Category Archives: Diagnosis of Lyme Disease

Have You Seen These Biofilm Pictures?

I recently stumbled on these pictures posted over at biofilmcommunity.org – a picture is worth a thousand words, right? I you are not Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one … Continue reading

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News on Lyme Disease in Australia

This month (October 2015) a ground breaking peer-reviewed study was released in PubMed giving hope to the thousands of suffering people in Australia. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one … Continue reading

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Lyme and Co-infection Diagnosis Shortcut

One simple tool to diagnose Lyme disease (and some co-infections) is to try a definitive treatment and see how the patient responds. 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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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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Fast relief for 1st-time Lyme Sufferers

Fast relief is hardly likely, but it is what we all want. I get so many frantic emails from sufferers who have either self-diagnosed, or are sick of no answers for debilitating symptoms and want relief. I have been there. … Continue reading

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“Persister” Borrelia Bacteria Confirmed by Johns Hopkins

After decades of being treated like “lyme loonies” (who are hypochondriacs, lazy, or insane) we are finally vindicated. In a surprising move Johns Hopkins shocked many in the medical field when doing an end-run around Harvard with a land-mark study … Continue reading

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Entomological Society of America Releases Urgent Call to Action re: Lyme

Pressure from exacting and reputable researchers (sporting multiple advanced degrees) who are up-to-date with latest research in microbiology and infectious diseases, have finally caused a shift in mainstream research as I have been predicting. Take a look: Subscribe to Jenna's … Continue reading

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Is Lyme Disease Fatal?

Is Lyme disease fatal? Yes, of course it is. Before you panic, just because you feel like you are dying right now doesn’t mean that your Lyme disease is going to put you in the grave anytime soon. However, Lyme … Continue reading

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Best Test for Diagnosing Lyme

I am so far behind due to my move, but had to share the latest news from a friend who just received a positive Lyme test after the LONG 4 month wait for the Borrelia blood culture (available at Advanced … Continue reading

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Effect of Delayed Lyme Diagnosis

SAN FRANCISCO May 29 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A nationwide survey by LymeDisease.org confirms that current methods used to diagnose and treat Lyme disease are often faulty and inadequate. The overwhelming response rate – over 6000 respondents within six weeks – demonstrates … 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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What Happened to Dr. MacDonald?

I mistakenly reported that Dr. Alan MacDonald had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s – a horrific irony that saddened all of the Lyme community. I am happy to say that although he was actually diagnosed with fronto-temporal dementia (and was not given … Continue reading

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Can You Find True or False in This Post on Chronic Lyme MSIDS?

 There are so many theories that are stated as facts by medical doctors or journalists who don’t take the time to read the pathology from the scientists (medical and licensed professionals).   I surmise that the medical doctors state what … Continue reading

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Another Case of Unknown Lyme Disease Causing Life Threatening Stroke

Typically these cases never hit the news. More, and more we are hearing news reports of people who have no idea that they are carrying infectious Lyme disease, perhaps ignoring subtle symptoms of fatigue or joint pain that resolves itself … Continue reading

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People Are Dying From Lyme Who Don’t Know They Have It

Yes, it is true.  Three people between the ages of 26 and 38 died from Lyme induced heart attacks between November 2012 and July of 2013 in New England (NY, CT and MA) who didn’t even know they had Lyme … Continue reading

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Yolanda Foster Fights For Her Life and Sanity

For those of us who have gone through the terrifying loss of mental capacity, pain and weakness that the Hollywood star, Yolanda Foster is now going through, we all share in her distress and wish her a speedy recovery. Unfortunately, … 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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Increasing Evidence Points to Major Role Birds Have in Spreading Lyme Disease

Back in 2010, Yale reported the increasing evidence that pointed to migratory birds spreading Lyme disease not just between states but around the world. A team led by School of Public Health researcher Maria Diuk-Wasser analyzed studies on 71 bird … Continue reading

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RIP Dr. Willy Burgdorfer: Scientific Community in Mourning

The discoverer of the spirochete that causes Lyme disease passed away yesterday, November 17, 2014. In 1982, researcher Willy Burgdorfer, a researcher and expert in spirochetal diseases at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana, along with his colleague Alan … Continue reading

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Progress with Lyme Disease Medical Debate

At the root of Lyme patients’ struggle for care is a heated debate within the medical community over how best to diagnose Lyme disease, the reliability of laboratory tests and the major difference between the definitions of chronic Lyme disease … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Lyme Disease

Four months ago, a 44-year-old woman was referred to me by her audiologist and ENT for acute deafness of the right ear. She is a healthy woman without any past medical history and was not on any medication. Her otolaryngologist … Continue reading

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