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An Open Letter to The Doctor Who Ignored My Illness

  Dear Doctor,  I do not want you to feel singled out by this letter. I am actually hoping you learn something from it and one less person will have to go through the torture I went through just to receive a diagnosis. You were only one of seven doctors who told me I did not have Lyme Disease, even when I said I thought I did. I don’t think you’re completely at fault because it is clear that the ...
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A Multicultural Love Story With a Taste of Lyme

Here’s a story that will throw you through a cultural loop. My mother was born Irish Catholic and my father is an Ashkenazi Jew. I grew up in Rhode Island, USA, knowing that I was in some way Jewish, but I never celebrated that fact until I was given the gift of Birthright when I turned 18.   I fell in love with Israel and started to celebrate the fact that I was a Jew. From the moment I got back ...
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My Story About Lyme Disease

While working nights at the clinic there would be moments where my mind would go blank in the middle of a sentence. I began struggling to remember words as simple as “scissors”. I thought I was just adjusting to working overnights....
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Pulse Therapy: A New Approach for Treating Lyme Disease

Think of a truck starting and stopping on a highway. Go-go-go and then it comes to a screeching halt. In essence, this is what Lyme Disease pulse therapy feels like. The clinical idea is to start and stop antibiotics to treat Lyme disease and co-infections. According to doctors, such as those in the Jemsek Clinic, this allows the body to have time to recover from the Lyme die off and it allows ...
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What Should You Do When You Get a Tick Bite?

We talked to Dan Wolff - The Tick Man and creator of TickEase - to learn more about what makes ticks “tick"! We want everyone to understand that the best thing you can do to protect yourself is prevention and education.  DISCLAIMER! We are talking strictly about DEER TICKS in this piece. Those little arachnids hold a lot more danger and behave a lot differently than your average tick. In this ...
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Spoonie Stories: Autoimmune Diseases & Lyme

Hi, my name is Erika and I am 24 years old and I have been ill all of my life. Symptoms of autoimmune diseases (Perthes Disease, a hip disease, and Vitaligo -a skin pigment disorder) started at an extremely young age, causing problems learning in school and socializing. Then I came down with Lyme Disease in fifth grade, which I believe was after a family trip to Maryland. I had multiple NASTY ...
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Spoonie Stories: Traditional Medicine vs Naturopathic Medicine

My name is Kelli and I have Lyme disease.  Finding the diagnosis wasn’t easy and it wasn’t until I saw a Lyme Literate Naturopath Doctor (LL ND) that I found out.  She ordered a series of expensive private lab tests not recognized by the CDC in diagnosing Lyme that came back Lyme positive....
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10 Things To Know When Someone In Your Life Has Lyme

So someone you know is sick with Lyme disease. It could be a friend, a family member, a significant other or just an acquaintance. Whoever it is, you’ve got some questions.  Or maybe you don’t, but you want a better idea of what the heck is going on. This entry will hopefully offer some explanation, and can probably be applied to a variety of chronic illnesses. Whether you or a loved one has been ...
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