May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. So, I wanted to compile a list of resources that would be helpful to anyone wanting to learn more about Lyme disease and protect their loved ones.
If you live anywhere in the United States (or many other countries throughout the world) this is essential reading.
Despite what you may have heard, you can get Lyme disease anywhere there are ticks because ticks have no borders.
People, pets and ticks all travel, so the disease is not confined to one particular area. It is prevalent throughout the world. It is crucial to know the facts so you can protect your loved ones from suffering the debilitating effects of Lyme.
Lyme Disease Resources
I’ve gathered a list of articles I’ve written about Lyme and additional resources to share information I believe is imperative to everyone. If I can help prevent even one person from going through this crazy Lyme thing I sincerely want to.
- Read Warning: Lyme Disease Is Spreading Faster Than AIDS to learn why we should be more concerned about Lyme disease than ever before. Also, learn how to prevent getting Lyme.
- Lyme Disease is known as the “Great Imitator” because the symptoms are the same as many other diseases and conditions. Find out The Signs, Symptoms And Stages Of Lyme Disease.
- You might want to check out Is Chronic Lyme Disease Real? Part 1 to learn about the controversy surrounding the chronic Lyme disease debate.
- Find out about The Spoon Theory in Chronic Illness: What’s a Spoonie Anyway? These articles can help you better understand what it’s like to have a chronic illness, such as chronic Lyme disease.
- If you’d like to learn about my personal history with Lyme disease, please read Living With Lyme Disease, Part 1 and Living With Lyme Disease, Part 2.
- If you want to read more personal stories about people with Lyme disease, Kelly has compiled a huge list of Lyme disease bloggers. You can visit their sites and read about their experiences.
- In The Shocking Truth About Forgiveness And Your Health I share some of the obstacles I (and thousands of other “Lymies”) faced when I literally felt like I was dying but couldn’t find a diagnosis or treatment in the local medical community. It was an emotional roller coaster and made it so challenging for me and my loved ones to keep hope alive. Thankfully, I was eventually able to find several excellent doctors who recognized my symptoms. They accurately diagnosed me with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases (based on positive diagnostic tests and a clinical diagnosis) and treated (and are continuing to treat) me.
- You can also read more about my experiences in Make the Journey Beautiful. Sometimes life deals us lemons and we have to decide what to do.
- Another excellent Lyme disease resource is the ILADS website.
- A powerful documentary film about Lyme disease is Under Our Skin. When I first heard about the film a couple of years ago it was available to view for free online. However, now it appears that it is only available for purchase. Either way, I would highly recommend it. And they now have a sequel, Under Our Skin, 2 Emergence and I’m hoping to watch it soon. (You might like to watch the trailer below.)
Lyme disease is a very real and growing problem in the US and worldwide. I hope the resources above help to educate and bring awareness to Lyme symptoms and how the disease can be prevented.
Advances and discoveries are being made in the field of Lyme research. But we have a long way to go to provide better diagnostic testing and treatments.
There is hope for people who have Lyme disease, as well as loved ones who help care for them. We can and will get better and help others do the same!
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Check out the compelling movie trailer to Under Our Skin, 2 Emergence below.
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