Dr. Zorba Paster: Chronic Lyme disease isn’t a thing, though consequences of infection can be lifelong – The Spokesman-Review

A black-legged tick, aka a deer tick, is pictured in this undated photo by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme disease or something else can be difficult. (James Gathany / AP)

 

Dear Doc: I’m upset. I’m sad to see when it comes to chronic Lyme disease, you support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, big pharma and big insurance.

My partner went through three years of unnecessary intense and expensive testing with no answers. Her doctor denied chronic Lyme, the Cleveland Clinic denies Lyme, even Yale Medical Center denies it.

We finally found a doctor who believed in it, treated it and helped ease the pain. You’re in the wrong camp. If you do a little research, you might learn something. – Avid reader and listener from Buffalo

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