The Montreal Gazette, May 23, 2016: Lyme disease: Conference aims to establish federal framework

montreal-que-may-18-2016-lyme-disease-activist-margue2Lyme disease: Conference aims to establish federal framework

“Montrealer Marguerite Glazer was one of those who spoke, describing her 15-year battle with Lyme disease, which began when she was 19. She says there are 400 Quebecers in her Facebook group who all believe they have Lyme disease and tell of being “ridiculed and insulted” by doctors here.

“The present medical system in Canada is relying on outdated and flawed information, masqueraded as science, causing thousands undue suffering,” said Glazer, vice-president of the Quebec association for Lyme disease. She “felt toxic” for 12 years before her diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease, she said.

Glazer couldn’t hold down a job and could barely get out of the house when she started a six-month therapy of antibiotics three years ago, which she says gave her her life back. Many sufferers say they have symptoms mimicking arthritis, MS or other chronic conditions.

The present medical system in Canada is relying on outdated and flawed information, masqueraded as science, causing thousands undue suffering.”

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