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Posted by jenn (Member # 21687) on :
Everytime I tell someone how long I've been treating lyme (1 year oral meds abx) either a friend or a GP...I get that horrified look, like I'm crazy!!!! and I'm over treating a condition that is curable in 21 days of oral abx.

What do you do in these situations???
Is there lititure that would help explain this quiet Epedemic that is world wide....

How would you convince someone the Importance of LYME and NOT to listen to Dr's, who rely on Blood tests and will only treat 21 days if they see the rash???

How can you educate a Dr. who feels that CDC protocall is correct, and doesn't beleive in Chronic Lyme or long term treatment??

So tired of justifying my actions with ignorant people... duh!! I wish 21 days would cure EVERYONE!!
Posted by janet thomas (Member # 7122) on :
You cannot teach someone who doesn't want to learn.

You can lead a horse to...........
Posted by jenn (Member # 21687) on :
This is the part of LYME i hate....when I feel like I'm the ONLY one...well entire family are the only ones with LYME..

Don't have the patience to wait for everyone to catch up....ugggh
Posted by laceyj (Member # 13862) on :
i deal with this quite often

at my job, ive explained and explained
i give up!

my family, i have to remind also

it does get tiring defending yourself
i wish there was some sort of pamphlet you can hand out to people!
Posted by steve1906 (Member # 16206) on :
Hi Jenn, there is only one way to deal with this;;;don't talk about it with anyone, unless they have Lyme Disease!!!

Sorry, but that's the ans. as far as I'm concerned...
Posted by sixgoofykids (Member # 11141) on :
moving to general support

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