We're all trying to get better. Somethings work for some people and not for others. When something has worked for ourselves sometimes we report back with spectacular results too soon, and other times we feel that since it worked for us, it must work for everyone.
The thing that really doesn't help, at all, is people who rant and rant about KNOWING they have the correct solution and KNOW that all others are idiots.
This serves no purpose.
So now my little rant, which I will not keep repeating because I know people are smart enough to figure it out themselves. Unfortunately, I have to name a name, and you him as an examples because I feel that some damage is being done and needs to stop.
Shrimpy123 has come on these boards looking for the same solution we all hope for and that is great. He had success with Dr. Kevin Cahill. Some have had success with Dr. Cahill AND some have not. I know this because I have been on these boards for years, seen the name MANY times and messaged back and forth with people on both sides.
Others have had success with Dr. Thomas Brody of the CDD, AND some have not. I too have written/spoken with people from both sides.
Obviously you can see the similarity here, that these doctors like anything, can really help some people, or can not.
It doesn't matter if Dr. Kevin Cahill doesn't believe in Blastocystis being a cause, as it takes loads of research (none of which Shrimp123 can force is BAD research) and the research shows that Blasto DOES cause problems....BUT not for everyone.
Shrimpy123 your advice to see Dr. Cahill is not bad. I'm -really- not attacking you or that doctor at all but NOT EVERYONE has E. Histolytica, just because he found it in you. AND just because he helped you and he has his opinion, does not mean you can simply call studies of Blasto irrelevant.
This is useless bullsh*t.
Everyone is trying to get better. Just getting the message out there that a doctor helped you and how he helped you is enough.
As for me, Dr. Cahill is now another option and I am happy to hear about him AND his scraping technique (never had that done yet). But I won't just give up on the CDD (Dr. Brody) as many people have also been helped.
In the end, an argument serves no purpose, I only wish to make the point that it's all about what works and there is no one single solution.