SIGNED LDA's PETITION YET?

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by victoria, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/referral/Petitions/Petition.php?id=1

    In part it reads:
    "We, the undersigned, are gravely concerned by the new Infectious Disease Society’s (IDSA) guidelines on Lyme disease. These guidelines call for absolute reliance upon either the presentation of an Erythema migrans rash or positive serologic blood tests to diagnose Lyme disease and recommend severely limited courses of antibiotic treatment when either a rash or a positive test are present. They take the place of a longstanding policy of deference to the clinical discretion of the treating physician in both diagnosing and treating the disease...."

    see the rest at the above website.

    So far they have 33,913 signatures.... hope y'all add yours!

    all the best,
    Victoria

  2. munch1958

    munch1958 Member

    I hope everyone has signed the Lyme Crymes one too!

    http://www.lymecryme.com/
  3. highcotton

    highcotton New Member

    i will sign both right now
  4. victoria

    victoria New Member

    on LDA's site, there is a link on top to directly write to your federal reps as well. They do listen... I'm always sending letters. I almost always get a followup by email or snail mail outlining their position (if they have any - if they dont they just say, they'll take your letter into consideration).

    Remember every letter to a federal rep about an issue is statistically equal to at least 40 other voters with the same concern!

    best,
    Victoria


    [This Message was Edited on 03/12/2008]