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FDA: Serological Tests Not Sufficient To Diagnose COVID-19

Directly from the FDA today (4/21/2020) "Health care providers should be aware of the limitations of serological tests intended to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 and the risks to patients and the community if the test results are used as the sole basis to diagnose COVID-19.

The FDA is not aware of an antibody test that has been validated for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection. While the FDA remains open to receiving submissions for these tests for such uses, based on the underlying scientific principles of antibody tests, the FDA does not expect that an antibody test can be shown to definitively diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection."

#FDA #COVID19 #Fibromyalgia #CheckInWithMe #MightyTogether #flattenthecurve #stayathome #ComplexUnspecifiedNeuromuscularDisease #quarantine #WritingThroughIt


Psoriasis Meds

Short, sweet, and to the point.

If didn't have insurance (through my employer) I'd probably die.

I have severe psoriasis.

If I didn't have insurance it is estimated that I would be paying +11,000 for a shot to keep me clear and functioning

$11,346.00 USD that will be injected into my body only to function. What's wrong? I have copay assistance fortunately. What if I didn't qualify? I'll give you a list of songs to play at my funeral.

Thanks #BigPharm , #Tremfya , #who , #Aetna , #CoPayAssistance , #AAD #Psoriasis #chronic #Jansen #SpecialtyPharmacy #FDA


My Movement Disorder #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder

My husband told me I needed to get over my fear of going out in public. First time eating out, I accidentally hit a lady near the cashiers desk with an uncontrollable arm jerk.
I wasn’t given a diagnosis in 2008 after an RX drug caused a sudden onset of a movement disorder. I told my doctor I needed a diagnosis since I hadn’t received one. Little did I know how doctors handle their iatrogenic errors. Other doctors came to his aid, and soon they invented a story that included, “The problem she is having seems Supratentorial (crazy) to me.”
One neurologist claimed she gave me an MRI review even though she had grabbed the MRI disc out of my hand and rushed out to make sure I wouldn’t follow her. - My new PCP was determined to find help for me. My hopes were high, after enduring this condition for 9 years. I shouldn’t have been surprised when the Movement Disorders specialist walked in with a diagnostic leaflet, claiming I have, “Functional Neurological Syndrome.” The diagnostic leaflet claimed all scans and other investigations were normal. She had missed the radiologist’s “Clinical Correlation advised.” My PCP sent me on an expensive trip and they conducted an EEG/EMG. They noticed I have shaky legs, so that’s the only part of my body that received a diagnosis since the neurologist wanted to include, “Functional suspect.” So it basically means a psychological problem turned into a neurological disorder. At least I reported to MedWatch, and my doctor didn’t. #MedWatch #FDA


IC isn't being treated.

Too many women men and children are suffering from the dreadful disease called Interstitial Cystitis. The #DEA #FDA and #CDC opiate regulations have caused an oppression against us that is almost as bad as having IC. So many ICwarriors have committed suicide this year and daily I see thousands of people begging and pleading on our forums for help. I see people who are devastated physically, financially and emotionally because of IC and the dismissal by so many doctors of our pain. It's as if they look through us and we do not exist. It is time to stop the abuse of patients and demand that we are given ADEQUATE amounts of pain meds. Time to demand that we be recognized. Time to say NO MORE ill treatment by physicians. Especially amongst those of us who have gone through painful procedure after procedure, who have adhered to strict diets and supplement regiments, who have exhausted every resource to try and heal, who have been through years of pelvic floor therapy with little improvement. If they won't remove our bladders entirely then they better start giving us meds to make life liveable. #americanurologicalassociation #CDC #FDA #DEA