About the Author:
Jennifer Mankoff: I started this blog to share what I was learning about Lyme Disease as I experienced it. I’ve also written up a short history of these experiences. I created this at the urging of a friend because so little information is available about lyme, and what little there is tends to fall into one of two “camps” that are diametrically opposed to each other. I have spoken to numerous doctors in both camps and done a lot of reading myself, and while I am no expert, my opinions fall somewhere in the center of those two camps. I will do my best to present a balanced view point and provide pointers to resources from both sides so that anyone reading this can draw their own conclusions just as I have.
Caveat: I am not a doctor, and nothing written on this site is meant to represent medical advice. I am simply describing my experiences, my opinions and so on. Use at your own risk.
I used to live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I helped to found and run the Pittsburgh Lyme Support group. If you are from that region, the group is still very active. You can reach the pghlyme group with questions anytime at email@example.com, on facebook at pghlyme or by posting a comment on the blog. If you want discussion, you may want to consider joining one of the many state-by-state mailing lists (depending on your location ([StateLyme]@yahoogroups.com, e.g., PennsylvaniaLyme@yahoogroups.com)). If you’re from the Pittsburgh area, you can join a Yahoo Groups mailing list called PittsburghLyme@yahoogroups.com.