tick-borne illness in the United States, affecting up to 300,000 people a year, according to estimates from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In certain parts of the country (particularly the Northeast or upper Midwest), checking for ticks is practically a summertime rite of passage. (See link for article)is the most common
- Getting the EM rash is highly variable: 25-80%, not 80%.
- It does not take a month to experience neuro-Lyme.
- The percentages given shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Very little research has been done and what has been done has focused on acute cases. I guarantee that there are many not fitting into these nice, tidy boxes.
- Having a doctor refer you to an infectious disease specialist could be your signed death certificate. Most of these doctors are what I call “Lyme denialists,” and will make you worse, all the while telling you that you are imagining it all.
- Testing postive is like winning the lotto – backed up by research: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/03/01/study-cdcs-2-tier-lyme-testing-inaccurate-in-more-than-70-of-cases/ What is unbelievable is that we even utilize this testing any more. It misses more than 70% of cases! Why even bother?
- The antibiotics you will be given if you test positive on testing that misses over 70% of cases may not be enough as coinfection is common: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/30/study-shows-lyme-msids-patients-infected-with-many-pathogens-and-explains-why-we-are-so-sick/
- They recommend going back for another worthless test if the first one comes back negative and you suspect illness.
Another crappy article regurgitating ancient dogma.