Why you should Never trust your doctor!

You are not going to like what I will say here: if you are sick, please take all medical books with you to your doctor and if they don’t listen to you, walk out and get another doctor! My mom has been completely misdiagnosed and from the first moment (2 days ago) on I have been fighting with all doctors. Last night I diagnosed my mom with serotonin syndrome–too much serotonin in the brain that can kill in a very bad way by suffocation. I recognized the symptoms, called the nurse with all symptoms, all cure, and gave her 1 hour to get it all done. With all family visiting her all day, no one caught it. No doctors–there were several yesterday visiting her–caught any of the symptoms either. They just kept on fightign me as if they knew better. They did not know better!
Luckily the doctors this time (late last night) did not fight me. They did as told and my mom is OK! I don’t yet know if there is any damage to any part of her body–including her brain. Yet to be seen. But today her blood pressure is back to normal and is walking again. So the good news is that she is back to body-normal. The bad news is that I am not on the hospital’s payroll and they will hear about this! If not by a lawsuit, then by a book!
So prepare yourselves please if and when your loved ones are sick. Get a book on medicine that you think you can understand enough to look up the symptoms and chase your doctors into a corner until they listen to you. If they did not act immediately as I ordered (and again, I am not a doctor in that place and I am just a research doc and not a patient care doc!), my mom may not be alive for another day! This is very serious so please those of you who have questions about drugs, check for yourself online or ask me and always have a relative with you with some knowledge or a medical book in hand–it can also work as an intimidation factor. Just go for it! Your life!
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About Be Healthy

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist who evaluates changes in behavior, chronic pain, decision-making, as a result of hormonal variations in the brain. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a migraineur, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic mutations of insulin and glucose transporters, and voltage gated sodium and calcium channel mutations. Such mutations cause major shifts in a migraine brain, unlike that of a non-migraine brain. A non-migraineur can handle electrolyte changes on autopilot. A migraineur must always be on manual guard for such changes to maintain electrolyte homeostasis. The book Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines - An Insider's View explains why we have migraines, how to prevent them and how to stay migraine (and medicine) free for life. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know at the moment and also some hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. While working on the 2nd edition of the book she also published academic articles: "Migraine Cause and Treatment" Mental Health in family Medicine, November 23, 2015, open access "Functional Prodrome in Migraines" Journal of Neurological Disorders, January 22, 2016, open access "Are Statistics Misleading Sodium Reduction Benefits?", Journal of Medical Diagnostic Method, February 3, 2016, open access “A Comment on Severe Headache or Migraine History Is Inversely Correlated With Dietary Sodium Intake: NHANES 1999-2004” Angela A Stanton PhD, 19 July 2016 DOI: 10.1111/head.12861 not open access, subscription is required to read it. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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