The disease active families are more likely to get than Zika
Deseret News, Aug. 3, 2016:
By Jennifer Graham
Country singer Kris Kristofferson is one of 30,000 people who will be diagnosed with Lyme disease this year. He may be the only person to celebrate the news, however.
Kristofferson, who has suffered brain fog and spotty memory for years, had been told that his cognitive problems stemmed from the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, so when doctors changed the diagnosis to Lyme disease, which is treatable with antibiotics, it was an improvement. He told Rolling Stone magazine that he’s thinking more clearly after a course of antibiotics.
For most people, however, a Lyme diagnosis is bad news. READ MORE.
- August 4, 2016 at 7:58 pm
Good to get awareness out, but this is not the best article I’ve read on Lyme. She quotes too many chronic Lyme doubters, and too much emphasis on early symptoms, such as the round bullseye rash, that not everyone gets.
She says a Lyme diagnoses is bad news. True, but it’s not as bad as being sick or in pain and not knowing why. It’s not as bad as being treated for things you don’t have, or worse yet, not being believed by doctors and being told there’s nothing wrong. Nowhere did she talk about how hard it is to get diagnosed, or how the 30k reported every year is probably only 10% of those infected.
- August 9, 2016 at 10:38 am
it’s 300,000 not 30,00 geezz, way to misinform. :/
- August 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Right on! Millions are being spent on Zika, with publicity everywhere, but very little about Lyme and its many coinfections. We need research for treatments that work, and it seems nothing is being done.
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