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Reader Input: Lyme disease devastates family

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I just happened on this site by chance. My wife is seriously ill with Lyme disease. Her illness began in 2008.
Initially she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The symptoms for ALS and Lyme are similar. Her blood sample was sent to a lab in California. The western blot test came back with three of the five markers.
As you probably know, Medicare does not provide coverage for Lyme disease. To date, we have spent in excess of $40,000 on medical bills, had to mortgage our house.
I am sure many of your readers have read the book “Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory.”
I personally believe there is a strong possibility that we are confronted with more than the ordinary deer tick.
Wisconsin is saturated with Lyme-carrying ticks. We are in the North American Flyway and we are certain that the tick bite came by way of birds.
At the present time my wife cannot walk, cannot use her arms, can barely talk and is in constant pain. This is one of the fastest emerging diseases in the United States.
Our mainstream medical doctors in our area don’t want to discuss this. Lyme-literate doctors are being sued as quacks. The intense suffering of those afflicted continues with no relief in sight.
Frank A. Meyer, Menasha, Wisconsin