Tag Archives: Lyme Disease Diagnosis

Mimi’s Story: My Journey to Health

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Five years ago, my life drastically changed. I was bitten by a tick while on the east coast at a picnic.  I found it within the hour and pulled it off. I did not see a bullseye, and it was not on me for more than 24 hours, so I decided not to take the course of antibiotics typically prescribed when you have Lyme disease. To this day, it is the biggest regret of my life. The last five years for me have been some of the most difficult of my life. The symptoms first started as plantar fasciitis. Then I had a frozen shoulder that I thought was from tennis. Then my right hip started hurting, then debilitating fatigue.  After a few months, I knew it was Lyme because my children and husband have had it. I went to get tested by a doctor in NYC who confirmed my […]

Things You Should Know About Lyme Disease

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Your risk of getting Lyme disease is higher than you might think. According to the latest reports the number of cases is as high as about 500,000 per year in the US. Whatever your experience with Lyme disease might be, the information out there can be overwhelming, confusing, contradictory, and even controversial. Many people will agree that only the proper education on the matter will eventually help you get to the right doctor and treatment plan for you. How Do You Get Lyme Disease? The disease is caused by a spiral-shaped bacteria (spirochete) called Borrelia Burgdorferi, transmitted by ticks. The Lyme spirochete can cause infection of multiple organs and produce a wide range of symptoms. Fewer than 50% of patients with Lyme disease recall a tick bite. In some studies this number is as low as 15% in culture-proven infection with the Lyme spirochete. Watch this to find out other ways the disease […]