Category: Lyme Disease

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Treating Pain with Acupuncture

There are hundreds of thousands of people who swear that acupuncture works. It can help everything from pain to cravings. How can inserting needles into the body actually stop pain?  And can it help my Lyme Disease or chronic pain? Acupuncture is a form of pseudoscience and alternative medicine involving thin needles being inserted into the body. It is a…

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Moving into the darker months with Lyme Disease

Halloween is my favorite time of the year.  I love all things Halloween, the decorations, scary movies, and the candy!  But unfortunately as Halloween grows closer, the weather gets cold.   And while I know that cold weather doesn’t really bring on colds, the crazy weather does bring on migraines and sinus issues. I’ve been having a few Lymie issues due to the…

Lyme Disease and Addiction

Awakening – Lyme and Addiction

I met a woman recently, who asked me what I blog about and I told her that I primarily write about Food, Travel, and overcoming what holds you back to do what you love. What holds me back is Lyme Disease and more and more I’ve began to write about my life, living with Lyme Disease. She smiled and was so…

Lyme Disease isnt Real

Lyme Disease Isn’t Real

  Why do you think you have Lyme Disease? You really think that this bacteria floats around in your body for years and years and you are just walking around? You are here, walking and talking and on my table getting tests and you believe that you are filled with this deadly bacteria?  Nonsense. Don’t believe everything you are told…

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Staying Still

One of the hardest things about living with a Chronic Illness like Lyme Disease is knowing when to get up and fight through it and when to listen to advice and lay low for a while. This last week I was told that I needed to get off my feet for a few days so I could heal from a…

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Lyme and my Brain

Today I am at the Neurologist talking to her about my tremors and headaches. One of the most nerves racking parts of every doctor appointment is the waiting. Part nervousness, part fear or anxiety, and even a little boredom play into the frustration. I’ve been sitting here in the patient room now for 45 minutes and still no doctor. But…

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FAQ’s about Living With Lyme Disease

When most people meet me in person they have no idea I have Lyme Disease or the struggle it’s been to get to this stage where I don’t look sick. I’m actually thankful for that, it shows me that all of the hard work is paying off. But I’d love to share with you a few of the frequently asked…

Lyme Disease and Grief make a painful cocktail

Lyme and Grief make for a painful cocktail

  The last few weeks have been extremely stressful and emotional. There has been so many deaths in my circle, both close family and celebrity deaths that struck home.  It’s been a lot to deal with.  My body aches, I have been retreating from physical contact as much as possible.  It’s been hard.   I know I’ve been fighting a touch of…

Lyme Disease moves out of the darkness and into the light

Lyme Disease moves into the light.

Hi everyone, I just wanted to take a few minutes to talk about Lyme disease and how I am so thankful that Lyme disease research has taken steps out of the dark. I’ve had long term Lyme disease probably my whole adult life. It wasn’t until by chance a woman with terrible muscle control who was almost crippled met my mother…