[VIDEO] Avril Lavigne on Her Struggle With Lyme Disease -ABC Apr 2, 2015 21:29:45 GMT
Post by thyarchery on Apr 2, 2015 21:29:45 GMT
I think the insects bearing that disease are common only in relatively cold/humid areas. I'm from Spain, I live in a rural area with plenty of woodlands since I was 8 and I don't think I've ever heard about it and by no means I've been told to check for ticks-even when my country is in the wikipedia map for the distribution of the disease. The article in English says literally that incidence in southern Europe, such as Italy and Portugal, is much lower, though. The stereotypical thing that you're told here as a child is to always wear boots in the countryside because of vipers.
I live in Norway no different here. We check our selfs for ticks everytime. What I meant was that the doctors know little about the cure (s) how different it is from person to person. How antibiotics works for some. How falsnegative bloodtests comes back. It's a big debate between doctors, scientists and medical/spirtual treatments and metods. Just look up the clinic in Germany that had a specific treatment, people from all over Europe went there. The debate is so intense around what actually works.
Anyways, I agree with Andrea. I kind of understand-to a certain degree- that doctors in state health are skeptic when someone says he's got those symptoms the first time because they have to deal with lots of patients everyday and probably there are others that need their help more urgently. But I'm positive that Avril can afford private health and there the doctors have much more time to spend with the patients-and they are also directly paid for their job. It's unbelievable that someone as wealthy as her has had to take it to the internet to find out what she had. And the last thing they should have done is telling her she was crazy.
And, as you say in another comment, it's even more insulting if you take into account that Canada is one of the leading countries regarding biological investigation. My mother is currently working on a project about biological safety and the manual she uses the most are the Canadian norms.