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Biography And Treatment Update


Hi my name is Jennifer, and I am not sure how long I have had Lyme because my and my family’s health history is rather complicated;

In 1990 when I was 11 and my sister was 9 we moved into a house on 5 acre property, it was a dream to have lots of animals and acreage. There were some great memories living there, but it ended up being a disaster. I cannot remember the time frames of everything but…

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Has Climate Change Made Lyme Disease Worse?

Originally posted on Lyme Handbook:

Excerpted from the Scientific American : (9/22/2014)

Richard Gardiner had no option but to shut down his law practice in Fairfax, Va. in the summer of 2012. A fit 60 year-old, he came down with a high fever and the worst chills he had known in his life. He spent a miserable summer bedridden with aches and debilitating fatigue.

At around the same time in…

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It’s A New Day

It’s A New Day

It is interesting how quickly things can change. The last couple days have been remarkably good for me after a having just gone through some bad days.
Thursday I was able to visit a friend after a long day of work and didn’t suffer for it. Friday I went on a 30 minute bike ride and later in the day visited another friend.
Saturday I went on another short bike ride then later attemptedto go on a…

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Good Days and Bad Days, The Ups and Downs of Lyme Treatment


Worth a repost

Originally posted on My Color Is Lyme:


This site continues to post incredible articles. This one very articulately shares the extreme highs and lows of Lyme disease, especially when you are in treatment.

” You’ll be symptom free, full of energy and ready to carry on with life but this is biggest deception you could fall for because soon enough you’ll be hit with a bad…

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Vitamin B 1 Deficiency

Here are a few good links on foods high in Thiamine (B 1) and symptoms of deficiency.

I am not surprised that a lot of people who suffer from Chronic Lyme have this problem due to several factors; malabsorption, the fact that a lot of us can’t tolerate grains or dairy (some foods high in B 1) and the fact that some of us have the MTHFR defect that inhibits us from methylating properly.

I just…

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Waiting on the Lord



Originally posted on Hope Beyond:

Waiting on the Lord,

Clinging to this keyboard,

Playing the “how long psalm” in my head.

Where does my help come from?

So obvious that it’s Him once again

And yet the troubles trouble on.

“God is not Santa Claus,”

I once wrote a fellow sufferer, or

One who hands us our lottery happiness ticket.

The Lord knows no boundary of time

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Bad Day Post

Okay so here it is, posting on a day when I’m down.
All in all this week hasn’t been too bad. I have had better energy and been getting through my days more easily (good). But for the last week I have also had much worse insomnia (bad).

My LLMD in Seattle had given me Ambien from the beginning that I have taken semi-consistently throughout treatment due to sleeping troubles. I have gotten myself…

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Bart Be Gone

The last few days have been…..good!
Fatigued and a little down the first half of Monday yes, but I was able to get to Monday night small group for the first time in many months and made it through today with not too many ill effects (a few of the usual suspects of course, but manageable).

This is all very exciting because I know I have a little ways to go with some physical struggles, but I…

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