Aa
A
A
Close
693261 tn?1228942649
one reason is...
One reason why so many Dr's don't acknowledge pineal cysts is because they get too many perks from drug companies.  Let's face it folks--if the Dr. provides real help, drugs aren't prescribed as much, and they get less perks.  They are all trained to believe it's not real, and they are not harming anyone.  "Research" studies are often skewed to get the results the researchers desire to get.  Don't get me wrong here--I'm not talking ALL Docs.  But, it is to the drug companies benefit, the insurance companies benefit, and the hospital (who might have to eat some of the costs) benefit NOT to do the surgurys, and not to even acknowledge the problem.  Even MRI's are costly, and government won't help, because then Medicare and Medicaid has something else to pay for, too.  I hate to say it, but the almighty dollar comes before health in this country.  The best I can tell you (and I am starting to do this for myself too), is to speak up, speak loudly, and go in with facts in hand.  The squeaky wheel gets the grease!


This discussion is related to pineal cyst and headaches.
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
534785 tn?1329595808
I think a large part of why they're trained to believe pineal cysts don't cause many problems is because they cannot scientifically justify otherwise. If they were to say "all pineal cysts cause problems," that would mean everyone with a pineal cyst would need brain surgery...and not just any brain surgery, but one of the most dangerous surgeries to perform. It makes sense to want to assume that the problems experienced by patients with pineal cysts are a result of "something else" or can be treated with medication, because it wouldn't require a very expensive and potentially long surgery, risking the patient's life and well-being (i.e. the surgeon could accidentally blind the patient with a small nick in the wrong area).

I just don't think they should be so quick to dismiss pineal cysts as innocent. They're actually willing to tell me that all of my symptoms--double-vision, migraines, dizziness, essential tremor, etc.--are MORE LIKELY to be caused by separate problems, or have no explanation whatsoever, than to be caused by ONE THING--the pineal cyst.

Haven't they ever heard of Occam's Razor?!?!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
Avatar m tn
Blank
caregiver222
11079760 tn?1449081557
Blank
cjtmn
Minneapolis, MN
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB
5265383 tn?1465260698
Blank
aspen2
ON
1780921 tn?1462244109
Blank
flipper336
Queen Creek, AZ