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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #14: Neurodegenerative Diseases

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

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #13: Personal Stories

So I thought sharing some personal stories of fellow Lymies may help people believe that this disease is real and debilitating. My story - After 19 years of chronic daily migraines I finally found out why I was getting them.  It took 19 years, a lot of pain, a lot of depression, a lot of prescriptions,… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #13: Personal Stories

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #7: Testing for Lyme Disease

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

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #6 What are Symptoms of Lyme Disease, PART II?

As I previously mentioned there are MANY symptoms of Lyme Disease and all of the co-infections have list of specific symptoms too.  A Lyme Literate MD (LLMD) can determine you have a specific co-infection just by your symptoms and they have to because the testing isn't 100% accurate. What are the co-infections? Babesiosis (Babesia) Bartonella… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #6 What are Symptoms of Lyme Disease, PART II?

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #4 Why is Lyme Called “The Great Imitator”

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”

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #3 What is Lyme Disease?

When I was first diagnosed with Lyme Disease this is what I found out: Lyme Disease can be bacterial and viral infections that you get from tick bite. Lyme Diseases testing is inaccurate . You can pick up more than one infection from a tick. Other infections you get are called co-infections. Ticks can be… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #3 What is Lyme Disease?

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #1

Every day for the next 31 days I will post information about lyme disease to help raise awareness of this debilitating, potentially fatal, complicated, undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, under-treated, uninsured, mostly denied, do-it-yourself disease that I have. For 31 days, you will learn and read about What is Lyme Disease and what are Lyme Co-Infections How you can… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #1