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Lyme Disease

The most common tick-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere. If Lyme disease is left untreated, it can lead to debilitating sickness attacking the joints, heart and central nervous system. Unfortunately it's extremely difficult to diagnose. Tell your story.

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  • A Pound of Flesh: One Snapshot In My Lyme Journey
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    My journey towards health has been multi-dimensional, and I have learned that healing is not endemic to one specific area of my life. Treating Lyme disease has required more of me than I sometimes thought possible. For years I have watched myself both worry and complain. The worry: that I…Read More
  • Lyme Disease hits a family
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    The most embarrassing moment of my life: collapsing in front of all our CEOs at our annual CEO summit. That moment started a health nightmare for me. Most people do not talk about their illnesses publicly. They do not want to seem frail or broken. I am healthy again and…Read More
  • My Lyme Confetti Landed on My Teeth
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    I never liked going to the dentist. I never knew till I walked through my journey with Lyme disease how much I would hate it in the end. Lyme impacts all that suffer so differently. I have a friend who says, “Take a handful of confetti, throw it over…Read More
  • Amy Tan on Lyme Disease
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    I used to brag that I never got sick. I rarely came down with colds or the flu. I had health insurance for catastrophic illness and only used it once, for surgical repair of a broken leg, the result of heli-skiing, the sport of a vigorous and fearless person. …Read More
  • Perry Louis Fields
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    My name is Perry Louis Fields, a former track and field professional, who spent 5 years figuring out how to cure myself of multiple autoimmune illnesses, including chronic Lyme disease. There are lots of stories out there about chronic “death bed” illnesses and there are hundreds of thousands of people…Read More
  • Lymebuddies
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    In August 2007, a week after I finished running the 10th Anniversary of the Beach to Beacon 10K road race, I started to experience the first symptoms of Lyme disease, a swollen right knee and mild joint aches. As weeks went by, I experienced more Lyme related symptoms: muscle aches,…Read More
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    For the past eight years I’ve been battling a mysterious illness, one we now know to be Lyme disease. I’ve felt much like I had a major hangover and been hit by a car all on the same day and that’s putting it mildly! But come December I’ll be back…Read More
  • Lia Gaertner and Lyme disease
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    In July 2013 at age 41, I reunited with childhood friends and we ran the Tough Mudder race (eleven miles of Army-style obstacles with a fifteen hundred foot elevation change in the Sierra Nevada mountains). At the finish line (after four hours!), I felt giddy and ready to go dancing.…Read More
  • Lyme disease is one disease you do not want to get, it is hell!!
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    One thing there is plenty of room for in this world is another Lyme story! My guess is that as time marches on, there are going to be a lot more stories to come. Much like all the rest of us seemingly whiney bunch, I will start from the beginning.Read More
  • The People Are More Important Than The System
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    I am the president and founder of the Global Lyme Disease United Coalition (LDUC). Formerly a Health Educator with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) beginning with the AIDS epidemic, I write this story from a wheelchair due to misdiagnosed Lyme disease. My personal fight with Lyme disease,…Read More
  • Family struck by Lyme Disease
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    Back in September 2012 I wrote Senator Blumenthal because our story was interesting, relevant and unfortunately not rare. Those of us struck by Lyme needed to stand up and be heard in this unjust environment of disorienting denial of this harrowing disease. I felt his office was making a difference…Read More
  • Canadian Lyme Disease Poster
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    Lyme disease is something I knew very little of in 1991 when living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. So when a strange looking eight inch rash appeared around my naval in early June of that year, it set off no alarm bells. I had no symptoms of illness, so I never…Read More