The medical community here (Sweden)doesnīt seem to be aware that there is such a thing as LGS. Not on the whole and as a
My question then; is there, as yet, any way to diagnose LGS with an acceptable degree of certainty?
Posted by Walt Stoll on November 27, 1998 at 06:31:49:
In Reply to: LGS posted by Goran Ingvarsson (using a friendīs e-mail) on November 26, 1998 at 06:18:02:
Newsweek had a full page article about it exactly one year ago. Other participants on this BB have (on several occasions) listed a number of articles from the world literature about it and how to test for it. You can go to the archives for this BB and read about LGS to your heart's content.
ANY knowledgable physician knows about it by now since it explains so many of the heretofore conditions of "unknown origin". Call Great Smokies Laboratories at 18A Regent Park Boulevard, Asheville, North Carolina 28806, (704) 253-0621 or (800) 522-4762 for the most advanced tests to diagnose this condition.
Remember, if the doc doesn't even know it exists, the test results will be obscure at best (to him/her) AND they will be years learning how to do something about it.
You can read this BB & try to teach them but you know how hard it is to teach any doctor anything (grin).
You might find a local doc that is already enlightened so you would not have to drag your doc into the 21st century (kicking & screaming). Contact "Functional Medicine Update" at Box #1729, Gig Harbor, Washington 98335, (213) 851-3943 OR (800) 843-9660. Ask them for the names of physicians in your area who have subscribed to their service for at least 2 years. THEY are the most knowledgable physicians in your country.
Good luck! Walt