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tetanus - redeaux

Posted by Mari Hall on November 15, 1998 at 18:17:47:

You suggested an immunologist--I thought these folks were allergy specialists. What would this do to resolve the weakness and muscle ache and chronic pain syndrome that this has left me with??


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Re: tetanus - redeaux

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 16, 1998 at 09:51:15:

In Reply to: tetanus - redeaux posted by Mari Hall on November 15, 1998 at 18:17:47:

Dear Mari,

An immunologist is NOT an allergist.

The reason for seeing one is to be sure that this IS what is going on. If something much more serious is happening you need to know that to know what you need to do.

Walt



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Re: tetanus - redeaux

Posted by Mari Hall on November 16, 1998 at 11:43:29:

In Reply to: Re: tetanus - redeaux posted by Walt Stoll on November 16, 1998 at 09:51:15:

I looked in the phone book for Immunologists and they are lumped under Allergists (at least in Texas that is), but Texas is so backwards they don't let the holistic remedy folks practice as thereapists as the chiropractors and DO's have that all sewed up, so what did I expect. I took the first one that is close to my home and called; the office staff was so kind and patient and wanted to know the "whole" story as I was trying to be succient (have reaction to tetanus shot). They wanted details. The doctor can see me tomorrow and I will post what happens, if anyone is interested. You just don't know how much I DON'T want to do this--not fearful, but traditional medicine has failed me in this in the first place so why should it be better now??


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Posted by Walt Stoll on November 17, 1998 at 11:23:50:

In Reply to: Re: tetanus - redeaux posted by Mari Hall on November 16, 1998 at 11:43:29:

Dear Mari,

WOW! And I thought that Kentucky was the most backward state in the union.

Perhaps your best bet would be to go to the reference section of your library & have the librarian help you find the definitions of an Immunologist and an Allergist (sigh).

It probably would help you to know what kind of specialist you were dealing with.

One of my pet peeves is calling conventional medicine "traditional" just because the monopoly would like to cover itself with the glory of the name.

Conventional medicine is a 100 year old FAD that is just now reaching its point of ultimate absurdity. Traditional medicine has been around for at least 35,000 years.

Remember, you do not need to DO what the doc says. You are mainly getting an accurate diagnosis of what is going on. We MDs are pretty good at that.

Walt



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Re: tetanus - redeaux

Posted by Mari Hall on November 17, 1998 at 13:31:49:

In Reply to: Re: tetanus - redeaux posted by Walt Stoll on November 17, 1998 at 11:23:50:

well, being $385.00 poorer and guess what -- I did not have a "reaction to a tetanus shot" I have TETANUS. Great, now they want to give me some pills at $72.00 each--- no thanks, I'll stick to the homeopathic translations at $5.00 per tube which last a week. Thanks for all the concern


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Posted by Walt Stoll on November 18, 1998 at 11:13:23:

In Reply to: Re: tetanus - redeaux posted by Mari Hall on November 17, 1998 at 13:31:49:

Dear Mari,

Go to the library & ask for a reference about tetanus.

Tetanus is a fatal condition that lasts a few days to a week. You cannot have tetanus. Everyone would be rushing around screaming and you would be on life support at a hospital.

This MUST be a miscommunication! Besides there are no $72 pills that would do anything for tetanus.

Get the real story! You certainly have paid enough for it!

Walt




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