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‘Unacceptable’ & ‘Frustrating’: Avril Lavigne Vents About Doctors Blowing Off Lyme Disease In 8-Month Search For Diagnosis

Avril Lavigne, slowly on the upswing in her Lyme disease battle, says she found many doctors’ passive dismissal of the illness as “unacceptable” and “frustrating.” The “Sk8er Boi” singer, speaking with Good Morning America Thursday in a phone interview, explained how a year ago, she “went from doctor-to-doctor for about eight months” until she could [...]

Bitten: A Patient With Tickborne Disease Struggles To Find The Right Provider

For a patient with Lyme disease–like symptoms, the biggest challenge is finding a specialist who understands her condition. "Back home after three days, I peeled off my clothes for a long-overdue shower. Reflected in the bathroom mirror was a rash the shape of a bull’s-eye, blooming bright red on my left hip. A crimson omen [...]