Category Archives: Ask the Doctor

Low Dose Naltrexone for Chronic Lyme Disease

Have you heard about LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) for chronic Lyme disease? I am excited to say that I have been taking it successfully for chronic pain although it took awhile to kick in. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, … Continue reading

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Dr. Phillips on Lyme Carditis

Lyme carditis is a stealthy and deadly form of Lyme disease that gets little to no attention.  Many people with heart disease have no idea that their heart problems are caused by Borrelia – or Lyme disease.  Subscribe to Jenna's … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease Can Be Fatal – Beware of Lyme Heart Attacks!

  We know that Lyme disease is a stealth pathogen, and we know that it can infect the heart and cause heart carditis. But for some this occurs unknowingly and can cause death and/or heart disease. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme … Continue reading

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1st Annual Lyme Disease in the Era of Precision Medicine Conference

The 1st annual conference “Lyme Disease in the Era of Precision Medicine” was hosted in October 2016 by Mount Sinai’s Institute for Next Generation Healthcare. This unique event sponsored by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation: Lyme Disease Initiative, focused … Continue reading

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Do You Have Eye Problems With Chronic Lyme?

Dr. Daniel Cameron has recently posted  a great article on the possible complications with eye sight on his excellent Lyme blog. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each … Continue reading

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Fox News Coverage of Chronic Lyme Disease

Hats off to Fox 5 NY News for their well-researched and interesting presentation this month, “Lyme & Reason”. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each month when there … Continue reading

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Mystery of Chronic Lyme Disease

Dr. Stephen Phillips gave an excellent interview on Fox News – not to be missed. The former president of The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), Dr. Phillips has given numerous testimonies in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island … Continue reading

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New Link Between Alzheimer’s and Lyme Disease

Every 67 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s disease in America. Chances are that you or someone you love has the disease, and unfortunately there is no cure. And until recently the cause of Alzheimer’s disease was only speculated on. Subscribe to … Continue reading

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Dr. Auwaerter Speaks Out On Lyme from Johns Hopkins

The following article from Johns Hopkin’s Lyme expert, Dr. Paul Auwaerter recently released a video presentation (5 min) and the following: Hello. This is Paul Auwaerter with Medscape Infectious Diseases, from the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Tickborne … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease: The ID Equivalent to Cancer

This is a fabulous interview recently published by Huffington Health between Lyme activist Dana Parish and a respected oncologist from Duke who suffered with challenges of chronic Lyme disease: Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I … Continue reading

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Dr. Nicolson at Norvect 2015

Have you heard about the Norvect International Conference on Lyme Disease? Better known as Norvect, the conference took the world by storm Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email … Continue reading

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Dangers of Self-treatment With Chronic Lyme Disease

Interactions between many “alternative” treatments of Lyme disease and the multi-antibiotic approach condoned by Lyme-literate doctors can be potentially hazardous Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each month … Continue reading

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Sandflies in Iraq Infect Americans Who Bring Home Lyme Disease and Multiple Co-infections.

A USDA report published last November revealed that sand flies — tiny,  winged gnats often called no-see-ums — were biting troops in Iraq as many as 1,000 times in a single night.  Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I … Continue reading

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Cowden Protocol

Dr. Horowitz, one of the foremost Lyme literate MDs in America refers most of his chronically ill patients to Dr. Cowden’s  (shown above) protocol if they fail their antibiotic treatment or are unable or unwilling to take antibiotics. Subscribe to … Continue reading

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Help Educate Your Medical Doctor on Lyme Disease

I am a lucky Lyme victim. As opposed to an unlucky Lyme victim who searches for years to find a successful treatment protocol. My Internal Medicine MD (and General Practitioner) had been taking care of my health for over 10 … Continue reading

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Tribute to Joseph Elone, Fatality of Lyme Disease

I try to keep this blog positive, with new information on the progress being made to better diagnose and treat Lyme disease. This can be tough when the truth of such an escalating epidemic is hidden from the general populace … Continue reading

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Do You Have PTSD or CTSD Due to Lyme Disease?

More and more people are moving out of the highly endemic areas of the East Coast and moving to places that have a lower incidence of Lyme disease. I am moving too. After spending the last 30 years in Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Please help Lyme Doctor Yang in San Diego Who is Being Targeted

This letter came to me from a subscriber in San Diego – this is why we need protective legislation for doctors who actually care about getting their patients well: From: Dr. Yang’s Family Care … in the spirit of healing… … Continue reading

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Train with Dr. Cowden! Learn About Treating Chronic Lyme and More.

This is last minute AND if you want to go live you must travel to Dallas. However, you may also watch the webinars instead of going there in person. Dr. Cowden is focused on training medical practitioners of all kinds, … Continue reading

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Cymbalta Warning: Discontinuing May Result in Severe Withdrawal Symptoms

In 2008, Cymbalta became the second drug to receive FDA approval for the treatment of fibromyalgia. It was classified as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. At the time, the FM community was excited to have another medication available that … Continue reading

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Best Antibiotics to Combat “Persisters” in Lyme Disease According to New Study

What is a Lyme disease “persister”? Mounting evidence that shows Borrelia (Lyme disease) to remain active and continue to cause painful and debilitating symptoms even after antibiotic treatment has been given the name PTLDS or Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome … Continue reading

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The Integrity of Advanced Lab Services

Until early 2012 there was no reliable diagnostic test beyond what is mentioned above. However as of 8/1/2012, a blood culture boasting 99% accuracy (later adjusted to 94% based on comparison testing ) was developed with the assistance of Dr. Burrascano … Continue reading

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