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I Have Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Lyme Disease. You're not alone. 137 People

    My Self Treatment And Education So Far. - Hi, my name is Shelby, I am 21 years old. I believe I have had lyme since I was about 12. It was misdiagnosed as ptsd. I have been...
    shellbeans shellbeans 18-21 Nov 15, 2012

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    Young And Sick - My name is Mel, and I've had Lymes disease for about over a year now. I'm 18 years old. It's been a long struggle with my junior and senior year of high school...
    mel2804 mel2804 18-21, F 1 Response May 24, 2013

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    A Fight For Norm - Everyday i fight to be normal. I tell myself that I'm okay that the pounding in my head will go away, the sweats and chills will end, that the aching in my...
    beaniegirl1411 beaniegirl1411 18-21 4 Responses Apr 24, 2011

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    My Lymes Success! - Hello everyone. I am going around to different forums sharing my story of my success to add to the void which is the positive stories of people overcoming lymes...
    brandonu brandonu 22-25, M Sep 5, 2013

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    Could She Have Lyme - my daughter who is now 13 started having symptoms 3 years ago starting very sever flu like but what got me was the high fever and that her joints hurt so bad...
    clearlycrzy clearlycrzy 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    There IS Light At The End Of Lyme Disease - Hi everyone my name is Liz and I have been diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. I'll try to keep the story as short as possible. After...
    queen222 queen222 31-35 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    Not Taken Seriously - I've had lyme disease for almost 4 years now. I got it my senior year of high school but didn't get diagnosed until the middle of my freshman year of college...
    bkbarnes bkbarnes 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2012

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    I Won - Growing up in the woods of Wisconsin, having a tick on you at the end of the night was not unusual at all. From an early age we were taught to check ourselves for ticks and...
    mcdonaldsworker mcdonaldsworker 18-21 3 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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    Tanya - for a year and a half, ive been battling with my healh. i have been itcjy all over at first, dirahea, nausea, unable to sleep, fever all the time. i went to 3 skin doctors...
    tan99 tan99 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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    Very Very Confused - Since my son developed lyme disease a few months ago I've been very confused about this whole thing.  I get different answers from different doctors, etc...
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    Dog Walker Who Loves Dogs And Hates Lymes - It began with a splitting headache for two weeks followed by a chronic cough and flu symptoms in September of 2011. By October after a...
    angelpn74 angelpn74 36-40 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    Cassie And Lyme - I have been increasingly ill over the last few years. I am 41 years old. Two months ago I spent a week in the hospital after what I call 'a spell' of pain...
    cassiepeterson cassiepeterson 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    Be A Team - We all joined this group to try and find answers and support from others...well i did any way...many views but barely any comments or communication!
    lilbabymay33 lilbabymay33 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2013

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    I Feel Like My Brain Just Doesn't Work - I was diagnosed 3 yrs ago but diagnosed with mental illness less than a year before(PTSD, general anxiety, chronic depresion) I have not...
    charlibrownm charlibrownm 31-35 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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    I Have Had Lyme Diease Since 2002....... - I just got done with another 28 day cycle of anti-biotics via a pic- line..I am feeling good......if anyone wants to talk....I am here...
    shaaky shaaky 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    Early Stage... - I'm only 18, and I found out this year that the symptoms I've been having, that had been over looked and wrongly diagnosed as Lupus at one point, were really due...
    bkbarnes bkbarnes 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2010

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    I Was Running From The Reeper!!! - My story begins with when i was 19yrs old i was in a bad accident that lead to 5 back surgeries with the last one in 1993 they had to put metal...
    lpn1110 lpn1110 46-50, F May 15, 2012

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    I Just Found Out i have Lyme Disease But Not Sure How Long I Have Had It - I just found out yesterday i have Lyme Disease i had a blood test done 12/20/2011 and i failed to go back...
    sanderschantel sanderschantel 41-45, F Feb 1, 2012

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    Very Confused - It all started with a walk and taking a short cut thruogh the woods. Never felt a thing until the next day behind my left knee. I had an ich and sure enogh I had a...
    wandairoo1 wandairoo1 41-45 2 Responses Aug 29, 2008

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    A Cure For Lyme Is Available Today - After 2.5 years of living in pure hell, I finally found someone who was competent enough to offer not just relief from the Lyme symptoms, but...
    drj2 drj2 56-60 4 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    I Didn't Know :(((((((((((((( - With little kids sometimes they get viruses that we just gotta let take their coarse. But with my son ~ the fever was on its third day and he...
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    A Short Tale Of Infected Insects - I've had many a tickbite over the years,I often go plunging off the beaten track,so it's not surprising.but never an infection... Then a few...
    dubkebab dubkebab 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2010

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    I Have Lyme Disease - October 2012- My Lyme Disease update (6th month) Hi Bloggers, My name is Jaclyn Shutack, i am 17 years old, and i've had Lyme Disease for about 6 months now...
    JaclynShutack JaclynShutack 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    Had 99% Of The Lyme Symptoms... Here's My Best Info - I've had Lyme since 1997. There are many good resources on Lyme, here are one's I know for your own research: Organizations on...
    Shudawudacuda Shudawudacuda 36-40 2 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    Dirt Fishing In The Woods Results In Lyme - hey guys, I'm new here as I just contracted lyme, I am an amateur treasure hunter, a metal detectorist or as I like to call it, Dirt...
    dirtfisher315 dirtfisher315 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2013

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    Reaching Out To You.. Please - Hello everyone, My name is Michelle, I am 20 years old, and I have Lyme Disease. The past 10 years of my life have been far from easy. At the age...
    GuardianAngel924 GuardianAngel924 18-21, F Dec 9, 2012

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    I Have Had Chronic Lymes Disease For 10 Years Now And No One Believes Me! - My name is Alyssa, I am 23 years old and I have had Lymes Disease for 10 years now. I lived in Upstate...
    Apow11 Apow11 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    Lyme Test ? - I was dx with pots 1 1/2 yrs ago. Lyme and pots mimic the same symptoms. Was wondering if anyone knows why my band 66kd would come back positive. My dr say no to lyme...
    ezim77 ezim77 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    Everybody With Lymes Has A Story. - In fourth grade i was on the playground, when i noticed my body was in extreme pain. i didnt want to move. I was tested for lymes along with...
    sammiewammie sammiewammie 16-17 Jan 3, 2013

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    Trying To Stay An Optimist Is A Full Time Job - I got bit by a tick on my scalp in May 2002, and was diagnosed in Nov. 2002 after going to an urgent care for an itchy rash that...
    lgaspard lgaspard 46-50, F May 9, 2013

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    Hardly Ever Sick - I hardly ever get sick. Maybe the flu once a year. I contacted Lymes in 1986. Even though I went to many doctors, I was not diagnosed for six years. Because I...
    jeweldee jeweldee 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    My Story/10 Month Update - March, 2012- Hi bloggers! Here is how my Lyme Disease all started, and my 10 month update! It all began with splitting migranes for two months straight...
    JaclynShutack JaclynShutack 16-17, F Mar 19, 2013

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    Hope My Son Doesn''T Have It Like I Did - when i was seven i got a tick bite on my stomach my aunt pulled the tick off and i went about my day..then weeks..I got these weird bumps...
    hatethisdisease hatethisdisease 22-25, F Jul 15, 2013

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    I found out a month and a half ago that I have lymes. I have been sick for three years, but didn't know I had lymes. My treatment isn't working and I am getting worse. I joined...
    smallmoments smallmoments 18-21 1 Response Feb 3

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    I Used To Be A Man. - I am still male but LYME has ******** me of almost everything that defined me as a man. I had my own company, i was active in outdoor activities, I had...
    jgfisheriii jgfisheriii 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    No Idea I Had It - I was diagnosed with lyme disease this past Friday. Ive been in horrible pain from my SI joint (pelvis and tailbone)...its been almost 4 months of no work, every...
    lilbabymay33 lilbabymay33 26-30, F Jul 31, 2013

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    Rife Machine A God Send For Me And Others - I was diagnosed with MS when I was 36 ( i know this is about lyme, bare with me) I tried different meds, beta seron, copaxone, avanox...
    flshbk56 flshbk56 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    Relief to Know What's Wrong - I am by no means happy to know I have lyme desease. But am glad to know what is wrong with me. I have been progressively getting sicker for the last...
    lovethewind lovethewind 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2008

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    Lyme Disease - I found a tick on my leg about a week and a half ago. About a week after finding it i became ill with symptoms of a fever, neck ache, swollen joints, muscle...
    KOPES KOPES 36-40, F Apr 26, 2012

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    My Lyme Memoir - My Lyme memoir, "American Bread: Chronic Lyme Disease and the Tao of the Open Road" has recently been published. I wanted to share my experience with the disease...
    lymejourney lymejourney 31-35 Jan 30, 2013

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    Don't Let The Lyme Bugs Bite - Important: (This story is not mine, it's from my friend Marc Merullo who has a Lyme. Please read and help spread awareness of the Lyme Disease...
    AlwaysPreoccupied AlwaysPreoccupied 26-30, F Mar 21, 2012

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    I was diagnosed with Latent Lymes Disease in September 2013. I experienced numbness in my right arm for a few months which led into sever muscle spasms and convulsions. Going into...
    katiec1993 katiec1993 18-21, F Jan 23

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    Lyme Disease As An Athlete - I was just diagnosed with Lyme disease. I am currently 18 years old trying hard to finish up my last year of high school so I can move on to college...
    Lymeguy Lymeguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    I Was Running From The Reeper!!! - My story begins with when i was 19yrs old i was in a bad accident that lead to 5 back surgeries with the last one in 1993 they had to put metal...
    lpn1110 lpn1110 46-50, F May 15, 2012

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    Friends Without Lyme Don't Seem To Understand... - I got bit in July and found out I had Lyme Disease not too long after (bullseye rash did appear) but because the antibodies didn...
    greeneyes32 greeneyes32 22-25 12 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    Hi, my name is Karla, I have been suffering with lymes chronic for the last 2 years. I need some advice on vitamins or foods that can help ease the pain and affects of lymes!!! I'm...
    karlaprince karlaprince 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 2007. My thyroid tests, T3 and T4 were only mildly high but my TSH was less than 0.01. My symptoms were rapid heart rate and dry and...
    purpleizzybee purpleizzybee 61-65 6 days ago

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    Don't know if it just happens to me .. But because I look ok everyone thinks nothing is wrong with me.. Autoimmune diseases you can't see them ... And having to explain to people...
    Louisek81 Louisek81 31-35, F Apr 1

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    I was diagnosed with Graves' disease almost three years ago, and am still not back to normal. I was misdiagnosed for years going in and out of hospitals when I was 17. Since taking...
    brittnikae brittnikae 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I found Vitacost.com a long time ago and really like it,it has a lot of gluten free foods and other products.Here is my referral link for $10 off an order of $30 or more.If you are...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    My son has stage four liver diease since 2002 bleeding varices and gastric varices, He is in pain most the time , hospice is treating pain.but don't know what to expect
    sheila54 sheila54 56-60, F Mar 19