Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"Eating Crow With Lyme"

Last fall I read this article, Eating Crow with Lyme, in the HSLDA Magazine. I was ecstatic today to find an online link to the article. Dr. Rodger Sayre states that he used to believe Lyme was hard to get and easy to treat...until a family member got it and couldn't get diagnosed, but was finally treated by a Lyme doctor. It's an excellent article, has great links at the end for people to use and he's humble about having to change his position on this.

Michael Farris Jr. was put on a task force by the gov. in Virginia to look into the Lyme epidemic in that state. (The CDC now reports that new Lyme cases are at least four times more common annually than HIV/AIDS cases. It's the most common vector-borne illness in the United States, with 29,959 reported cases in 2009.). I'm so thankful for their work, and for all those who are looking for a cure for Lyme. Several in Michael's family have Lyme disease; it's such a difficult disease to deal with, and my heart goes out to them.


Nora said...

Thanks for posting "Eating Crow." Unfortunately I think it will take many other personal stories like this one to get changes made in the CDC recommendations. It's amazing how so many family practitioners just haven't heard about Lyme and the two opposing sides in treatment. I just don't understand why they don't read the same articles I find when I search for information. It's so frustrating the lack of knowledge.

Merry said...

Yes, so much more needs to be learned about both diagnosing and treating Lyme. It's beyond discouraging. Praying one day there will be better answers.