Lyme Disease FAQ’s

How can I avoid Lyme Disease?

Prevention is the only Cure! 

  1. My Blog Post 5/15/17
  2. I use deet free products with Lemon-Eucalyptus essential oils.  I use sprays from Kesh Naturals and spray from Amrita Auromatherapy and bracelets on amazon from Qhiti
  3. I also made my own lotion with essential oils and coconut oil and shea butter.  I whip it all together and put in dark glass jars.
  4. Consumer Reports advice on Bug Repellants, May 13, 2015.

What do I do if I get bit?

  1. Follow these tips for tick removal
  2. Get the tick tested at Bay Area Lyme Foundation
  3. Options for treatment
    1. Wait and See (I would not recommend)
    2. Treat with antibiotics.  I’ve been told it’s recommended to do 6-8 weeks of antibiotics.  See a Lyme Literate MD to get proper treatments, advice, consultation and testing.

What are some options to determine whether or not I have Lyme Disease?

  1. Start with your Primary Care Physician [PCP] to rule out other diseases.
    • See any specialists that you and your PCP feel necessary.
    • Go with your gut!  Don’t just accept diagnosis’s.
  2. Check your symptoms on the Lyme Research Alliance Symptom List.
  3. Find a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor [LLMD] on the Doctor Referral System on the  Lyme Disease Association, Inc. website.
  4. Find a Naturopathic Doctor.
  5. Find an Integrative Medicine Doctor.
  6.  Complete The Lyme-MSIDS Questionnaire by Dr. Horowitz.
  7. Check your symptoms at
  8. Talk to other Lyme Disease patients via online blogs and forums.
  9. Again, GO WITH YOUR GUT FEELING!  I didn’t accept the first 4 diagnosis’s.  I felt something was deeply wrong based on knowing my body.  I did have NUMEROUS tests before going to a LLMD.