It's really difficult to live with a chronic illness especially when it's invisible. People look at me and think I'm fine and people talk to me on the phone and think I sound fine. But so many people including medical professionals think people with a chronic illness or chronic pain are faking it. In fact, when medical… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #21: What is it like to live with Lyme Disease?
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 & Lyme Disease
Herxing happens to everyone in treatment for Lyme Disease. What the heck is herxing? or a herx reaction? Herxing is what everyone refers to as "getting sicker before you get better. Herxing is no joke! A herx is a Jarish-Herxheimer reaction. Basically, when you kill off bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungus or anything in your body… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #18: Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction
Lyme treatment is complicated and one thing that works for one doesn't work for another. The CDC doesn't believe in "alternative" or natural treatments for Lyme Disease but if you talk to ANY Lyme sufferer they will tell you that alternative/natural treatments are the most important if not the only thing that will help… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #17: Treating Lyme Disease Part II