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    Default In Men itís Parkinsonís, In Women its hysteria

    https://www.propublica.org/article/i...n-its-hysteria

    Boy do I see myself in this article. You?

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    Interesting that there are so few women neuros. My current neuro happens to be a woman but I haven't heard of very many others.

    Fear of being regarded as "hysterical" or as having "psychogenic" problems probably keeps many women from consulting doctors about medical problems until it's much too late.

    A woman who neglects to seek medical attention about a suspicious lump, for instance, may be writing her own death sentence, and yet there must be many women who just don't want to deal with doctors who dismiss their reported symptoms.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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    Now Agate, don't get all hysterical about it!
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    I get this way only if there's a full moon.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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    Sunshine I definitely see myself and do very often not go to a Doctor due to exactly this. If this highly trained Neurologist can be treated in this manner just think what they would be saying about me, or any of us. Doctor after doctor she saw and if not for her brother stepping in she might still be improperly diagnosed. The main one she saw in NY still would not admit being wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agate View Post
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    Interesting that there are so few women neuros. My current neuro happens to be a woman but I haven't heard of very many others.

    Fear of being regarded as "hysterical" or as having "psychogenic" problems probably keeps many women from consulting doctors about medical problems until it's much too late.

    A woman who neglects to seek medical attention about a suspicious lump, for instance, may be writing her own death sentence, and yet there must be many women who just don't want to deal with doctors who dismiss their reported symptoms.
    This happened to my good friend with cancer. She went in due to a large lump. Big city Doc didnít do any testing other than manual exam and said, donít worry, its a cyst. It turned out to be a deadly cancer. Six months later Caught it before it metastasized by a country doc on vacation...major surgery, complications, survived.

    If you think something is wrong, keep on seeking help even if it drives you insane like this neurologist went through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by agate View Post
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    Interesting that there are so few women neuros. My current neuro happens to be a woman but I haven't heard of very many others.

    Fear of being regarded as "hysterical" or as having "psychogenic" problems probably keeps many women from consulting doctors about medical problems until it's much too late.

    A woman who neglects to seek medical attention about a suspicious lump, for instance, may be writing her own death sentence, and yet there must be many women who just don't want to deal with doctors who dismiss their reported symptoms.
    my wonderful neuro retired a couple of years ago. My new neuro is a woman. I like her a lot.
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    This happened to me by my PCP of 25 years. I would go in with something Neurological and I have had him tell me he thought it was something cyclical with me. He once put me on Amitriptyline. I took one 25mg pill. I took it one night and was unable to get up until the next afternoon at 4PM. My husband told me to never take another one. He also said you are not depressed anyway that he would know if I was. He also sent me to a Psychiatrist who told me I didnít need him. I saw him one time and he said if you ever need me call me, but there is no need for you to make another appointment. On and on it went. Then when I went to other Doctors on my own I was afraid to take my records because he would get mad and not even treat the things he knew were real. When I finally got a diagnosis he resigned me as a patient. He did me a lot of harm both physically and mentally.

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    I have had four women MS Specialists over the past 30 years. Three were each my doctor for at least two years or as many as 16. One was a specialized MS consult that I only saw twice. Many of the Brigham MS Fellows have been woman. Too soon to sing, “Our Day Has Come?”

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    That's good news. I scan through the research as it comes along and have always been aware that very few of the researchers who are named as authors are women. Most of the big names in MS research are men.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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