I met with a new doctor yesterday. I’ve been interviewing them like babysitters lately.
“Do you believe there is such a thing as a mood disorder?” I asked him.
“Yes,” he replied. “At least in language there is.”
“When and why did you decide to break from conventional medicine and practice a more holistic approach?”
“Eight or nine years ago. I was tired of looking at the lists of medications people were taking. I couldn’t, in good conscience, prescribe meds to treat the side effects of other meds.”
“Do you believe that manic-depressives should stay on their medicine or wean off all synthetic drugs?”
“I think if you’ve had a truly manic experience, it can be dangerous to start weaning off. Each person is different.”
He passed my test. More or less.
This guy is a holistic MD with a license in internal medicine, which means he will prescribe for me the Nature-Thyroid medicine that makes me think more clearly and gives me more energy, but that conventional doctors dismiss as mashed-up animal parts that have no data supporting success.
I am averaging about four new doctors per year because I have four serious issues — a pituitary tumor, thyroid disease, bipolar disorder, and aortic valve regurgitation/arrhythmia — and none of my conventional doctors want to acknowledge anything that lies outside of their “expertise.”
I’m searching for someone who will at least consider peeking at my X-rays and blood tests done for other doctors so that he or she can gain a comprehensive view.
The doctor in front of me has potential. He goes on to evaluate me and hears my heart murmur and arrhythmia.
“I’m not so concerned about that,” I said.
“What are you concerned about?” he asked.
Source: psych central