20.  Sarah Vaughter Tuesday, September 30, 2014
You wrote "Lyme is a disease of the motor neuron" but you meant "ALS is a disease of the motor neuron", correct?
Well, then you're woofully uninformed and should get your school money back, because in ALS it is the rule, not the exception, to see all kinds of generalized brain damage:
Research shows that at least two thirds of ALS patients suffer generalized brain damage in addition to motor neuron damage!
(I provided three references to studies in the peer-reviewed literature). It took me mere minutes to find those references. Imagine what an entire long summer can do.
So I did your homework now. I hope you're man enough to apologize. Where did you get your diploma, "Mark"? Would you mind giving us your "credentials", so that we can avoid your hospital, clinic or practice?
Now of course, even if this were NOT the case, you would still not have a valid point - your argument would still be illogical because the issue here is that a plethora of neurological syndromes with unknown etiology are merely differently expressing symptoms of the same phenomenon: A brain infection. Vasculitis in the cranium, etc.
What you clueless "neurologists" (experts in nothing basically, since you do not know the cause of ANY neurological syndrome, neither do you have a cure) do is take a disease such as Lyme and, depending on what part of the brain the Lyme has infected, classify its symptoms into Fibromyalgia, CFS, Alzheimer, MS, ALS and a whole lot more fantasy-diagnoses to keep your nice little scam going.
So you simply call an infection of mainly the motor part of the brain "ALS", and then claim that "because we refuse to recognize chronic Lyme, it can't be Lyme, ALS is ALS and MS is MS, because we say so". It's like saying that an injured person on the street suffers from "broken-leggitis" or "broken-armitis" or "crushed-headitis" and insisting there must be different causes for it, while I say that they're all hit by motor vehicles (= bacteria). And then you have a "broken-armitis expert" and a "crushed pelvisitis expert" and a "exploded headitis with concomitant severed limb-itis expert" and all eat out of a well-filled trough.
Of course, as in many scams that got out of control, its practitioners often believe in it themselves, because a whole cottage industry has sprung up (patient advocacy groups, charities, professorships, grants etc.) and they all have the same goal: Perpetuating the life of their goose that lays the golden eggs. As a doctor, you're neither a scientist nor an engineer. You basically can't think logically and originally. You are one of those types with boundless respect for authority and you have a talent for learning many "facts" by heart. Admit it: You're a nobody. All you do is prescribe pills and let your patients die agonizing deaths. You are clueless, helpless and hopeless but you have a very big mouth.
As to my credentials: They are irrelevant. If my sister and I witness a murder and we testify in court, is our testimony invalid because we're not forensic detectives? If I find many publications that prove you're wrong, are those publications wrong because I found them, and I am not a Neurologist? If I were a neurologist, you'd still attack me, saying: "The majority disagrees with you".
"Neurologists" are the high-priests of the of the "All Neurological Syndromes Are Caused By The Great Unknown" religion. I deal in facts, not self-serving ideology.