If you don't know me, I had Lyme disease 2 years ago and still suffer the after affects: aching joints, muscle twitches and letter reversal issues. It's my responsibility, as a survivor and activist, to warn my Hub friends about this deadly illness.
" The month of May is Lyme Disease Awareness month nation-wide. Lyme Disease (borrelia burgdorferi) is a dangerous bacteria that invades the bloodstream through the bite of a tick. Numbers of cases have grown in excess of over 300,000 estimated cases per year. The International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society (http://ilads.org/)states that according to CDC estimates, new Lyme cases are at least 4 times more common annually than new HIV/AIDS cases. The Alliance for Natural Health considers Lyme Disease one of the most misdiagnosed, under-reported, and serious epidemics of our time. The October 2006 issue of Reader's Digest lists Lyme Disease in the top ten of "10 Diseases Doctors Miss".
On April 13th, ABC's Dr. Phil show aired a segment entitled 'Deadly Consequences', which included the testimony of three individuals who have been infected with the disease. The response was overwhelming. Dr. Phil's message boards exploded with responses from Lyme sufferers across the country with similar stories of misdiagnosis, being told "it's all in your head", and complete denial that chronic Lyme disease exists.
So, dear friends, I pass this message on to you. I'm leaving for Washington DC on May 11 for the annual 'Lyme Underground Mayday Rally' https://www.facebook.com/events/303699299673785/
to be held in Lafayette Park across from the White House. If you live in the DC area, please join us from 1-4.
Thank you for this post! It's somewhat scary to realize how prevalent something is that so many people don't know, or barely know, anything about.
by Susan Reid 8 years ago
Will you write about Lyme disease and its effect on your health, please?
by RockyMountainMom 3 years ago
How do I request that Lyme disease be added as a subtopic?Is there a process in place (or forum location) for requesting subtopics be added? Lyme disease needs to be on the health list....
by donotfear 8 years ago
Knew I hadn't been my old self, darnit. Dragged out, muscle fatigue, exhaustion, inability to sleep. Finally had blood tests done. Doc said I was positive for one of the antibodies of Lyme. I gotta find an infectious disease Doc ASAP, plus, I need a chest x-ray, he recommends. Been on the...
by RockyMountainMom 3 years ago
Lyme disease diagnosis & treatment are highly controversial and a very big deal.....for patients and in general. I've seen a number of Lyme disease hubs here when I've searched for it, but haven't seen a hub topic area. I posted a hub just now and regretted not asking this sooner,...
by Little Nell 7 years ago
I was doing some internet research following a suggestion by my husband's doctor that he should have a blood test for Lyme Disease. I came across a research paper that had carried out blood tests on children diagnosed with autism, and had found that 25% had antibodies to Lyme Disease. ...
by Kate Swanson 7 years ago
Whether I agree with HP's new policies or not, I respect the site's right to set their own rules. However, I think one of the reasons Hubbers are getting upset isthey're getting warnings based on rules they don't know existExamples:1. I have "overly promotional" warnings on several...
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