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Under Our Skin (2008)

Unrated | | Documentary | 19 June 2009 (USA)
Under Our Skin is a movie starring Mandy Hughes, Sean Hughes, and Dana Walsh. 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 ... Herself
Sean Hughes ... Himself - Mandy's Husband
Dana Walsh ... Herself
Jordan Fisher Smith ... Himself
Polly Murray ... Herself
Willy Burgdorfer ... Himself
Joseph Burrascano ... Himself
Alan MacDonald ... Himself
David Martz ... Himself
Joseph Jemsek ... Himself
Gary Wormser ... Himself
David Simser ... Himself
Elise Brady-Moe ... Herself
Richard Horowitz ... Himself
Eugene Shapiro ... Himself
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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, 21 June 2009, Limited Release

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$98,548
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Its whats needed!
19 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

After watching the documentary, I cant help but relate to Dana and Leslie, as so many sufferers have the disease which does not show on the outside and people, even those so close to you, people that have even known you for years, people that should understand that the new characteristics you are showing are completely against your true nature, these people question you, other than losing a bit of weight whats wrong with you? This documentary will be an aid in fully explaining to those people that cannot fully understand, appreciate or acknowledge the severity of the disease.

My only wish is that they will create a documentary such as this for the UK, as here we have NO Lyme literate doctors, and thus we have to travel to the US for treatment. The UK National Health System believe in the same treatment protocols as IDSA. I will be showing this to my GP and hopefully as many friends and family as possible, its time to educate, and we now have, starting with this documentary, the material to do so.


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