Lyme Disease Association Petition
I ask that you please sign and ask all you know to sign onto our petition online. The Infectious Diseases Society of America has put all guidelines which are effectively going to stop ALL long term treatment for Lyme disease. Patients already are being affected and it has only been 2 weeks that they have been out.
My family and friends with Lyme will no longer be able to be treated nor will yours. All clinical discretion for doctors is prohibited. This means that doctors will no longer be able to diagnose Lyme disease using their judgment but will only be able to use a bullseye rash or positive bloodwork. It is well established that you can test negative and still have Lyme disease and that bullyseyes only occur in less than 50% of patients, but now docs will be afraid to diagnose that way because these guidelines effectively prevent it, because the doctors will be brought before medical boards at a greater rate than is now happening.
Treatment options not to be used are spelled out, whole classes of drugs, alternative treatments even supplements are listed not to be used.
Everyone needs to sign to stop this travesty which will prevent hundreds of thousands of people nationwide from receiving appropriate diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease. The signing process is simple.
I thank you in advance for your help in this serious healthcare/human rights issue.
Go to the LDA website