A very complex and debilitating disease that mimics many other diseases which makes it difficult to diagnose. Lyme also carries with it co-infections which it’s important to note so that needs testing as well as treatment.
Unless you know that you were bitten by a tick, it’s hard to diagnose unless you have a specific blood test to confirm. In fact about 50% of those bit actually have a bulls-eye rash at the site of the bite. If you were bit by a tick and see that rash consider yourself lucky because that means you know what bit you and can seek treatment right away. Once bit, the Lyme bacteria can lay dormant for years for some but for some the symptoms are acute . For many , such as myself, have no idea when the bite took place and that allows this disease to do its damage and wreak havoc on your body including your nervous system, organs, heart, joints, brain, and so much more . In times when the disease has been dormant, it will show up after a very stressful or traumatic event.
Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms
+ Flu-like illness
+ Red ear lobes
+ Malar flush
+ TMJ /jaw pain
+ Bone pain
+ History of a tick bite ( not all people recall being bit )
+ Neck and back pain
+ And many more depending upon what stage one is at.
+ Extreme fatigue
+ Bulls-eye rash or other rash *only found in 50 % of patients
+ Joint swelling
Diagnosis for Chronic Lyme Disease
+ Integrative Health MD
+ Lyme Literate MD LLMD
+ Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine ND
+ IgeneX Reference Labs Western blot
Lyme Disease Treatment
My treatment consisted of oral antibiotics for 1 1/2 years in combination with Autohemotherapy also known as OHT or a 10 Pass , in which the removal of blood is collected via an IV , ozone is then injected into the container and mixed with the blood, then returned to the body . I did this therapy once a week for a year . You gradually move up in blood removal and ozone concentration to reach what’s called a 10 Pass .
I decided to see a naturopathic doctor who’s office was very close to me , and I got a PICC Line put in my arm , and ozone delivered right through the PICC Line. I did this treatment for 6 months straight , 2x a week with a Myers Cocktail or High Dose Vitamin C IV once a week consistently . My doctor shortly stopped his practice and I then began seeing another Lyme Literate doctor who tested me to see where my Lyme levels were and confirmed I was in remission . I did however have co-infections consisting of Mycoplasma , Anaplasmosis and Late Stage Epstein Barr Virus . He began treatment with more High Dose Vitamin C IV , Myers Cocktail IV therapy and recently I began doing Peptide injections at home . This is only a sliver of the protocol for Lyme and there’s so much more I can share .
I’m happy to say that today I am back at the gym working out after 11 years and feeling my life come back . I still have those days in which I just don’t feel well or I’m achy or really tired . There is no quick fix or magic bullet. I will add that lifestyle and diet play a huge part in recovery along with the willingness to open up and admit to yourself that you are a fighter and will not accept anything but being healed.
Lyme Disease Resources
Dr. Miguel Gonzalez MD (My personal physician) – 805-497-7508 – www.drmiguelgonzalezmd.com
Dr. Marty Ross MD – www.treatlyme.net
He offers a tremendous amount of information about Lyme Disease, different approaches to healing, supplement information and so, so much more. He is a Lyme Disease survivor .
Dr . Bill Rawls MD- www.rawlsmd.com
His staff offers health coaching at reasonable prices and a wealth of information online that will familiarize you and give you an understanding of the Lyme disease journey. A Lyme Disease survivor.
Dr. Susan Cucchiara ND – www.naturallysue.com
She is a Lyme Disease survivor herself and an amazing educator on healing , nutrition and emotional well being , all of which are components to healing Lyme Disease and the residual from Lyme .
The Heal Hive – www.thehealhive.com – Brooke Gehan, Apitherapy
Brooke, a Lyme Disease fighter and survivor, now thriver, is an amazing well versed healer using Apitherapy , Bee Venom Therapy (BVT) for mainly chronic inflammatory disease including but not limited to Lyme Disease, Epstein Barr Virus , chronic infections and more.
While Bee Venom Therapy may not for everybody, some of her healing techniques may be. Check out her very informative website to know more.
Additional Treatment Options for Chronic Lyme Disease: .
- Antibiotics oral /IV
- Ozone Therapy
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- High Dose Vitamin C IV Therapy
- Myers Cocktail IV Therapy
- Diet and Lifestyle and more.
- Many of these therapies mentioned are done in conjunction with others
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ABOUT | I’m a married mom of 4, an almost empty nester, blended family of over ten years, 2 dogs, California native that just moved to Celina, Texas . Owner of Glamco Boutique online Women’s Fashion, a home stager and Interior Designer with a passion for decorating. A passionate researcher for Lyme Disease and the residual illness from it. Doing my best to enjoy and live life, stay healthy, and respect the boundaries I have living with a chronic illness.
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