Fighting Lyme disease in Oregon
From the Mail Tribune, in Medford, Oregon, Jan. 10, 2016:
By Tammy Asnicar
For the better part of a year, Torrin Acker’s daily routine involved swallowing some 30 medications — ammunition to fight the devastating effects of Lyme disease-related ailments.
The then-16-year-old’s war chest included antibiotics; drugs to combat pain, migraines, seizures, vertigo and sleeplessness; and vitamins, minerals and herbs to boost his depleted immune system.
The red-headed, 6-foot-3, Ashland teen was flat on his back for months, fighting off not only Lyme disease but other infections and viruses, mother Kasey Acker says. It was heartbreaking to watch her only child’s life “slipping away each day,” she says.
Now Torrin is getting his life back. READ MORE.
- January 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm
I notice more and more people going to Germany for treatment. I know not everyone can be cured, but I hear so many good results from treatment in Germany. I would like to see the treatment from Germany come to the US. Probably dreaming, Lyme is not even fully recognized. How long???? Thank you for writing this article. So happy for the success, and the community that supported treatment.
- January 12, 2016 at 3:35 am
Yeah, not everyone can afford to travel to Germany, let alone pay for the treatment. I’d just like to see chronic Lyme recognized here and insurance in the US cover some form of long-term treatment for Lyme. That would be a start.
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