Category Archives: Coping with Lyme disease

Lyme disease in Florida

For decades the CDC said that Lyme disease could only be contracted in the Northeast, then, very slowly, they had to admit that it was occurring in southern states but then they insisted it was only because people were exposed … Continue reading

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The Six Stages of Grief for Chronic Lyme Disease

I recently read a great article called, “The Six Stages of Chronic Lyme Disease” on a blog called Lyme Knowledge (see article here), and it gave me goose bumps as I have discussed this with many other sufferers of chronic … Continue reading

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Managing Chronic Pain Without Drugs

by Jacki Waters Feelings of sadness, anger, and frustration are common when you’re in pain, but when pain continues for months or years, every day can feel like a struggle, and the joy of life slowly starts to fade. Subscribe … Continue reading

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Why Persister Cells Matter

I get questions about the term “persister” cells as it relates to all the recent Lyme research by top tier Universities.  The obvious question being what is the difference between persister Lyme cells and chronic Lyme cells?  The answer? None … Continue reading

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Best Natural Neuropathic Pain Reliever

For most sufferers of chronic Lyme disease neuropathic pain is the hardest symptom to deal with.  Driving most to opiates and anti-anxiety medications, the severe pain induced by nerve inflammation can come and go at any time and is most … Continue reading

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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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The Importance of Cat’s Claw

Cats Claw is a vine commonly known as Una de Gato and is used traditionally in Peruvian medicine for the treatment of a wide range of health problems, particularly digestive complaints and arthritis and to treat wounds, stomach problems, cancer, … 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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Chronic Lyme Disease Battle Over Coverage in Massachusetts

For those who missed the news, Massachusetts lawmakers voted this year to require insurers to cover long-term antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease in spite of a governor’s veto and doctor objection. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to … Continue reading

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New Movie on Chronic Lyme Disease

Tom Balsamides, an award-winning filmmaker, witnessed the debilitating effects of Lyme disease on his wife Tamara, who struggled for 10 years without a diagnosis and another five until she regained her health and her life. See trailer below… Subscribe to … Continue reading

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Patients Not Addicts – Chronic Lyme Conundrum

Talk to someone suffering with chronic Lyme disease, and chances are, they have been prescribed some form of medication for pain.  More often than not, the medication is opiate based (or synthetic) and marks yet another threshold of humiliation for … Continue reading

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The Australian Dilemma

It is terrible to have chronic Lyme disease in the US, or anywhere in the world, but it is disastrous if you live in Australia.  The dilemma: authorities are adamant that there is no Lyme disease in Australia, and claim … Continue reading

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New Research on Neuro-Inflammation

Anyone with Lyme disease understands that there is neurological involvement with every symptom. Inflamed nerves cause pain whether it is felt from nerves in joints or nerves in the head, it is the inflammation that registers as pain. Subscribe to … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Passes New Lyme Law Over Governor’s Veto!

All the grassroots efforts in Massachusetts paid off yesterday when the Senate followed the House to override Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a hard fought legislative battle to help ease the Lyme crisis. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I … 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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Duke Oncologist Advocates for Chronic Lyme Disease After Illness

Dr. Neil Spector, one of the nation’s top oncologists, led a charmed life. He was educated at prestigious universities, trained at top medical centers, and had married the woman of his dreams. It seemed too perfect. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme … Continue reading

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Nonotech Lyme Test Makes Progress

The new Ceres Lyme test, which is based on nanotechnology, is well on its way to getting FDA approval. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each month when … Continue reading

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Six Siblings with Lyme Disease Recover with Stem Cell Treatment

Their parents, Jim and Wendy, call it their last ditch effort, their only hope after nine years of searching for answers, after seeing endless amounts of doctors who couldn’t treat Lyme disease. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want … Continue reading

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The Lyme Wars Continue In Spite of New Studies

I couldn’t help myself. Even though I know how stubborn and self-righteous the naysayers can be, I was pulled into the fray in a recent editorial debate regarding a long article about chronic Lyme disease in Science Based Medicine’s online … 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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