Living with Lyme – is there hope?
Feb19

Living with Lyme – is there hope?

SARASOTA – Lyme disease is a complicated diagnosis. You also have to deal with the symptoms and the skeptics, but among all the dark clouds, there is hope. Here’s a glimpse into my daily routine: Every morning my alarm clock goes off so I can take my antibiotics, one of which is a compounded herb made specifically for my body and has to be refrigerated. It’s a regimen I pulse two weeks on and two weeks off. So far it’s been working,...

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Living with Lyme – what is Lyme?
Feb15

Living with Lyme – what is Lyme?

SARASOTA – The CDC estimates more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported annually. That’s 1.5 times the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and six times the number of people diagnosed with HIV, but what is it? Spread through ticks, Lyme is caused by a spirochete – a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called borrelia burgdorferi that burrows into your cells, and forms a bio-film around it, making it hard for antibiotics to...

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Living with Lyme – a 4 year search for 1 diagnosis

SARASOTA – My life changed on February 14th 2013. I had to learn to manage debilitating fatigue, body aches, and headaches. This is my life, living with Lyme disease. I woke up in septic shock. My organs were shutting down and there was no time for a diagnosis, just antibiotics. I got lucky, and in five days I was out of the ICU, but I wasn’t out of the woods. The fatigue never left, and no one diagnosed me. Four years later my gut...

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