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Once upon a Lyme ... Disease!

My story, thankfully, is not as tragic and debilitating as some who have unfortunately found themselves with the diagnosis of “Chronic Lyme Disease.” I lived in CT my whole life and was very familiar with Lyme. Everyone knew someone who had it! No biggie - just take Doxycycline, right? Well anyone who was diagnosed years too late or didn’t receive proper treatment knows all too well this is not ...
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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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Spoonie Stories: It never rains forever and the sun always comes out

Mikayla is no stranger to chronic illness. She gives us a little window into her world, opening up about everything from the hardest part of treatment, to frustration with doctors, to her personal super hero. “She’s been through more Hell then you’ll ever know. But, that’s what gives her edge… You can’t touch a woman who can wear pain like the grandest of diamonds around her neck.”...
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Spoonie Stories: Join the Lyme Community!

This is me: I didn’t see the tick bite or a bulls-eye rash (less than 50% of Lyme patients do).  After, many different symptoms started showing up, many different doctors and specialists gave me meds to mask my symptoms. I was misdiagnosed with Lupus...This caused a delay in proper treatment for me, as I was put on steroids (which feed Lyme) for Lupus... Through a Lyme lab, about 5 years ago, I ...
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Spoonie Stories: How You Can Raise Money for Lyme Treatments

My name is Heather. And this is my story.... I have been ill for many years, being diagnosed with multiple things, from fibromyalgia, to arthritis, IBS to TMJ... But this past summer (2015) everything got 10x worse. After many months of seeing (even more) specialist after specialist, I made it to a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor who is over 3-hours away from me. After a ton of test results, I was ...
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Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms

Chronic Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted by an infected tick bite. Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms impact daily life of those infected. We created Mighty Well to provide useful information, as well as understanding and support for those who may not have it. The community we create fosters fun, friendly and empowering engagement ...
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Spoonie Stories: It wasn't just "a little arthritis"

Lyme Disease hit me unaware.  For a couple years my knees were swollen, stiff and painful. That didn’t stop me from walking the dogs or kayaking, but the pain made everything a chore instead of fun. I was told it was arthritis and to lose weight and do knee exercises.  After  those couple years of knee pain the pain gradually went to my hips, back, shoulders and neck.  Then it gradually ...
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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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