Archive for September, 2015

ILADS Lyme guidelines on National Clearinghouse!

The Lyme treatment guidelines developed by the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) were posted on September 21st on the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC). They are the first Lyme guidelines which comply with the Institute of Medicine’s new standards for rigorous evidence assessment and patient engagement in the development process. Physicians rely on the NGC for trustworthy evidence-based treatment guidelines. The NGC, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, requires that guidelines meet high quality standards to be accepted for posting.

Why is this important? Because physicians check this website for validated treatment recommendations and now patients can point their doctors there for proof of antibiotic duration (at least 20 days of Doxycycline, etc.).  Read more about them here.

Next Support Group Meeting 9/27

Our next Lyme Support Group meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 27th from 3-4:30pm.

Our meeting will be held at my home in Columbia, MD near the Howard County Hospital . Please RSVP if you might attend and I’ll be happy to provide my address or directions. If  you’ve been here before, please let me know you are coming as well so I plan enough seating/refreshments.

We will have a light agenda so that we can spend more time getting to know one another and sharing our stories at this meeting.

All our welcome!