Category Archives: Pain

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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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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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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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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Bryan Rosner Hits it Big With New Book

For those of you like me who first heard of Bryan when reading his book on Rife machines, you may not recognize the tone or scope of this latest book. I was surprised that he lauds antibiotics (which was vilified … 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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Heather Askeland Is Finally Out of Pain

Heather was in the midst of a severe relapse in her long fight with neurological Lyme disease. I published her plea for help along with many others in April of this year (see http://neuro-lyme.com/videoblog/heather-needs-our-help/). She recently took her own life … Continue reading

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Our Suffering With Chronic Lyme Disease – Will I Kill Myself?

When you suffer for days, weeks, months or even years…with pain that will not stop – or with fatigue that is so profound, you feel like a corpse (not a walking corpse because you are so weak you can barely … Continue reading

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How to Cope with the Neuropathic Pain from Chronic Lyme Disease

Neuropathic pain is the worst kind of pain. Think of migraines; blood vessels dilate and press against nerves in your head; shingles where a virus attacks the nerves directly; a toothache when the infection behind or under a tooth invades … Continue reading

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Cholestyramine for Chronic Lyme Disease?

I was recently emailed a question about how to determine if you are overloaded with neuro-toxins.   I had brought this issue up recently because my personal LLMD recently indicated his conviction that one of my major road-blocks to full … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Candida

Candida is a very unpleasant side effect from taking antibiotics, which for many people with chronic Lyme, can be a serious complication.  For others Candida may be a minor irritation that is just one more symptom of a weakened immune … Continue reading

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Please Help Me – I Have Lyme Disease and I Want to Kill Myself!

When I first considered writing a book about Lyme disease, I realized that based on the hundreds of emails I receive, I would need to include a chapter on suicide. It is not a pleasant topic, and many suffering with … Continue reading

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Colostrum for Chronic Lyme Disease

What is Colostrum? Colostrum (for our purposes) is the pre-milk fluid produced by bovine mothers for the first few days after giving birth. (It is NOT milk, so those with milk allergies need not worry). Premier Research Colostrum comes from … Continue reading

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A Fantasy Vacation Turns a Life into a Horror Show

This is a sad tale – we all have them, but this one in addition to being another sad Lyme story made me sad as an American, to think that visitors are coming here for vacation and leaving with life-altering … Continue reading

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Emerging Lyme Disease Co-infection: Chlamydia Pneumoniae

Chlamydia Pneumoniae, also known as CPN, is a fast emerging Lyme co-infection with very similar symptoms. In fact for some who remain very sick and have yet to receive a positive Lyme diagnosis, CPN is something that should definitely be … Continue reading

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New Treatment for Lingering Neuropathic Pain from Lyme Disease

The intensely oppositional theories about Lyme disease and the proper treatment of Lyme disease is widely spread and frequently debated between Medical Societies, University Medical Centers,  medical practices, politicians and scientists around the world.  However, it is less often that … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Therapy for Lyme Disease?

As Amy Scher speaks to groups and continues to write about Lyme and her experience, the biggest question always pops up – is this really a cure? Of course trying a homeopathic treatment that is$20 – $50/month seems possible financially, … Continue reading

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How Normally Rational People May Become Enraged Over Chronic Lyme Disease Debate

Back in 2007 when I met with a top specialist in one of Harvard’s teaching hospitals in the Boston area – who actually taught about infectious diseases at Harvard Medical School, I recall with such clarity (especially considering my Lyme … Continue reading

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Why Are My Ears Ringing? Its Driving Me Crazy!

According to neuro.psychiatryonline.org, as many as 48% of patients with late-stage neuro-Lyme disease may develop hyperacusis, more commonly known as “tinnitus”. Lyme disease patients can experience an extreme sensitivity to sound, also known as auditory hyperacusis. In some patients it … Continue reading

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