Lyme disease is steeped in controversy. Now some doctors are too afraid to treat patients

We missed this article from 2018 so are posting it now as it is as relevant today as it was two years ago (see also Overruled) …

Bruce Shilton’s crippling fatigue left him bedridden for six months. Sue Faber was so forgetful, she couldn’t remember her daughters’ birthdates. And Andrea Smith’s relentless aches sent her into a deep depression.

All three Canadians say they are struggling with a chronic form of Lyme disease and feel abandoned by Canada’s health-care system.

The challenge for them, and other patients with Lyme, is that the medical community is divided on how best to diagnose and treat this controversial disease.”

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