Saturday, January 23, 2010

Under Our Skin again

Someone posted on this movie, Under Our Skin, last year when the movie was just released. It looks like it is getting another push for Oscar season. It's on the shortlist of 15 films for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar.
The topic of chronic long term lyme disease, or post lyme disease syndrome is one I didn't really have time to get into in class. It's an interesting topic.

A gripping tale of microbes, medicine & money UNDER OUR SKIN exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are "all in their head." Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Hi I found your post on Google Alerts and just wanted to suggest you have a look at
On the right are links into the presentations made to the IDSA review panel on 30th July 20009.
Steven Phillips presented 25 studies on Seronegativity and persistent infection, on 18 occassions the authors of the 2006 IDSA discredited guidlines had been involved in those studies which proved seronegativity and persistent infection when one of them was called back at the end of the hearing and asked what he had to say his answer was opinion not science.

The controversy over these guidelines is causing many people to be undiagnosed and un treated for years, throughout the World.

There are many doctors throughout the World, now realising that we can get better on long term antibiotics but it will be years before it will be widely accepted.

I was lucky if you want to read my story see my blog.