After seeing dozens of doctors and being called a “medical mystery”, it took around 4 years to figure out that I have late stage neurological LYME disease. I was officially diagnosed in the US, and then got a secondary diagnosis in BC. June10th, 2013, I was diagnosed with late stage neurological LYME and three co-infections: anaplasma phagocytophila, babesia, bartonella. I have also been battling other illnesses such as endometriosis, fibromyalgia, and IC just to name a few. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. Mr. Gump was right on the money with that one.
If you would like to read more about my story you can check out an article from theAbbotsfordNews here: The Great Imitator
The symptoms for lyme disease can be debilitating and if not properly treated, can lead to severe neurological problems and even death- most commonly through organ failure.Treatment for lyme requires long term antibiotics, a mixture of oral and IV antibiotics, herbals, and vitamins depending on which bacteria and viruses are in the body. The longer a person has been sick and undiagnosed, the longer it takes for a person to get well in theory. I know some people who are on lifelong antibiotics and others who only needed 6 months of treatment. Most medical GP’S wont prescribe these antibiotics (thanks to the CDC), so naturalpathic doctors are the only way to get treatment (In BC), but that also means paying money to see them out of pocket. This also does not include prescriptions, or medical items that I need to treat my condition. (IV Catheters, vitamins & herbals, needles etc).
So What is lyme disease?
-The disease is caused by a spiral-shaped bacteria (spirochete) called Borrelia burgdorferi which a person obtains through the bite of a tick infected with the Borrelia bacteria. The Lyme spirochete can cause infection of multiple organs and produce a wide range of symptoms. It is known as the great “mimicker” as LYME is most commonly misdiagnosed as MS, Parkinsons, ALS and other neurological illnesses and syndromes.
-Many patients with chronic Lyme disease require prolonged treatment until the patient is symptom-free. Relapses occur and retreatment may be required. There are no tests currently available to prove
that the organism is eradicated or that the patient with chronic Lyme disease is cured.
Thank you to everyone for your donations and kindness towards me! I have been able to do a year of treatment because of you! I love you guys more than words can express.
God Bless you, sending lots of love and hugs your way.
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you
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