Personal Chronic Lyme Disease Support

Having chronic Lyme Disease is no picnic.

It’s often a lonely road with nowhere safe to turn for Lyme Disease help beyond your doctor’s office. Mainly you feel lousy, sometimes for months or even years. This can have a major impact on your relationships, your job, and your pocketbook. If all this isn’t enough, you’ve got added stressors that don’t come along with other, better-known chronic illnesses. Stressors like: Some people, including many doctors, don’t think Lyme is a real disease. They consider you mentally unstable if […]

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Songbirds Disperse Lyme Ticks Across North America

Canadian Lyme researcher John D. Scott’s studies of songbirds in Ontario, Canada have found that ground-foraging birds such as sparrows, warblers, wrens, juncos, and thrushes (including the American Robin) are often infested with Lyme disease ticks. In a study between 2007 and 2009, Scott reported that 481 ticks were collected from 211 songbirds in Canada. […]

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What’s an LLMD?

LLMD stands for Lyme-Literate Medical Doctor. Any kind of licensed medical doctor can be called an LLMD. They don’t all belong to the same medical specialty. Earning the unofficial LLMD designation comes with practicing medicine according to the diagnostic and treatment guidelines of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (or ILADS). There are also […]

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Just How Complex Lyme Disease Really Is

Guest post by Doug M, New York State. Lyme disease continues to amaze me with its astonishingly varied and complex combinations of symptoms. Perhaps it might be helpful if I described my own journey. I first complained to my doctor in 1988 about shoulder pain. “Bursitis” he said, and wrote it in my record as […]

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Babesiosis Can Be Spread Through Blood Transfusions

blood transfusion bags

Many Lyme patients also have Babesiosis (or Babesia), a malaria-like infection that lives in red blood cells and can be fatal. While Lyme doctors have known about Babesia and test and treat for it, there hasn’t been much said about it in the press. That’s why articles like this one in the New York Times […]

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