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Got Lyme?
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Any suggestions as to what I can do next?

I was out of work for 17 months due to the lyme being so bad.

I am only trying to get covered for the short term disability that my company offers as a benefit.

I never tried for SS since I was trying to go back to work every month for the whole time I was out.

They are denying me bacuse I lack proof that the lyme disease made me disabled.

What kind of proof do they expect?

Nothing showed up on any neuro testing and all lyme testing was negative.

They don't know anything aboout the disease or they would know that nothing shows up when bacteria and parasites are burrowing into your muscles, tissues and bones.

I was mostly affected with lyme brain which prevented me from being able to occomplish my job.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated as I am fighting this insurance co for all of us to win the battle and make them finally realize how bad lyme is.

My doctor could have said I had fybro and I would have been covered but I refused to lie and not fight this battle to try to change the mainstream way of thinking about lyme disease and its co-infections.

They want to know why I never had physical therapy.....for what....??

How can we get them to understand that until the bacteria is killed we will be sick and disabled?

Do the ERISA laws cover short term disability?


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Hey Got..

There are a number of posts that speak of this situation.

Here is a start. Hope it helps.

Don't give up!

[Big Grin]


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