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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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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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$7,043 (USA) (19 June 2009)

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$97,698 (USA) (26 February 2010)
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THE movie to see if you or anyone you know has a 'mystery diagnosis'
1 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You, know------ one that sends a sick person to doctor after doctor where they're either not treated or they're treated with arrogance and disdain.

Not everyone who fits the above description will have Lyme disease or one of the other tick borne illnesses. But SO MANY DO------ THAT IT BEHOOVES THEM TO CHECK IT OUT.

For that, you'll need to contact a local Lyme support group who can suggest the labs and the doctors who really know these diseases! It's an epidemic. And it's being swept under the rug by the medical establishment.

This is a disease that's been 'disappeared'. Please see Under Our Skin. Please think about it long and hard.


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