• Lyme Disease Stories

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?

1 year.

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 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.

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