NY Outdoors blog reader Kathy shared her experience:
“I believe I contracted Lyme Disease in March. After ruling out other possibilities and when symptoms did not improve, I kept searching for answers. I just finished a second round of antibiotics and have been feeling better. It was thanks to ILADS that I was educated enough to persist when my primary physician prescribed the wrong medication and then I later found the wrong dosage. I found another doctor who used to live in Connecticut and was familiar with proper Lyme disease protocol who then prescribed again. I know antibiotics aren’t great for the system, so think it’s important for us to educate ourselves to get the best treatment asap, also not to rely on testing as accurate testing is not available at this time.”
Kathy recommends we visit http://www.ilads.org to learn about Lyme Disease. The web site has thorough educational pdf. brochures to printout for patients and physicians regarding prescribing recommendations. Very useful tools. Also, watch the movie Under Our Skin (available through Netflix). Both provide info on Lyme and other diseases spread by ticks that is not readily known by most outdoor lovers or physicians.