It is sad when I see or hear of somebody in there early 40's or younger, or even an Alzheimer's sufferer and worship every word their doctor says without question. I hear often how people who have been diagnosed with MS and some with other auto immune disorders who have been found instead to suffer Lyme disease and/or coinfections was brought back to functional health with the help of a lyme literate doctor. I remember the scientist in the movie Under Our Skin telling of the science being done on cadaver brains of Alzheimer's patients. 7 of 10 of those were found to have the Lyme infection in it. I can believe that, because when I suffered greatly with my brain lyme. I would suffer much the same symptoms as Alzheimer's sufferers such as forgetting directions, or being temperamental when I am the most mellow guy I know or not having full control of your body functions. If you are suffering from an auto immune problem, for instance Rumatoid arthritis, MS, Chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, Depression, Anxiety, Fibromyalgia, Brain fog, subdermal nodules (very painful), Alzheimer's, and so many others. I feel that those sufferers should be tested with appropriate testing such as an I-genex test which tests for Borelia Burdorferi (Lyme) and it's coinfections. I feel that there is always going to be autoimmune disorders. But I also feel that in the last 40 years or so. The percentage of autoimmune disorders has skyrocketed dramatically and I feel Lyme is the culprit opening the door for these diseases to walk right in and attack.
People need to learn that doctors are only people too. They know what they have been taught and most don't waiver through out their professional career as I see it. Until they are stricken with a problem they or there training can not explain away. Lyme and tic associated diseases are an epidemic that has been covered up for what ever reasons for 40 yrs. or better. Now we may never get a handle on it. But there are many lyme doctors who have contracted lyme themselves who would tell you the same thing. That they too would follow the CDC protocol for tic bites and bulls eye rash. "MAYBE" I have come to feel that the mainstream medical community has become so afraid of the power of drug companies, insurance and political fallout that it was a threat for them too stand up to any outside invader as lyme disease. All three can not do much for the public without the CDC backing. There for they will not get it, until they get it.