When did doctors sell out? When did they stop caring about a person’s actual, physical health and become pill pushers who just want to take the easy way out? There is evidence that diet and narcolepsy are linked. Check this out:
– Narcolepsy-like symptoms in mice have been induced by injecting them with antibodies from narcoleptic humans. No relationship between symptoms and anti-orexin antibodies has been found in narcoleptic patients however, which suggests the possibility that other antibodies are directed against the orexin cells.
-Narcolepsy is strongly associated with an immune antigen gene DQB1*0602, appearing in 90% of patients.
-HLA DQB1*06 alleles are also associated with Non-celiac gluten sensitivity. In fact DQB1*06 alleles seem to confer a higher risk to present neurological rather than intestinal symptoms.
Why we get Celiac Disease:
With that being said, why won’t the allergist or our family doctor test the girl for food allergies? I mean, the allergist *did* do a little skin prick test, which he readily admitted would not tell us what we needed to know. He did not offer to give her the blood test that actually gives hard information about sensitivities and allergies. Why not? What are the doctors getting out of having one more kid on drugs? And why was I so uncertain that the doctor even had access to these blood tests?
Partially due to my own naivete but also due to the doctor’s not offering that information. He didn’t want to listen to me and I suspect his opinion was based on appearance. Here I am, a middle-aged, going-gray, housewife. Based on my lack of makeup and exhausted, stressed demeanor I must be an idiot. Right? It could not be assumed that I had been up since 5:30 am, trying to get my daughters, one of whom has a difficult time waking up, out of bed, into the van and through rush hour traffic, 45 miles to Norfolk for a full day of doctors visits that made me look tired, stressed and unkempt. Not even to a man holding my daughter’s chart, complete with address, in his hand.
Ergh! This is all so frustrating. Her health. My being marginalized. The lack of information offered by the doctor.
Eli goes into REM sleep when she is awake. It is not absolutely safe for her to drive and here is a little tidbit from drugs. com: Zoloft can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Seriously? We are going to give an already sleepy kid this medication? Yes, according to our battery of physicians and then? Then we are also going to give her some stimulants to make sure she’s perky during the day.
Now even a going-gray, middle-aged, idiotic housewife can find this: Amphetamines have multiple chemical properties, they are reuptake inhibitors and they are neurotoxins (cause permanent brain damage). (From here.)
And the doctors want to mix this with Zoloft? Bad plan: