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Dangerous and Possibly Delusional, 28 Aug 2010
About me: I have some background of study in science, am not a medical doctor; but probably most importantly
recently recovered from a four year long bout of CFIDS. Before I got too sick to even read, you can believe
I went looking for some answers. I found "From Fatigued To Fantastic" to be absolutely without merit in both
its attempts at science and in any of the advised treatment regimens (I was unfortunate enough to find a local
physician here in Sacramento who was a Teitelbaum devotee and he hit me with a variety of them.)
Most, if not all of these treatments actually made me sicker, and at the time,I was already pretty miserable.
I finally started to recover a little about two years after I stopped all treatment, probably through either
luck or the grace of god (or maybe both).
If you are looking for real science, try the Whittemore-Peterson Institute in Reno. And try to remain hopeful,
but skeptical of guys like this. Some people do recover, but my overall impression is that Dr. Teitelbaum isn't
curing anyone. If he were, you'd have heard a lot more about him by now. His "research", and I use the term loosely,
seems based on convincing the subjects to self report improvement as a result of various treatments he throws
at them. There is some question regarding people who do not report improvement vanishing from the study, thus
not being included in the statistical calculations in the final report.
Many of Dr. Teitelbaum's ex-patients seem to report their impression of treatment in his facility was that
of being made significantly poorer financially by their association . Improvement seems sporadic, genuine cure
or remission almost nonexistent. Given that a certain percentage of patients will recover spontaneously
(absent any treatment at all), Dr. Teitelbaum's practice seems less than ideal.
Have hope, but protect yourselves. There is a great deal of questionable medicine practiced on people with this disease.