I have heard many good comments about the work of Dr. Sarah Myhill from patients or parents of patients with ME/CFS. Many people suffering ME/CFS and also those with Lyme Disease know only too well how difficult it is to find a doctor that listens and really tries to sort out what our problems are.
I was shocked at the treatment I had from three Rheumatologists, arrogant to a point of rudeness, dismissive of my arthritis and muscle weakness symptoms and flippant, one suggested I gave up work when I explained how I was struggling to cope even after reducing my hours. Like he would have given up his income probably 4x what I was earning at that time, so easily.
I was very sorry to hear the latest action by the GMC in investigating Dr Myhill yet again.
I have found Dr Myhill's website very interesting and most of what I have read very informative and useful, quite a breath of fresh air in fact.
It does seem so much like a witch hunt, hounding her because she has views a little different than the main stream in medicine. It is very worrying that doctors who treat outside the box are being hounded in this way, especially with the problems those treating Lyme Disease in the USA have had. It comes to something when States are taking the vote in order to protect their doctors from treating patients for Lyme Disease. I watched the hearing in Connecticut last year and what really struck me was the number of patients who must have suffered Chronic ill health from Lyme Disease for the situation to have got to the point of gaining the full support of their Representatives. The vote was unanimously in support of allowing Doctors to treat patients with Lyme disease freely rather than being threatened with prosecution by medical boards supported by IDSA's view of their discredited Lyme Disease Guidelines.
Dr Myhill's experiences do not bode well for the future of our precious few private Lyme Disease doctors in the UK who treat outside the box but who have success with long term antibiotics. The prospect of me being denied the only treatment that worked for me and being left struggling with chronic ill health and all that pain is rather scary.
I wish Dr Myhill well not just for her but for the future of medicine which must be allowed to evolve as new ideas and research is produced.