Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Under Our Skin

I just watched Under Our Skin.

This was one of the most powerful things I have had the opportunity to witness in a LONG time.  Chronic Lyme Disease is often contemplated alongside illnesses like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.  As someone who has overlapping symptoms, I'm naturally going to be curious about a film that investigates the disease further.

I love the tagline: "There's no medicine for someone like you."  All of these people have gone through years worth of torture - seeing doctors and being referred to psychiatrists.  Doctors seem to think that no one gets that sick and has their blood tests come back reasonably normal!

All of the investigations of the doctors successfully treating the disease, only to be sued by the medical boards and lose their practices, literally BLEW MY MIND.  So much conspiracy is involved with the financial ties and medical documentation regarding Chronic Lyme Disease.

No matter what, if you have had an illness where you have been treated this way by a doctor - YOU SHOULD SEE THIS FILM!  We have to fight for our rights as patients.

And that is all.



Phoenix Peacock said...

oh youve perked my interests... now I can't wait to watch it this evening!

Anonymous said...

I can so relate to having test after test done, having them all come back normal, and having a doctor suggest I see a psychiatrist. I'd like to see this movie.

britta said...

BEST documentary ever....EVERYONE must see this.