Category Archives: General

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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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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New Lyme Vaccine Begins Human Testing

  Today, Lyme disease vaccines currently exist for dogs, but none have been approved for humans in nearly 15 years — and in that time the disease has grown into a world-wide epidemic. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I … 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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Eradicate Ticks?

A recent collaboration of doctors has resulted in the sequencing of the complete genome of the tick.  Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each month when there are … Continue reading

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Seven Stages of Chronic Pain – Where Are You?

For those of us with chronic Lyme disease, pain often determines not only the process of discovery but the course of our recovery. 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 Advocates Call for Congressional Oversight of CDC

Lyme patients and advocates from across the U.S. will gather for a “We the People” rally at the U.S. Capitol on May 19. The next day, simultaneous solidarity rallies will be held at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) … 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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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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Please Sign Petition to President Regarding Chronic Lyme Disease

The petition is as follows: “Chronic Lyme Disease has reached epidemic proportions. It is the great imitator, fooling doctors into treating patients for other diseases such as Chronic Fatigue, MS, Heart Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psychiatric Illness, ALS, etc. Yet, according … Continue reading

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Interviews needed re: Chronic Lyme Disease Experience

I am sharing (with permission) this request I recently received. Hopefully we can help our cause from another angle…objective research. The request came to me as follows: My name is Victor Fontaine and I am a candidate for the Masters … Continue reading

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Has Columbia University’s Lyme Research Center Sold Out to IDSA?

In 2003 the excitement was contagious.  For so many thousands of people suffering with chronic Lyme disease there was finally hope on the horizon. Although the Lyme Research Center would not open until 2007, Columbia University Magazine wrote that year: … 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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Watch “Emergence” Sequel to “Under Our Skin”

I just purchased a copy the sequel to “Under Our Skin” called “From Horror to Hope: Emergence”, and encourage you to keep your eye out for showings in your neighborhood or get a copy yourself. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog … Continue reading

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Share Your Struggle With Chronic Lyme Disease – Katie Couric Wants You!

Are you struggling with chronic Lyme disease? (Oops, I forgot, there is no such thing as chronic Lyme disease – just ask Dr. Alan Steere) Well, instead of the mass media outlets ignoring chronic Lyme disease, they are now requesting stories. … Continue reading

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Maca Combat Chronic Lyme Disease and Boosts Energy

Have you ever heard of Maca? I never had until someone suggested it for extra energy…I will try just about anything to boost my energy – especially now that my recovery is in full swing. Wow! I was impressed with … Continue reading

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Understanding How Biofilms Cause Chronic Lyme Disease

I have written quite a bit about biofilms in the past but there seems to be confusion about how they function in chronic Lyme and what to do about it. I have posted these videos on Neuro-Lyme.com, but since this … Continue reading

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