Today is the last day of May so I am doing this post to raise awareness for this horrific, debilitating and potentially fatal disease. Here are important facts about Lyme Disease A negative test does not mean you do not have Lyme Disease (no matter how many times they run it). Testing Lyme is commonly… Continue reading Lyme Disease Awareness 2018
I recently came across this great video of people describing what it is like living with Lyme Disease. It's really hard for "healthy" people to understand and they say.. You don't get it until you get it. This is so true. You can not even in your most vivid imagination comprehend how horrific, debilitating, painful… Continue reading Chronic Lyme Disease: Life with a Chronic Illness
Why? Because the medical doctors have failed me for over 20 years. I have been disrespected, dismissed, treated like a drug addict, bullied, lied to, told I can't be a patient anymore because I could not drive an hour to my appointment with a level 8 migraine and throwing up, told I was just too… Continue reading I have lost all faith, trust and confidence in our medical community.
It makes sense that when you have a chronic illness you might have some feelings of sadness, hopelessness and loneliness. Even feeling angry that you are constantly sick or grieving for the life you once had. Yes, anyone who is constantly sick day after day gets worn down and feels lost that their suffering may… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #19: Mental Health and Lyme Disease
We are half way thru Lyme Disease Awareness Month so let's review prevention tips before moving on. Remember, PREVENTION IS THE ONLY CURE According to the CDC you can easily treat Lyme Disease and patients are cured after a short course of antibiotics. However, us patient know the truth. Lyme is easy to get, EXTREMELY… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #15: Prevention Tips
If you were diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease such as Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimers or Parkinson's you should watch these videos. You should also watch these videos if you were diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Dr. Alfred Miller, practiced Internal Medicine and Rheumatologist for 40 years and is a Mayo Clinic trained physician. In 2008, he… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #14: Neurodegenerative Diseases
Why is it so hard for doctors to determine if a patient has Lyme Disease? In a previous post I mentioned that most doctors are not educated in Lyme Disease and that is why it goes undiagnosed and misdiagnosed for many patients for years. Since it mimics over 300 other diseases and doctors… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #7: Testing for Lyme Disease