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This is a little off topic, but with so many of us being older, I wanted to share this good development. Kris Kristoferson, the singer, was deteriorating rapidly into memory loss and had been diagnosed with Alzheimers. Turns out they misdiagnosed him and he actually had Lyme disease. They are treating that and he has bounced back! This disease is transmitted by deer ticks and is often missed as a diagnosis. So if you are worried about memory loss, have some tests done for Lyme. Among the doctors I work with, there are many who believe Lyme is misdiagnosed all the time. If you are in an HMO, you will have to be a squeeky wheel to get them to order a test, or pay for it yourself. If you live where there are deer, this could be the source of your malaise and memory lapses. Check it out.

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This is a little off topic, but with so many of us being older, I wanted to share this good development. Kris Kristoferson, the singer, was deteriorating rapidly into memory loss and had been diagnosed with Alzheimers. Turns out they misdiagnosed him and he actually had Lyme disease. They are treating that and he has bounced back! This disease is transmitted by deer ticks and is often missed as a diagnosis. So if you are worried about memory loss, have some tests done for Lyme. Among the doctors I work with, there are many who believe Lyme is misdiagnosed all the time. If you are in an HMO, you will have to be a squeeky wheel to get them to order a test, or pay for it yourself. If you live where there are deer, this could be the source of your malaise and memory lapses. Check it out.
Great info, Tom. I think that all too often doctors just order basic blood panels and jump at the first obvious diagnosis. Lyme Disease is a nasty and difficult malaise to recognize as the symptoms mimic so many other things.
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Wow who would have thought . That disease has caused a lot of people a great amount of grief .
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Tom, this is great information! I will request this test because there are numerous white-tailed deer in our backwoods and whenever I go back into said woods, there will be one or more ticks clinging to my hairy legs. Interestingly, I've just changed to a new doctor. I've had a couple of doctors who were good, but had terrible office personnel, but my last one was going downhill fast - but had a good office staff. Due to some chronic problems and a few other things I have to be on several prescriptions. My last doctor prescribed all of my medication, but each time I visited the pharmacy (who fills everything for me) a pharmacist would walk-up to the counter and tell me to double-check with my doctor because two of my prescriptions should not have been prescribed together in combination with my other regimen. I asked the doctor and he said, "Tell your pharmacist to go to medical school".

I got a new doctor and without me saying anything he said he could not believe that "with my numbers and other prescriptions" I was being prescribed those same two drugs together. He told me to stop immediately. I did, and within a week; I felt 50 years younger. My pharmacist was correct! My previous doctor is no longer my doctor. He had a great staff, but would not listen to reason - even coming from other doctors or pharmacists!

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Otis; you're likely one of the lucky ones, you have a knowledgeable Pharmacist...probably saved your bacon!
One wonders how many mistakes that Dr. buried?
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Arrogance must be one of the courses taught in medical school because quite a few doctors I've been to have had an over abundance of it. From my own personal experiences, the advice I've gotten from nurses and pharmacists has been much better than some I've gotten from doctors but the doctors are king of the roost so to speak and often ignore advice from them and from their patients.
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Those in other medically oriented fields think that MDs belive those initials stand for Medical Diety.

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It's been several years ago but a pharmacist told me to stop taking a pill because they found out it was bad to take it all the time.
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Odd but all of my Doctors have no problem explaining why they prescribe a particular drug. Just questioned my heart Dr. about one last week on the dosage and he gave me a thorough explanation that made perfect sense. One should never try to be their own doctor but it is in your best interest to keep your self informed about your body and always question anything you do not understand. If your doctor has a problem with that it is definitely time for a change. After all it is you who decides who deserves your business. Medical offices are a business and can't survive without patients and most business is generated through word of mouth. Staying quite about a bad doctor is a disservice to your friends & neighbors so speak up.
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OPG3, the AMA has gone on record that medical mistakes account for about 100K deaths a year. Kind of makes you wonder, huh?

My father had the same thing by taking multiple medications. He spent a month in a VA hospital in Palm Harbor, Florida, getting everything balanced so medications were not working against each other or avoiding unfavorable reactions to the meds. BTW, my mother went to see him every day and said he got excellent care by the doctors and staff.

Hard to classify doctors. We have one doctor in town that is a known genius but he has lousy bedside and office manners. My PCP retired and I'm a bit skeptical about this new one I'll be seeing in a couple of weeks.

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