May 28th, 2017
When Arlene Rill was bitten by a tick in Montreal three years ago, she knew nothing about Lyme disease.
She had no idea she would become so ill, and she never imagined enduring the kind of pain she’s been living with ever since.
“I live with huge stomach issues, terrible [headaches], pain in my ears, ringing in my ears, inflammation in my joints,” said Rill, a 66-year-old retired teacher.
“My legs are in pain. My knees are in pain. Sometimes my feet are killing me.”
Rill says she blames her suffering on a lack of knowledge about Lyme disease in Canada and a lack of willingness to treat long-term sufferers.
…”After a three-month run of antibiotics, Trevor improved but his family doctor said he could not prescribe more medication without risking disciplinary action.”