I did not need this negative feedback while feeling vulnerable myself,
I totally understand that DT, I mean, it would be one thing if your friend had said that he felt unsure about that pathway and had asked further questions, or just said he had faith in the NHS (oh what we now know! frustrating!) and would rather wait, but to be 'met with a diatribe of uninformed propaganda, that I was crazy to even think about Chinese meds, etc' ....
The thing is, you and your friend are occupying completely different spaces right now. You have researched, read and interacted with all the open-minded people on this forum and you are on treatment - Your friend is still anxious, untreated and disappointed and not as up on the latest as you. As I say, different spaces. Your friend may be scared, when people are scared they often 'kick-off'.
Meanwhile, re vulnerable, read my latest on my diary here, am I going through the exact same thing, emotional vulnerability. It's quite a toughie and can be triggered by the strangest of things. It is so had for others to understand, thankfully we have our friends on here and yes, our friendships have sped along in high speed from supporting each other in times of need.
I had a similar thing with an online friend who on hearing that I had started this treatment sent me emails with 'PLEASETAKE CARE' at the end which I found rather unsettling. I communicate less with them now to protect myself.
propagation of the lies of Big Pharma, and the consequent widespread brainwashing, is what is causing the rationing of the meds, and the misery and the deaths from hepC
Yes. Totally agree.
but we can't expect others to be in the same stage of understanding of the situation, however you can try to protect yourself by avoiding this friend for now and trying to stay calm. I reckon he's afraid.
ps the flow of this post was interrupted by someone close shouting at me saying I shouldn't be on here so much and that's why I am getting upset, No, I am getting upset because you are shouting at me
It's hard on others too, but they are not the ones trying to get get well or for whom stress can make you feel more ill .