What do you know about Lyme Disease and its reputation in the medical community?
If you’ve been following my posts over the last few months (I think I’m up to eight months now), you know how hard it’s been for me to figure out what’s wrong with me. It’s been a while, but we finally know what I probably have: Lyme Disease! I’ve been on the antibiotics for four days now, and I’m reacting exactly how Lyme usually reacts. Yippee!
So now here’s the hard part: If this is Lyme, I’ve had it in me for at least eleven months, or even as long as eight years. When I was about eight, I got bit by a deer tick and had a really dramatic, multicolored bulls-eye rash around the bite. They gave me a short round of antibiotics at the time, but no one really thought much of it. I’ve read on the internet that Lyme can be dormant for a few years, so this is possibly an explanation for all the health problems I’ve had over the years.
But anyway. This is going to take some work to beat. But apparently doctors can’t treat Lyme past thirty days or they’ll get sued by insurance companies. Why is this? What does the medical community think Lyme is, and why do they think doctors shouldn’t treat it past thirty days? Why do Lyme-literate doctors (LLMDs) have to be so secretive in their practices?
What can I do to get around all this? Is there anything state-specific I should know? (Like, for instance, if Wisconsin doctors can practice more freely than Minnesota doctors, I want to know! I’m right on the border and can go either way.)
Anything you can tell me about Lyme Disease, its treatment, its reputation in the medical community, or legal loopholes that I can use in getting treated, would be appreciated.
I would also like to say that everyone’s help and support over the last few months has been wonderful. Thank you guys so much!
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