Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions.

Check out my short vid below to learn which two diseases combined still do not come close in number of people infected each year to that of those infected with Lyme disease each year.


7 comments for “LYME DISEASE FACT 1

  1. JasonMChicago
    January 31, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Interesting link. I’ve triede a few things recently. I think of all the crazy symptoms I’ve had throughout the years and google them with often misdiagnosed cases of Lyme. For example “Fibromyalgia and difficulty swallowing.” “MS and difficulty swallowing.” “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and difficulty swallowing.” JUST FROM A GOOGLE SEARCH you can see how many mis-diagnoses there are! My guess is that most of these folks are really LYME folks but were misdiagnosed!!!!

    • Danielle
      February 1, 2012 at 11:36 am


      • JasonMChicago
        February 5, 2012 at 12:37 am

        It’s so weird. EVERY symptom I Google fits with “MS” “Fibro” “TMJ” and “CFS.”

        Geez they say… high sight is 20/20 but if I’m able to figure it out by just Googling its crazy that the medical community hasn’t!!! Life is SO CRAZY. I can’t even put it into words.

        • Danielle
          February 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

          Borrowing a great cliche: Life is stranger than fiction.

          • JasonMChicago
            February 5, 2012 at 10:55 pm

            I think everyone should have a Lyme Disease blood test (at least the Western Blot) with their annual checkup. Even if it is a false negative it will give people an idea of WHAT Lyme disease is and what symptoms may be possible. I had joint pain and was in my 30s and thought it was just a weird fluke and it was “all in my head.” Even if it was real arthritis, I thought what’s the use of going to the doctor they’ll just want to do a knee replacement or something! With all the anxiety and crazy emotions with Lyme it’s hard to think straight…

            This is definitely a tough disease but I only read positive stories and always keep them in mind. Besides I’m getting stronger and better day-by-day… but it is a little bit of a isolated/personal journey.

            I’m talking to my mom today during the Superbowl and she tell me she thinks my grandmother died of complications of Lyme. She had fibro-type pain all over for 20 years… and she became bedridden with spine pain in addition to the joint/muscle/etc. pain. I forgot to ask about neurological issues. She was in a developing country and they didn’t know much about Lyme there. She also had to live decades without knowing “why?” My mom was diagnosed with fibro for years and I told her today that I think she might really have Lyme (I know so) and she listened and is going to go see the doctor who diagnosed me. She had the identical symptoms – neck stiffness, anxiety, jaw pain, sleep problems, joint pain, and muscle pain. I told her the great thing is that as you regain your health things start to improve and symptoms start going away. That’s the amazing thing, regaining your health and treating the Lyme has the symptoms start to disappear. All the PT in the world didn’t get rid of the super-tight shoulders. Treating Lyme got rid them to relax for the first time in 1.5 years! Although I’m not in the best shape I’m still VERY GLAD to have found out about that this is Lyme because for years I was treating the symptoms and even that wasn’t helping. I was falling apart.

            I agree Danielle… “Life is stranger than fiction.” WAY, WAY STRANGER!!!

  2. Lori Dottavio
    February 5, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Hi Danielle,

    You might want to check out this latest article by Dr. Mercola. Has some good info in it, some may even be helpful to you re: treatment:

    Hope you maybe find some useful info in it,


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