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You Think You May Have Lyme Disease – Now What Do You Do?

12 Apr

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Lyme disease doesn’t exist in Australia – Yes it does and here’s proof!!

26 Feb

Yes, Lyme disease exists and in nearly every Country!

This is a real eye opener and wake up call. This video reminds me of the struggles we Lyme sufferers face here in the United States. Australia does not believe Lyme disease exists in their Country. One man who was bitten hundreds of times over the years by ticks took pictures of his symptoms and found a LLMD who sent his blood work to IGeneX. His tests came back positive. He fought to receive Workers Comp and he finally won. That means a government branch actually believes in Lyme and is compensating him for it.

Watch at the end of the video (link posted below) where the reporter comments on how she asked health officials about Lyme disease and the responses they gave her. The reporter is obviously outraged and wants answers. Good for her!

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Still Waiting….

5 Jun

The Bad

It’s been weeks and still no word on if my insurance will cover my new prescriptions or not. If I were to buy them now (not covered) they would cost me between $2500 – $3000 per month just for 3 medications. If I do get them covered they should be free or up to $13 per month. That’s a huge savings!

I have a County insurance called CMSP. They will only cover 5 pills of Zithromax because they have no idea it is used for Lyme treatment. The Mepron (liquid) and Rifampin are not covered at all. Mepron is $1658 for the suspension 750ml bottle. An agent for my insurance companies pharmacy said if my LLMD writes them a detailed letter of why I need all of these meds then they will consider covering my medication.

It should not come down to an insurance company asking why a doctor prescribed me certain medications and now it is my duty to have my doctor explain why. They should call my doctor and ask him why. Plus they should be a little more prompt since I was supposed to have already been on these meds as of 3 weeks ago. I just want to feel better without going into more debt.

After some faxing and phone calls, both sides dropped the ball. My doctor’s office forgot to fax the insurance company the letter after 2 weeks and the insurance company denied that I was covered when I was and still am. Now they are starting over. This is not guaranteed to cover my insurance but I am only trying to get them covered. If not my doctor will need to find 3 prescriptions that are covered. I don’t think there are that many anti Malaria drugs and Lyme meds out there to chose from.

The Good

I have started taking Artemisinin. I am trying to kill the parasites living in me and hoping it works. I found Artemisin for almost half of the price at a great web site called pure formulas. Here is the link: http://pureformulas.com/

I did receive some cash aid from a great program for low income people who had blood work done at IGeneX that was not covered by insurance. I received 755 of my out of pocket money back from my past blood panels. Since I have at least 3 blood draws per month this really helped me out a lot. I am so thankful for Lyme tap. If you paid out-of-pocket money for Lyme blood work through IGeneX and you meet the requirements you may get some of your money back. The link is below.