**NEW ILADS GUIDELINES** for Chronic Lyme Disease

New_ILADS_GUIDELINES_imagePATIENTS of Chronic Lyme Disease:

Please print out these NEW ILADS GUIDELINES (this is a link to a PDF, 33 pages), and ask your doctor to follow these guidelines in your diagnosis and treatment.

Also, purchase the book, Why Can’t I Get Better (link to Amazon), by Dr Richard Horowitz, and insist that your doctor read it thoroughly and use its knowledge in formulating his or her approach to diagnosing and treating Chronic Lyme Disease.

We must start to educate our current doctors (GPs and specialists) now because all the Lyme-Literate doctors’ practices are too full to add new patients. Also, we need to bring our own doctors up to speed so a) they can help us; and b) so they can advocate for us to the insurance companies to cover Chronic Lyme Disease.  No one else will do it for you!

(The New ILADS Guidelines (which were issued in August 2014) are an update of the earlier 2004 ILADS Guidelines. THIS IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT: do not confuse these Guidelines with the compromised and illegitimate IDSA Guidelines.)

Let’s start educating our doctors to help change bad practices and get the laws changed to reflect reality and present circumstances!

Enid Haller, RCSW PhD
Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard

Leave A Comment