Re: "No basis for Chronic Lyme Disease"
Prettu much a hack job by super egotistical docs who prefer to ignore any research not done by their buddies in the same organization. Sorry, 19000+ articles about Lymes not done by ISDA hacks is more persuasive than a buncha ID docs who have their heads up their butts
Anytime I see these guys talk about "cost-effective" treatment, I know I'm dealing with an insurance company lackey. And since long term abx is ROUTINELY given for ACNE, fer-christ sakes, I don't buy their argument that it's unsafe. There ARE risks, and for sure, abx use needs to be monitored. But to say oh my god, you're gonna die from taking abx for more than 30 days, aw bull.
But I expect that the insurance companies will latch upon this eagerly to deny more people treatment. I frankly don't get it. If people are still sick and going from doc to doc, doing expensive tests most times, it costs the insurance companies MORE money than just adequately treating.
Lets see here, 3-6 months of oral abx for a person who is sick soon after a tick bite/rash/initial symptoms What, maybe $900-1500. Instead, they deny and the person gets sicker. Now this person goes to say 5 docs trying to find out what the frack is wrong with them. 5 sets of whatever tests the docs run has to be more than $900. To say nothing of what a couple-3 months of IV meds cost after they've gone downhill into neuro-Lyme. And they probably don't get well since the doc is ignorant (uses ISDA protocol) and doesn't use a second abx to kill the cyst form. Poof, there is a recurrence, despite their mantra that there IS NO recurrence after 30 days abx.
I'd love to see THEM get sick with Lymes so they can experience the loveliness of our inadequate health care system when it comes to Lymes...