The Dizzying Spiral that is Lyme Disease:
To give you an idea, I have paid out-of-pocket for every single doctor’s visit, lab test, medication, supplement, herb and Lyme treatment for the past 4 years, amounting to tens of thousands of dollars.
All illnesses have their difficulties. What makes chronic Lyme unique from other diseases though is that expenses are almost always out-of-pocket. Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of treatment for chronic Lyme cases. This places an unimaginable amount of financial burden and strain on a patient and their family year after year. A recent study revealed that over 40% of Lyme Disease patient’s are unable to work. This same study demonstrated that chronic Lyme sufferers have a quality of life that is worse than many other illnesses like congestive heart failure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and arthritis.
Please take this illness seriously. Learn how to protect yourselves. Visit International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) or Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) for more info.