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Anyone else watching House?

I keep waiting for an episode with some celiac disease related disease.... then he prescribes cigarettes to the guy with IBS..?

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Anyone else watching House?

I keep waiting for an episode with some celiac disease related disease.... then he prescribes cigarettes to the guy with IBS..?

I love the show! they did a celiac episode a while back which was sort of weird. the mother who had celiac tried to drown her baby and then wanted to kill herself i think.

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I watch it sometimes. I think it's so far from reality that I sometimes find it annoying (the whole only one brilliant person in the whole hospital can figure out what's wrong with these people thing), but it's kind of fun to see the medical situations.

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I watch it sometimes. I think it's so far from reality that I sometimes find it annoying (the whole only one brilliant person in the whole hospital can figure out what's wrong with these people thing), but it's kind of fun to see the medical situations.

Ah but take a step back :D

Many of us have been through scores of consultants, GI specialists and such where a single not even exceptional intern who knew about celiac disease because his cousin had it might be the only person in the hospital to make the correct diagnosis :D

How far fetched is that ?

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Jestgar, I like Dr. House for that reason, he is a doctor I wish I had found years ago, one who would not have given up until he figured out what was wrong with me.

By the way, I love your pic!

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Jestgar, I like Dr. House for that reason, he is a doctor I wish I had found years ago, one who would not have given up until he figured out what was wrong with me.

By the way, I love your pic!

Maybe that's why I don't like him. I'm already too jaded and have given up on the idea of a doc in shining armor riding in on a gurney to make me well! :P

and thanks

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I watch it sometimes. I think it's so far from reality that I sometimes find it annoying (the whole only one brilliant person in the whole hospital can figure out what's wrong with these people thing), but it's kind of fun to see the medical situations.

Sure would be nice if a brilliant person existed in hospitals or doctor's offices, wouldn't it???? I guess that's what makes it fiction!

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Yeah, but it's always HIM. How about some brilliance out of some other people once in a while?

Ah, see what you mean... but I don't actually like HIM.... I just think the show is funny :D

and educational.... I'm not paranoid but I think I better get checked for Africa Sleeping sickness :blink: its a hypochondiacs dream :D

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I hate to say it, but brilliant and MD rarely go together. Not that they aren't very smart, but they are trained to fit the person to a diagnosis, not diagnose the person.

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I hate to say it, but brilliant and MD rarely go together. Not that they aren't very smart, but they are trained to fit the person to a diagnosis, not diagnose the person.

Truer words were never spoken! :D Beautifully put!

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I hate to say it, but brilliant and MD rarely go together. Not that they aren't very smart, but they are trained to fit the person to a diagnosis, not diagnose the person.

Plus, they're too specialized. You have to figure out for yourself what you have so you know which one to go to! My Lyme doctor is GREAT, but I had to figure out I had Lyme before I went to him.

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I watch it sometimes. I think it's so far from reality that I sometimes find it annoying (the whole only one brilliant person in the whole hospital can figure out what's wrong with these people thing), but it's kind of fun to see the medical situations.

I rarely watch it anymore for just this reason. Plus... there's not a hospital on earth that would let him get away w/ the stuff he does.

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Plus, they're too specialized. You have to figure out for yourself what you have so you know which one to go to!

Yeah! How dumb is that?? You have to be your own personal medical specialist in order to know which specialist to go to!

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I rarely watch it anymore for just this reason. Plus... there's not a hospital on earth that would let him get away w/ the stuff he does.

I wouldn't be so sure.... I've been to a few countries where I have met practicing MD's that don't believe in viri or bacteria...

but on the counterside there are plenty of hospitals it seems where tellig the patient they are suffering from hypochonria and they are making up the whole thing is the norm if you have celiac disease and I would guess any number of similar "unpopular diseases" like Lymes...

I'm not sure which is worse, the fantasy of House or the reality?

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I wouldn't be so sure.... I've been to a few countries where I have met practicing MD's that don't believe in viri or bacteria...

but on the counterside there are plenty of hospitals it seems where tellig the patient they are suffering from hypochonria and they are making up the whole thing is the norm if you have celiac disease and I would guess any number of similar "unpopular diseases" like Lymes...

I'm not sure which is worse, the fantasy of House or the reality?

I generally hear that I'm healthy from doctors, and that I'm a hypochondriac from my mom and sisters.

I think the reality is worse ... too many people never get diagnosed and go around sick for no reason.

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Not House related, but doctor related.

Carla, you and Rachel and the others on the OMG thread have just made a small difference in my corner of the world. One of the MDs here works with cystic fibrosis patients and he's studying the bacteria that colonize these peoples' lungs. These bacteria have different lipid structure when they live in CF people. I cited "some people with chronic bacterial infections on the Celiac boards that I read and their experience with lower body temperatures" and has he thought about that aspect of the biology of cf people as bacterial hosts?

I don't know if temperature will turn out to be factor, it seems too easy and someone should have checked that already, but at least he's thinking about the extremely localized environment of the lung of a chronically ill person and what affect that might have on bacterial life cycles and structures. (Yes, one of the unmentioned aspects of my job is to guide MDs into scientific thinking. Unfortunately most of these just end up doing science, not medicine.)

Nice job. You just changed the world! ;)

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I totally dig the relationship between House & the Oncologist (his name escapes me).

His name is Wilson. I can't figure out why they are even friends, except for maybe Wilson likes to be pushed around...House is always testing to see how far he can push Wilson's buttons. Pretty darn far is all I can say.

I love watching House, it is one of the only shows that I try to watch every week. For me it is more about the relationship dynamics than about the actual diagnoses/treatment of the patient.

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His name is Wilson. I can't figure out why they are even friends, except for maybe Wilson likes to be pushed around...House is always testing to see how far he can push Wilson's buttons. Pretty darn far is all I can say.

Yeah, Wilson - now that's just good stuff !

House is a m a n a p u l a t o r . Wilson has no choice but to bow down. He's not assertive enough. My theory is that the reason he hangs out with House is that he secretly wishes he were him. They're like polar opposites - the yin / the yang. Ahhh, good times.

Yeah, Wilson ...

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Not House related, but doctor related.

Carla, you and Rachel and the others on the OMG thread have just made a small difference in my corner of the world. One of the MDs here works with cystic fibrosis patients and he's studying the bacteria that colonize these peoples' lungs. These bacteria have different lipid structure when they live in CF people. I cited "some people with chronic bacterial infections on the Celiac boards that I read and their experience with lower body temperatures" and has he thought about that aspect of the biology of cf people as bacterial hosts?

I don't know if temperature will turn out to be factor, it seems too easy and someone should have checked that already, but at least he's thinking about the extremely localized environment of the lung of a chronically ill person and what affect that might have on bacterial life cycles and structures. (Yes, one of the unmentioned aspects of my job is to guide MDs into scientific thinking. Unfortunately most of these just end up doing science, not medicine.)

Nice job. You just changed the world! ;)

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

The good news - my temps are above 98 degrees every day now!!!! That should make the bacteria slightly uncomfortable!! :P

Thanks for sharing! You know, we talk all the time about bacteria needing a certain temperature to survive, we know that fevers kill it, so it seems natural that it would be this easy. Health shouldn't be so complicated!!

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I like House because he is persistant. Also, his little sarcastic "I don't suffer fools lightly" attitude makes me laugh. I have to agree that the epeisode where the mother drowned her kid because celiac disease made her crazy is a little far fetched, but again, we all went through how many trials and tribulations before we were diagnosed? Besides whose to say brain fog can not get THAT bad for some people.

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I've only just recently started watching House. Was he a jerk before the leg problem, or has the show not disclosed this. I had assumed that he wasn't as much as a jerk before, and that Wilson was his friend then, and has stuck by his despite the bad attitude. Can anyone clue me in?

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Considering all of the horrible doctors that I have seen in the past three years, my mom and I (both huge House fans) often joke---usually after seeing another idiot----that all we want is House!! I don't care how mean he is if he figures out what the heck is wrong with me!!!

Heck, I have doctors that are mean to me and don't have a clue....so I might as well get one that figures it out!

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I was just gonna post about House! Ok so does anyone know the name of the episode about celiac disease? Is it season 2 or 3? I want to rent it (I see the show regularly, but I've missed that one).

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