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Under Our Skin (2008)

Unrated | | Documentary | 19 June 2009 (USA)
Exposes the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease and reveals how our corrupt health care system is failing to address one of the most serious illnesses of our time.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mandy Hughes ...
Sean Hughes ...
Himself - Mandy's Husband
Dana Walsh ...
Jordan Fisher Smith ...
Polly Murray ...
Willy Burgdorfer ...
Joseph Burrascano ...
Alan MacDonald ...
David Martz ...
Joseph Jemsek ...
Gary Wormser ...
David Simser ...
Elise Brady-Moe ...
Richard Horowitz ...
Eugene Shapiro ...


A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, "Under Our Skin" exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are "all in their head." Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients. Written by Open Eye Pictures

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There's no medicine for someone like you






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20 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was diagnosed with Chronic Late Stage Lyme disease after 20 years of undefinable illness first said to be CFIDS then Fibromyalgia.

I became too ill to function December 2007 after contracting a common viral illness while working as a Pediatric RN.

In Oct. 2008 an Integrative MD finally was able to go through my multi-system complaints and test for Lyme, I am positive.

The trailers to this movie were enough to convince me of the reasons I was not properly diagnosed in the first place, it also helped me to understand I am not alone.

As a former member of the medical community who was clueless to this disease I am ashamed...I am making sure all my friends and colleagues in the health-care field see this documentary to help open their minds as to what this bacteria can do to a person.

They saw me go through it, they see what it has done to me yet it is still difficult for them to believe. This film does a great service in making them see the truth.

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