The Faces of Lyme
“Getting better all the time” Penny’s story is an example of Lyme manifesting as Rheumatoid Arthritis. Her RA diagnosis came first from her primary care doctor who referred her to our clinic. Upon further investigation it was revealed that her RA was a manifestation of underlying Lyme disease. Doctor Shikhman explains RA and its heterogeneous […]
“Seek treatment immediately” As a competitive mountain biker, Dee was in the bushes for years. He has been bitten several times, but never knew that getting bit would be a life-changing event. He never knew the severity of lyme until it happened to him. Dee talks about his symptoms as it relates to his performance […]
“You can always heal” Underlying Lyme disease can be triggered by a traumatic event. Things like whiplash, extreme physical exertion, surgery, car accidents, and dental procedures can cause lyme to flare up. When Cherie had arthroscopic knee surgery, her symptoms went into overdrive. She had to quit her job, needed help with daily activities, and […]
“You don’t lose, you learn” Going full-throttle through life was how Danielle lived life. Giving 100% as a mom and professional jiu jitsu athlete, she pushed her body to the limit. Initially, fighting against the disease only lead her to fall twice as hard. Not until she embraced the disease did she begin to recover, […]
“Seek help right away” Imagine you can’t watch TV, or carry on a conversation; you are in so much pain you have to stay in bed in a dark room. Immobile. Not getting treated right away led David to develop semi-catastrophic lyme (severe symptoms coming in quick succession). Within the first year he was stuck […]
“Don’t let yourself become the disease” Theresa has one of the rarest manifestations of Lyme disease, narcolepsy. After struggling with narcolepsy for 25 years with various medications that never quite helped, it wasn’t until her lyme diagnosis and treatment protocol that her symptoms started going away. Within one year her narcolepsy is gone and she is […]
Get an unfiltered look into Peggy's life as she struggles with Lyme. Peggy discusses her battle with brain fog and debilitating fatigue and her journey to an almost fully recovered lifestyle. She discusses two important supplements that help maintain her health while living with lyme.
A powerful story of a mother and daughter both living with Lyme disease for 11 years before a proper diagnosis.
"Be open-minded with treatment" Around 10 years old, Max noticed he didn't feel well at a baseball tournament. Several tests later he did not have a diagnosis so he kept playing. It all came to a head when the stress (stress can cause lyme to flare up) of playing in another tournament resulted in major stomach issues. Since then Max has always struggled to gain weight from gastrointestinal issues associated with Lyme. He talks about what helps his stomach issues and identifies the one thing that helps him feel better every day.