Month: January 2016

One Little Tick Bite in Ireland

I’m 34 years old, and have always been active with hiking, running, and walking. My husband, Matt, and I have a 3-and-a-half-year-old son, and our greatest passion is travel. In summer of 2015, we spent a month abroad in Ireland. In late June 2015, we were driving on the Ring of Kerry in County Kerry, Ireland. My family stopped for a picnic on short grass and rocks overlooking the Atlantic. It was a beautiful, rugged spot. We had seen some woolly sheep along our drive to the location, and found some pellets of sheep droppings in the grass, although...

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Find a Lyme-Literate Doctor Locally

Find an LLMD (Lyme-literate doctor) Near You ILADS Physician Referral – Complete the form on this page for an LLMD referral: http://ilads.org/ilads_media/physician-referral/ MDJunction – Register for the site, then add a post requesting info about LLMDs in your area: http://www.mdjunction.com/lyme-disease   Insurance Often Will Not Help I could not find an LLMD covered by my insurance. This is typical, because LLMDs do not follow CDC guidelines for Lyme disease and other co-infections. If they did, we would never get well. It costs thousands of dollars for proper treatment. There is no way around this. But your health, and your...

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Spreading Awareness to Help Others with Lyme Disease

Spreading Awareness to Help Others with Lyme Disease I’m starting this blog to spread awareness about Lyme disease and its “friends” — the various co-infections that ticks can spread with a single bite. From babesia to bartonella, from anaplasma to rickettsia. All just so much fun. One year ago, I knew almost nothing about Lyme, and absolutely nothing at all about its often more dangerous co-infections. I’ve lived in California – both north and south – my entire life, and love the outdoors. When hiking, I might have taken a quick look at my legs for ticks, but since...

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