Lyme Disease: Still Cloaked In Invisibility and Misunderstanding

If the sufferer does not recover after a few rounds of antibiotics, it’s a short trip from an uncertain medical diagnosis to a stubborn certainty that the sufferer is a neurotic malingerer.

Excerpted from EmpowHER  ( Posted: 02/17/2011 ) 

Lyme disease is an invisible illness, in more ways than one. It’s invisible in the sense that its symptoms are not readily seen by others.

This is compounded by the fact that people with Lyme tend to be housebound, even bedridden. And out of sight too often means out of mind.

Lyme is invisible in another sense, making life tougher still. The medical community has not come to any consensus on the cause, symptoms or even the widespread existence of this disease.

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~ by Rob on February 18, 2011.

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