Chronic Lyme disease is called the “great imitator” because it is often misdiagnosed as another condition such as Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, or anxiety. Misdiagnosis is a common experience for patients with chronic Lyme disease and treatments that work for these other illnesses are not appropriate for treating Lyme disease.
The award-winning documentary “Under Our Skin” exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most serious and controversial epidemics of our time.
Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans and animals by ticks, mosquitoes, spiders, and mites.
The Borrelia bacteria’s ability to take on different forms allows it to escape your immune system, evade antibiotics, and hide from detection by blood tests.
Borellia has triggered an ongoing debate among the medical establishment; one large, powerful camp denies the fact that this organism can cause severe chronic illness.
Read more on Dr. Mercola’s website about Lyme disease.
The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is supporting HR 4701, July 23 version, no amendments, which will see committee action Tuesday July 29 & Wednesday July 30. The bill sets up a working group with patients and physicians at the table and contains language requiring the Secretary of HHS to submit a strategic plan to Congress including ”a plan for improving outcomes of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, including progress related to chronic or persistent symptoms and chronic or persistent infection and co-infections…. “ Click here for supported bill version
ACTION FOR YOU TO TAKE IMMEDIATELY: Please contact the Democratic members of the Energy & Commerce Committee. Tell them to support HR 4701, July 23 version, with NO amendments. There is a short window of time (July 28-July 30) to influence the passage out of the Energy & Commerce Committee of this important bill. – See more at: http://lymedisease.org/news/lyme_disease_views/federal-lyme-bill.html#sthash.S9YN7onK.dpuf