Many Lyme patients go for 30 years or longer without an accurate diagnosis; sadly some die without ever knowing they had Lyme disease. We are hearing more and more regarding the politics of lyme – and the horror show behind the lack of information and intelligence put forth by both the medical community, the health insurance companies, and the political misfits. Just take a look at these facts as reported in Outbreak News Today…
40 years after the discovery of Lyme disease, the CDC continues to promote out-of-date and outmoded Lyme treatment guidelines by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), despite an IOM certified, up-to-date alternative available from International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). Promoting the IDSA guidelines puts patients at serious risk.
There is also no CDC endorsed treatment for chronic Lyme disease. The IDSA which is made up of doctors who write the guidelines for treating Lyme patients for the IDSA are the guidelines that the insurance companies use. So if they say that 14 days of antibiotic treatment is sufficient for treating Lyme disease then that’s all that the insurance companies will pay for. And this is for acute Lyme not for chronic Lyme patients.
“… the really big problem with Lyme disease is that doctors are now limited to 7 minutes with a patient and that’s why they tend to shirk off people with chronic illnesses because they don’t have time to spend with them…” Janice Flores
Please meet Janice Flores, who has not only had a very personal experience with the disease as it attacked her own family, but she has uncovered many of the UNTRUTHS that the public are fed on a daily basis. Janice is married, mother of two daughters, Jessica 26, and Caitlin 20, and lives in Austin, Texas. Has a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in Counseling. For the last four years she has been the caretaker for her 20 year old daughter who was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2013.
On the show today, we’ll discuss the three types of Lyme Disease – it’s either neurological, psychological, or physiological or any combination of the three. The tests for Lyme disease are woefully inaccurate and treatment for chronic Lyme disease is many times unsuccessful especially for severe cases. Most doctors don’t know how to treat this disease and at the same time, they don’t want to know because of the time requirement in treating them.
“Lyme is not something that you just take a pill and you get better.” Janice Flores
People have no idea how miserable these patients are that have Lyme, they have no concept of someone actually having a headache that never stops. Learn more in this intriguing interview from a mother and leader over the battle to save her daughter from this devastating illness.