Lyme and Friendships: A Fresh Perspective

Chronic illness can be lonely and isolating. It is not uncommon to lose friends due to chronic illness, but you also forge new relationships with other people dealing with similar issues as yours. … More Lyme and Friendships: A Fresh Perspective

Life After Lyme When A Co-Infection Gives You PANS/PANDAS : Being An Adult With PANS, No Longer Pretending You Are Perfect Out Of Fear of People Thinking You Are Crazy , & Becoming Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

 HEADS UP: This is completely unedited and taken from my personal journal and was **WRITTEN AWHILE BACK**. Nonetheless, the fundamental message still rings true. Although I am not as deep in the dark waters of “PANS”, I am still wading my way through —often aimlessly— the murky waters of PANS, relentlessly searching for the shore … More Life After Lyme When A Co-Infection Gives You PANS/PANDAS : Being An Adult With PANS, No Longer Pretending You Are Perfect Out Of Fear of People Thinking You Are Crazy , & Becoming Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Herbs and Supplements for Memory and Cognitive Support During Lyme Treatment 

Memory and cognitive dysfunction from chronic Lyme disease and Lyme disease co-infections can be severe. Once the infections have invaded the brain and central nervous system they are capable of causing numerous cognitive deficits, including short and long term memory loss, difficulty retaining new information, compromised ability to read and write, an inability to make … More Herbs and Supplements for Memory and Cognitive Support During Lyme Treatment 

Herbs for Seizure Support During Lyme Treatment 

Originally Published on Prohealth.com Over the years, I have dealt with both epileptic seizures and “Lyme-induced” seizures –I put the latter in parentheses because I consider Lyme-induced seizures to be a broad term for the non-epileptic seizures experienced by individuals with Lyme disease, as there are many other factors in the Lyme disease complex that … More Herbs for Seizure Support During Lyme Treatment 

How To Deal With Feeling Lazy and Unproductive When You Are Sick

Chronic Illness, Feeling Lazy, and The Drive to be Productive Often, when healing from a long term illness, we are quick to beat ourselves up and feel that we are lazy. However, that is not true! Too often, we make the mistake of focusing so much on curing ourselves that our efforts become counterproductive and … More How To Deal With Feeling Lazy and Unproductive When You Are Sick

Emotional Numbness: The Difference Between “Depression” and “Lyme Depression”

There is severe depression, and then there is Lyme depression -which, for many with Lyme, is not actually depression at all. It is emotional numbness but they do not know how to describe it, much less care to whilst in a numb state. So when they see they their Lyme specialist or any other doctor … More Emotional Numbness: The Difference Between “Depression” and “Lyme Depression”

Chronic Illness & Depression: It’s OK to be Happy When Chronically Ill (Although Society Often Says Otherwise)

It’s an unspoken truth, one known on a deep level by both those who are chronically ill and on both a deep and oftentimes surface and very obvious level by those who are not ill: People with chronic illnesses are not supposed to be happy. If they are, it means they want to be sick, … More Chronic Illness & Depression: It’s OK to be Happy When Chronically Ill (Although Society Often Says Otherwise)