If you have Lyme disease then you’ve probably asked the question at some point whether or not mold in your home is contributing to your health problems. It’s an extremely difficult question to answer. Early on in my illness, and before being diagnosed with Lyme, I blamed all of my problems on mold, mostly because … Continue reading My experience with Mold in the home
If you've visited me recently at gotlyme.wordpress.com you may have noticed that we have a bit of a new look (and that we can now also be found at pghlyme.org). This blog was slowing down, and I made the decision to help revitalize it by joining its effort with that of the Pittsburgh Lyme Support Group, … Continue reading New Goals for the Blog
In the last week, I have met or heard about three different cases of younger individuals who either died or were very ill with a combination of diseases that cause neurological and physical symptoms. I invariably have the same reaction in these cases - I think of Lyme disease and wonder whether they were properly … Continue reading Slipping between the cracks
It's been about 2 years now since I had a major relapse (meaning weeks and weeks of more severe symptoms). This is huge -- it means that I am willing to take risks like signing up for a work trip, taking on something larger at work, and being more responsible for things at home without a … Continue reading Life without major relapses
Strain-based immunity? This news article highlights results from a study exploring whether people exposed to a particular strain of Lyme disease are immune to that strain for any length of time. The news article gives a nice layman's summary of the research article. The main result is that it seems statistically more likely that the … Continue reading Strain-based immunity?
Lyme Support Group September 29 October 6 November3 December 1 6 - 9 pm Christ Lutheran Church 910 North Avenue Millvale, PA 15209 firstname.lastname@example.org A new Lyme Support group is getting started in the area (about time, I think the old Etna one I have posted about before is now defunct). Hope this is of … Continue reading Lyme Support Gr…
Evidence for Erlichiosis transfer by Blood Transfusions"A 9-year-old Georgia boy who developed a rare tick-borne disease got the infection from a blood transfusion, according to a report of his case.The case is the first time this infection, called ehrlichiosis, was spread by a transfusion, said Dr. Joanna Regan of the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading Evidence for Erlichiosis transfer by Blood Transfusions