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Old 08-06-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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Cfs And Fibro On Oprah Yesterday

Hi all I haven't been around here lately. I have been dealing with cervical spine issues as well as the CFS and THyroid disease.
ANyway Dr. Oz was on Oprah yesterday and mentioned how his practice has changed many people's lives. One lady stood up and said she is now out of pain that she had for 7 yrs. She stood up and spoke about how she she's been struggling with CFS and now thanks to Dr. Oz she walks and has a normal life.
At first when they mentioned fibro and CFS I was so glad. But when they continued to say one herbal medicine that is in Dr. Teitlbam sp??? book on the subject. She is cured.
First of all we all agree that we want the public to be aware of this disease. But to say there is a simple quick fix is WRONG!!!!!!!
I have read his books as well as Mary Shoman who specializes in Thyroid and CFS. There is no majic bullet, period.
If what they said were true we would all be prescrbed her bullet and walk back to our normal lives tomorrow.
I was so sad and mad. Here My life has totally changed due to CFS and I am trying to get disability. B/c really nothing has worked so far. I am on a cocktail by my specialist. And it somewhat helps. But not with flares. ect.
I had to get this off of my chest. It totally minimized our condition. I used to love Oprah but am starting to resent her quick fix cures like thyroid and CFS>
Sorry this is long just had to vent.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: Cfs And Fibro On Oprah Yesterday

I wish I had seen it. I always wondered what Dr. Oz's take would be on EBV and Chronic Fatigue. I haven't written to the show and asked if they wold invite Cher back to talk about her illness. I am surprised that they minimized it the way they did. I gauruntee you if Oprah came down with it, the whole world would be informed and it would be taken seriously. don't get me wrong. I love Oprah, its just that us everyday people out here in the world struggling with it seems to be ignored. If someone famous gets sick, suddenly there is a race for a cure. Makes me mad too.

 
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Re: Cfs And Fibro On Oprah Yesterday

I think I remember hearing that Oprah DID have something on CFS a year or two ago, and it wasn't to reinforce its plausibility. It was just criticizing.

 
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Re: Cfs And Fibro On Oprah Yesterday

They didn't say Oprah had it. They pointed out o woman in the audiance that was a pt of Dr. OZ. She said she had CFS or fibro either way there is no sure fire cure. ANd he fixed her with an herb and walking.
That was it. So anyone of our loved ones watching who we have finally convinced we are legitamitally sick will see that and say well if they want to get betterwe will do what she did.
By the way they did not mention the herb but said it came from Dr. Tetalbaum,s book. SP?

Just made me mad. I don't think when Oprah had a thyroid problem that that was even given enough coverage. She had it. It explained her sleepiness but she was put on meds and TA DA!!!!!!!! She's all better. Well any of us (I have thyroid disease) boards and see there is no quick fix for many people it takes years to get it resolved if ever.
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Re: Cfs And Fibro On Oprah Yesterday

Hi Deena, from what I have read, and learned....there are "many, many" reasons for Chronic Fatigue. What makes one person Fatigued could be something so totally different from the next person....So possibly what this lady had was treatable.

I have heard of people getting the Epstein Barr Virus under control. Doesn't mean they are cured. They just have it where the Immune system keeps it in check.

Having a Doctor like Dr. Oz and concentrating on her problems most likely helped also....

Hope you are feeling well today,


 
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