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This is How Bad Lyme Disease Can Be!

The Dr. Phil Show shows the real, scary stories of Lyme.

Friday’s Dr. Phil show provided a very clear reminder of how devastating the consequences of long term Lyme disease (referred to in some quarters as chronic Lyme disease) can be.

The unfortunate people profiled on the show were bitten by a tick but for reasons of misdiagnosis or simply not noticing the bite at the time, were not diagnosed and so did not receive early antibiotic treatment.

They missed years of work, suffered seizures, underwent medical treatments not covered by insurance—these stories are not pretty. This is why organizations like Time for Lyme (www.timeforlyme.org) are aggressively raising funds to develop more accurate diagnostic testing and an effective treatment for long term Lyme disease. So tuck your trousers when you venture out and check nightly for ticks! Watch the Dr. Phil segment here http://bit.ly/HMQDcT

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Mr D. April 23, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Unfortunately GlaxoSmithKline took their Lyme disease vaccine off the market. We can protect our dogs, but not ourselves.

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