Lyme Disease FAQ’s

How can I avoid Lyme Disease?  Prevention! 

  1. American Times Article, January 5, 2016:  Information about using DEET. 
  2. I buy Lemon-Eucalyptus spray and bracelets on amazon from Qhiti
  3. Consumer Reports advice on Bug Repellants, May 13, 2015.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on preventing Lyme Disease.

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

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.