January 20, 2012

I had an interesting conversation with Maddie's Pediatric Rheumatologist today. I told him we have been getting a lot of unsolicited medical advice since our diagnosis'. He said that is always what happens. I told him about the oregano oils my in-laws wanted us to use and the turmeric pills someone at work gave Joe to have me take, etc. This doctor has been working with arthritis patients for over 30 years so he's seen it all. He said the homeopathic pills, oils, and herbs do not even come close to the benefits of modern medicine. These other methods are almost like doing nothing at all and the end result is crippling. I am so thankful for modern drugs that keep me mobile and will hopefully lead to remission.

1 comment:

Helen said...

Hi Holly,

Thanks for commenting on my post! It's nice to "meet" you. It can be difficult to hear this kind of advice from others - even if they mean well, it can really feel like they aren't being supportive or making an effort to understand what arthritis really is. I'm glad you had some support from your doctor on this.

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of your blog!