Re: “We’ve become a nation of Internet hypochondriacs,” Josh Freed, Opinion, Jan. 2.
I take offence to Josh Freed’s sweeping comments about illnesses such as Lyme disease and the Internet creating a nation of hypochondriacs. My partner was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005. He had classic MS symptoms, along with other symptoms I did not recognize, so I researched them on the Internet. I found that his symptoms were eerily similar to those of neuroborreliosis, the neurological form of Lyme disease.