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
I've been reading more and more about Mycoplasma and I am shocked by what I am finding out. I''m still in the learning phase about but feel it's important to blog about. Apparently, most everyone (75%) with Lyme Disease have Mycoplasma. I tested (high range) positive for Mycoplasma pneumonia, which is the most common one for Lymies.… Continue reading What is Mycoplasma?
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
Lyme Disease has been called "The Great Imitator" because it mimics so many other diseases. And because the symptoms mimic so many other disease it is often misdiagnosed. Because most doctors are not educated in Lyme Disease they frequently misdiagnosis their patients. In fact, most doctors don't even consider a Lyme Disease diagnosis. They… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #4 Why is Lyme Called “The Great Imitator”
#1: BE AWARE OF WHAT CAN BITE YOU #2: PROTECT YOURSELF WHILE OUTDOORS (INCLUDING GARDENING) #3: PERFORM TICK CHECKS #4: LEARN WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET BIT AND SAVE YOUR TICK FOR TESTING SEND THE TICK TO THE BAY AREA LYME FOUNDATION FOR TESTING Bay Area Lyme Foundation test for the following six pathogens: Borrelia… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #2 Prevention is the only cure!