I am definitely going to be there Paul. I went to the DC rally with my daughter and my husband, and it was wonderful to connect in person with people I had only met online. This event could be more important in a way because we might actually get to influence some people instead of general population awareness as in DC.
I hope the docs in attendance of their annual conference will take notice. They are not all cut from the same cloth as Steere and Wormser and Shapiro, there are a few IDSA who suspect their guidelines are insufficient or wrong.
See you there!
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You deem yourselves wise and authorative, as if you know more than physicians who do not agree with you. You advance an opinion against long term administration of antibiotics to treat advanced cases of Lyme disease (borreliosis).
You have been in this posture for over a decade.
You indicate that "several studies...concluded that... the risks involved were high... a 10-week course of IV ceftriaxone was not an effective strategy for improving cognitive abilities."
In other words, short term antibiotics cure Borreliosis, and if the patient is not cured, well, too bad. Resort to rule one.
But my physician treated me for two years in order to wean me off IV Immune globulin that I had taken to ward off life threatening quadriplegia. IV immune globulin was much more expensive and less helpful for my paresis. Now I have better cognitive and stamina capacity. I am not alone. Many peer reviewed studies indicate Borrelia burgdorferi can survive short term and even longer term antibiotics.
There are two camps in the field. One offers a more liberal treatment approach, and the other a more restrictive approach. You only recognize the restrictive one. Is that not propaganda? To only allow for one side in a debate?
Rather than respect the patient and physician and allow them to decide what treatment works best, you side with the more restrictive approach to diagnosis and trestment, and marginalize the other side. Is that what you want for youself or your loved ones?
LIzzysmom, I think 80 people is a great turnout! Considering what everyone's dealing with healthwise - thx to everyone who went!
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