The Faces of Lyme: Nicole
“Talk to other people. Don’t be afraid.”
After 4 years of being symptom free, Nicole had a relapse that sent her back into treatment. She discusses what she believes sent her into her relapse and what she is going to do moving forward to prevent a relapse again.
Nicole bounced from doctor to doctor for 6 years before properly being diagnosed with Lyme disease. She had become so tired of seeing doctors that she almost gave up. But she knew something was wrong so she kept fighting eventually ending up at IFSMED–thus beginning her path to recovery.
She gives some valuable recommendations on dealing with her Herxheimer Reaction, or die-off that often comes with beginning treatment.
Dr. Shikhman discusses the struggle that exists in the medical community with doctor’s unfamiliarity with diagnosing and treating Lyme.