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  1. zakthecat

    Doctor in the House

    I've just watched a programme on BBC called Doctor in the House where a GP goes into the home of someone who has a seemingly intractable problem and tries to help them. I was drawn to this particular episode as it was advertised as being about a woman suffering from cluster headaches (I've been episodic for about 20 years). It was obvious from the outset that this poor woman was having terrible problems but it wasn't long before I realised that whatever it was she was suffering from it wasn't cluster headaches. This GP obviously didn't have a clue what he was talking about and started looking at her diet and general lifestyle without any reference at all to current research, treatment options, associated symptoms and anything else that might have given some information, help, hope to cluster sufferers. He recommended that she changed her diet (without giving any reason why or to what purpose), consult an osteopath and a chiropractor and reduce her stress levels. It turned out that her (obviously extreme) headaches were probably caused by a neck injury she suffered as a teenager. Whilst I'm really pleased he may have found the cause of her problems and therefore potentially effective treatment, I feel quite appalled that there was no acknowledgement that it wasn't cluster headaches she was suffering from, thereby perpetuating the ignorance that seems to be a predominant factor in the lives of us clusterheads. I know this will probably only be relevant to UK members (although I'm sure it's available on YouTube etc), but it made me so angry I felt I had to vent my spleen somewhere.
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