"#Lyme literate" quacks often convince their victims that feeling worse on their bizarre drug cocktails is a good thing. They falsely claim feeling worse means the diagnoses/treatments are appropriate. More on the strange "herxing" belief from Quackwatch. https://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/lyme.html
Thank you @RealDoctorMike for discussing the vital importance of primary care providers to patient health, a value which was recently emphasized by infectious disease doctors in a recent study. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FudoiSkcTv8
Errors in diagnostic test use and interpretation contribute to the high number of Lyme disease referrals in a low-incidence state
Abstract. Lyme disease accounted for more than two-thirds (56 of 81, 69.1%) of all tick-borne disease referrals to a large, academic infectious disea...
Former cult members explain that nobody thinks they are in a cult and members are well-educated. Just like the destructive chronic Lyme movement that drains people financially and emotionally and teaches that feeling worse on a treatment is a good thing. https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/a-cult-awareness-educator-helps-survivors-by-sharing-her-own-cautionary-tale/Content?oid=29413454&media=AMP+HTML&oid=29413454&__twitter_impression=true
Dangerous functional, integrative, and “#Lyme literate” quacks often convince their victims that they have fake infections using bogus but sciency-looking test results. Here are some ways they trick people.
Did you know that the CDC documented Medical Child Abuse at the hands of advocates for chronic #Lyme pseudoscience in the early 1990s? Most victims were adolescent girls and a number lost their gallbladders due to harmful antibiotic regimens. https://lymescience.org/medical-child-abuse/
It's very disturbing that some parents abuse their children by treating them for fake infections while simultaneously neglecting them by refusing immunizations. It's an alternate universe.
Excerpt from Medical Child Abuse
Stories of two children who received unnecessary diagnoses and prescriptions.