Cathey A. from Connecticut
Updated: May 3, 2020
How long do you believe you have had Lyme?
I believe I've had it for about six years.
How long did it take you to get a diagnosis?
Did you see multiple doctors before you were diagnosed with Lyme? If so, what types?
Yes, regular general practitioners - even ones that were said to have Lyme knowledge - as well as a gastroenterologist.
Anything else you would like to share about trying to find a diagnosis?
I was consistently told there was nothing wrong with me. I was a mother of two children and just busy.
How long have you been treating Lyme for?
I was treated by a Lyme specialist for three years and then sought out homeopathic remedies – I now maintain a strict diet and take many supplements to keep my immune system strong. I see someone (homeopathic) once a month to keep my immune system strong.
Do you have any coinfections? If so, which ones?
Funny, I cant remember.
What types of treatments have you tried?
Rife therapy...not a fan…I also tried three years of an antibiotic protocol.
List up to 5 of your biggest (past or current) symptoms:
Compromised immune system, food sensitivities, weakened bones and muscles, brain fog.
What is the biggest way that Lyme has affected your life?
I look at Lyme Disease as a gift in my life. It has taught me to value my health and to help others in need...to have a better life.
What is one thing you wish people knew about Lyme?
I wish people knew how serious Lyme Disease is and how it affects everyone differently. I wish health insurance companies covered treatment…
Any advice for someone newly diagnosed with Lyme?
Get off all sugar and rest as much as possible. Find a good doctor…that part’s not easy.
Fun fact time! What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Help others. I am always reminded how fortunate I am to have been able to recover from this debilitating disease…how I was able to afford the care needed. Many are in the dark, completely unaware…or have no access to health care. Truly I am most fortunate and blessed.