The Lyme Disease And Autoimmune Encephalitis Connection

In March, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Elena Frid, a dynamic pediatric and adult autoimmune and Lyme disease specialist in New York City. You may recognize Dr. Frid from her bold, high fashion social media posts; she’s on an attention-grabbing mission to bring encouragement to the Lyme community and educate healthcare practitioners about this illness….

How a single tick bite on holiday left a woman’s life in ruins

  Unknown to Emma, a tick had bitten her and unleashed a horrific bacterial infection into her blood stream and – three years later – it’s now in her brain. With doctors unable to give an accurate diagnosis for three years, she has lived through a host of debilitating and terrifying symptoms which occurred with…

New Vaccine Hopes in Battle against Lyme Disease

Scientists have declared a major breakthrough in the fight against the debilitating disease known as Lyme disease. Transmitted by ticks, the dangers posed to public health by the disease are now widely documented. If left untreated it can lead to a host of physical and neurological symptoms ranging from memory loss to paralysis, and even…

How Lyme Disease Causes Suicidal Tendencies; What’s Your Miracle?

After a few years of continuing natural therapies with my PCP, I found myself getting better each day, with my doctor believing I was coming closer to remission. Nosediving Into the Abyss Yet, the tides began to change as I became accustomed to my newfound health. I took a massive nosedive back into what my…

Tips To Avoid Lyme Disease Amid Highest Outbreak In 2 Decades.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The number of people diagnosed with lyme disease is the highest it’s been in two decades, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. Alvaro Toledo, an assistant professor at Rutgers University, said there were a few reasons for the increase, reports CBSN New York’s Meg Baker. In 2017 there were more than 5,000…

How to protect yourself from disease-carrying ticks in Maine

Maine recorded its worst year for Lyme disease in 2019, with 2,079 reported cases statewide. Experts in infectious disease weren’t surprised. And there’s no indication that the upward trend won’t continue this year. Lyme disease is a serious illness caused by a bacterium that’s carried and transmitted by the deer tick. In Maine, it’s believed that about…

The Impact Of The 5 Stages Of Grief In Lyme Disease

You often hear people mention the grieving process when they lose a loved one, go through a painful divorce, or receive news of a terminal illness. Those suffering from chronic Lyme disease also experience this process, yet it is usually not referred to as “grief.” During the grieving process, Lyme disease patients go through the usual stages…

These Are The 5 Simple Ways to Keep Ticks and Lyme Disease Out of Your Yard!

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted through a tick bite. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, over 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in America. This disease can affect people regardless of the age, and its symptoms resemble those of other diseases. However, if it is not treated…

Arthritis, nerve pain and chronic fatigue: my life with Lyme disease.

Some medical experts claim that Lyme disease is worse than cancer. It’s not a competition, but I do know one thing: at least if you’ve got the Big C you get sympathy, understanding and prompt treatment. With Lyme you’re pretty much on your own. This isn’t a plea for public sympathy. I’ve had Lyme for…

What Happened When I Told My Date About My Lyme Disease

Before I hit “send,” I hesitated. Did I really want him to know?   In a couple of hours, I was scheduled to go on a date with a cute guy I matched with on Hinge, but I was about to tell him I wasn’t going to make it. For a moment it crossed my…