By Spirochicks contributor Ozone Amanda
Another vindication for Chronic Lyme!
Sorry for not having the time to write a full review of the below Washington Post article, but I think it speaks for itself. The writer sounds so cautious and trusting of hierarchical medical authorities like NIH and IDSA (at least at first), that I think this article may even be relatable to skeptics of Chronic Lyme. I especially appreciated the author's call, at the end of the article, for recognizing and researching health issues that cannot be seen or clearly, verifiably measured. The reaction of the epidemiologist and her friend's first doctor--that it's all in your head or part of an autoimmune post-lyme reaction--is far too common and leads many ill people to doubt themselves, which most likely suppresses their immune systems and causes them to fall further into illness.
To read the article, navigate to: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-doctor-diagnosed-chronic-lyme-disease-but-many-experts-say-it-doesnt-exist/2012/02/06/gIQA4aMHtR_story.html