TOUCHED BY LYME: The spectrum of Lyme disease
Dr. Christine Green will discuss "The Many Faces of Lyme Disease" at CALDA's upcoming April 24 patients' conference GETTING HEALTHY AGAIN IN 2010.
One aspect of Lyme disease that is especially frustrating is how difficult it can be to get a proper diagnosis. One person’s first symptom might be migratory joint pain, while somebody else’s is gastrointestinal distress, and a third might have psychiatric problems. Patients can spend years traipsing from one specialist to the next, getting no closer to nailing down what is ailing them.
Christine Green, MD, will discuss those issues in her presentation, “The Many Faces of Lyme Disease,” at CALDA’s upcoming patients’ conference.
“There’s a spectrum of symptoms that make up Lyme disease,” according to Dr. Green. “The more patients understand the elements of that spectrum, the better equipped they will be to seek the help they need.” Her talk will give a picture of Lyme disease in its many different forms, and discuss connections with other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, autism, and various neurological impairments.
Dr. Green practices complementary, integrative and orthomolecular medicine in Los Altos and San Francisco. She is a member of ILADS, and has treated Lyme disease for 21 years.
CALDA’s second annual patient conference, “Getting Healthy Again in 2010,” will be held April 24, 1-4:30 p.m., at the DoughertyStationCommunity Center, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA.
Other speakers include Dr. Dave Martz, Dr.Deborah Metzger, and Dr. Ray Stricker. There is also a separate workshop for teens with Lyme disease, led by family therapist Kathleen Steele, LCSW. For registration information, click here.
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- August 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm
I just found out that I have late stage Lyme I have been suffering for 5yrs now I have Rheumatiod arthritis and many many other symptoms that were not even looked at. I have found a wonderful Doctor in Harvard Massachusetts she got right down to it and I am starting antibiotic treaments in a few days,I am so glad to get this diagnosis I new I had it no one would listen to me even after a possitve test and I was not treated ? that was 5 yrs ago it took me this long to find out and now insurance wont hold it up . Happy to get this treatment maybe I can get off the other meds for RA in the future . I wish that any one bitten by a tick go and get a simple blood test as soon as possible or you may suffer needlessly ! celeste
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