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Lyme's Disease will be the largest epidemic...awareness and research needs to happen along with getting all medical professionals on board!
via Crowdrise 5 years ago
BENEFITING: NORTH CAROLINA LYME DISEASE FOUNDATION INC
I have been faced with the diagnosis of Chronic Lyme's Disease for 5 years...I could have had it for over 10. There is so much controversy around the chronic version that doctor's are not allowed to treat patients correctly not to mention the controversy between the money pocketed from the Insurance companies and and people on the IDSA board. Most treatments are not covered and doctor's are forced out of state's where they treat Lyme's. It took over 12 doctor's to figure out what I had and many were skeptical as they said it didn't exist in the Southern United States. It has been proven that it exists in all 50 states not to mention other areas throughout the world. It is not taken seriously and recent scientific research has linked a progressive form to Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's, MS, etc... Once the medical boards and doctors start adhering to their "Hippocratic Oath" that they took and test for Lyme's this will be a bigger epidemic than any other ones currently out there, it will hit much higher than HIV ever did and there is no cure only routine antibiotic treatment if a patient can afford it. More research, funding, and lobbying is necessary to get the word out there and prevent more people from getting sick. There are thousands undiagnosed. This project is close to my heart. You never know who has Lyme's sometimes we hide it very well.
There is a great documentary going around that everyone should check out.
NC Lyme Disease Foundation Website: http://www.nclyme.org/