What I don't understand is that treatment for Lyme seems relatively inexpensive -- compared to so many other chronic diseases and diseases like cancer. I know piccs are expensive, but are regularly covered for other infections. Other than that it's mostly Dr visits and abx, right? Seems it would be easier and less expensive to cover Lyme than to deal w/ all the illnesses it mimics. Ins would be wise to hop on the Lyme diagnosis -- to dig down and get it tested properly right off, to seek it out when at all possible, rather than have to cover all the neuro tests, lupus, MS, Parkinsons, and all the other biggies. Plus, to treat people w/ inexpensive abx before they become so ill they need hospitalization.
Makes no sense to me.
Suspect TBI in 1972. Attacked tonsils (recurring high fevers, constant low grade fevers, chronic tonsillitis) , pregnancy (miscarraige), appendix, heart (mitral valve prolapse), hypoglycemia, depression, chronic acute neck and back pain.
Next suspect Mother's Day 2007. Diagnosed w/ Lyme and Bart June 2009. (awaiting more test results)
In treatment for recurrent depression, anxiety, low thyroid.
Bit again 7/1/2009, began Doxy 200 mg /day