NEWS: Scientist uses internet to find proper treatment for her own Lyme disease, then studies how other Lyme patients do the same
After her doctors couldn't help this scientist recover from Lyme disease, she turned to the internet to search for other solutions. Like others, she found it awash with conflicting information. After locating a doctor who would treat her with long-term antibiotics–and improving under that regimen–she researched and will soon present a study about how Lyme patients handle and are affected by competing medical information on-line.
- April 25, 2011 at 6:06 pm
As a PhD (All but dissertation, due to Lyme Disease, and also MTS, MEd, and a Lic Marriage & Family Therapist; I too researched how to treat my own chronic -Recurrent Lyme Disease w/co-infections—–I would be happy for this scientist to contact me.
- December 11, 2012 at 12:29 pm
On her website, author Amy Tan describes her journey with Lyme Disease. I was excited to hear she found complete relief from her symptoms with a combinations of two Chinese mushrooms. If this was a breakthrough, why aren’t we all using it? She wasn’t advertising for anyone, just sharing information. It’s posts like hers, plus the hundreds of other conflicting sources of information online, that make it difficult for even an educated person to know how to proceed with self-treatment. Since there’s no cure yet, does it even matter what path we take? It’s all experimental at this point.—Another over-educated Lymie
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