This is what late stage Lyme Disease sufferers have to deal with, the title says it all. There is evidence that shows that the Lyme bacteria can persist after treatment. The tone of this article says a lot. To me, it only emphasizes the fact that the current tests for Lyme Disease need to be more accurate.
So-Called "Lyme Disease" Victim's Lawsuit Against East Valley Clinic Moves Forward
Not a week goes by that we don't hear from someone around the nation about our story last year entitled "Lyme Aid," (here it is). The piece concerned an ailing young Gilbert woman whose parents spent thousands of dollars at an East Valley health clinic, where the practitioners claimed she was suffering from Lyme disease. The co-owner of the Remnant Health Center, Dr. Dana Rosdahl (a family nurse practitioner and former ASU professor), put the young woman, Alyssa Goodale, on a variety of opiates and other drugs to treat myriad internal ills that Rosdahl apparently was convinced were caused by Lyme disease. Read more.
Go to International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society to learn more about Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases.
Read this article to see what's the controversy about with the treatment guidelines. Unprecedented Antitrust Investigation into the Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines Development Process