This is a 6 minute video from the 2014 Gala which raises money for Lyme Disease research. Patients talk in the video about the symptoms and difficulty getting a proper diagnosis. I have tears in my eyes.
Severe gastro illness after starting second Malaria RX added
Fatigue, exhausted and frustrated
Doubled neuropathy Rx in effort to reduce pain
Full body edema, very painful
My esophagus ulcer doesn’t like two Malaria RX’s
Very painful to walk with edema
Burning sensation in arms and legs, at times like fire ants attacking
Chest pains more severe, probably from edema
Left shoulder pops when moved, feels like dislocated
Have several pressure points which light up when touched
Watching videos Lyme videos on YouTube.com to learn what to expect next.
Justin and Christa Vanderham were a young couple planning a wedding when life went horribly wrong. They share first hand knowledge on the website. I have no idea how both kept their faith and marriage together. The video is roughly an hours long and chronicles five years of Christa’s life. I cry watching her pain every time, it’s a video no one should miss. justinandchrista.ca
If you’ve battled Lyme disease (or any other chronic and/or neurological illness) for a small amount of time you’ve probably heard this phrase posed to you by doctors, family, friends, and strangers a number of times. And my guess is you’re pretty sick of it by now. Yeah, I know the feeling. It’s so funny that no matter who I talk to this always comes up. It’s also funny that when I talk to other “Lymies”, this topic is always mentioned somewhere in our conversation…and it is spoken of with great agitation.
It’s frustrating because as a chronically ill person who’s battled an “invisible illness” for a long period of time you don’t exactly know what to say when someone comments, “Oh but you look so good!” I know I should be glad that people think I look “so good” even after being sick for…
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Now that physical abuse is in the limelight and punishable by law, abusers have resorted to more insidious forms of control. The effects are just as destructive, more enduring, and more difficult to overcome.