Read Between the Lyme
This blog is a way for me to communicate and educate people about Lyme disease. Struggling with supposedly unknown illnesses for about 4 years, I was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease in March 2013. Luckily, I found a doctor who tested me and luckily, I was CDC positive. I say I was lucky, not in that I actually have Lyme disease, but in the fact I tested CDC positive for Lyme. Many people out there do not test positive for Lyme due to the insensitivity of the lab tests and then go for years undiagnosed and suffering greatly. Some are never diagnosed and treated properly for Lyme disease. Instead, we carry other vague autoimmune diseases as our companions, such as MS, ALS, and Lupus.
I myself was diagnosed with Mono several times, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome before Lyme. And if I would not have pursued better answers and had the means to to do so, those would still be my final answers from several different medical professionals in many different specialties. I would be getting much worse and with added issues due to the undiagnosed Lyme Disease. I have been an educator for 15 years, and I am still working.
Many days, it is a real struggle, but I am hoping I can keep my job while I heal. I am building this blog in hopes to educate, support, mentor, and inspire others who suffer from Chronic Lyme along with other types of chronic illnesses.