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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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A must see film for all parts of our society
20 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As someone who was diagnosed in 2005 with Lyme and co-infections after having it undiagnosed for close to 20 years I can say that this film affected me in so many ways. I felt it truly represented everything I've felt struggling with this disease, mentally, physically and emotionally. I want everyone who knows me to see this film as I feel then they might begin to understand my daily struggle. I want every doctor and politician to see this film so they will begin to educate themselves on the diverse ways this disease impacts not just the person affected, but also their families and communities. Most importantly I want this disease to stop being politicized as all of us who suffer get caught in the cross fire.


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