Chronic or Not. Lyme Disease Awareness Photos

May 8, 2012   //   by nadine   //   LYME DISEASE AWARENESS PHOTO PROJECT  //  2 Comments

Day 7 : Lyme Disease Awareness Photos

MYTH : Lyme Disease is cured with 2 weeks of antibiotics. | This statement is FALSE!


Once a person is infected with Lyme Disease, they will have it for the rest of their life, similar to chickenpox. The big difference between Lyme Disease and Chickenpox is that if bitten by a infected tick again, one can get Lyme Disease all over.

The standard for treating Lyme Disease was 2 weeks of antibiotics.  The problem with that, the only time that the bacteria that causes Lyme disease is week enough to be killed by the antibiotics, is when the bacteria cells split. The cells split every 21 days (3weeks). If the antibiotics were taken during the time the cells split, then it may be able to fight the disease. However, most LLMD or Lyme Literate Doctors (MD that are specialized in Lyme Disease) prescribe 3 – 6 weeks of antibiotics as their standard treatment.

Not only is the timing of the bacteria cells splitting, but a person my also have other tick borne diseases (aka co-infections). The co-infections compromise the immune system where more that 2 weeks of antibiotics won’t be enough. Some of the different co-infections that someone might have including Babesiosis: (simular to Malaria), Ehrlichiosis (HGE, HME) and Anaplasmosis (HGA), Bartonella, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado Tick Fever, Relapsing Fever, Tularemia, Powassan encephalitis, Tick Paralysis and/or Mycoplasma.

Some doctors believe that after treatment, patients might go through post-lyme disease, where a person will still feel the pain and/or symptoms. However, if the disease is not properly treated and the Lyme disease does not go into remission, it could turn into a more serious condition. Those that are living with Lyme Disease for years before they are properly treated or are finally diagnosed with Lyme, face a condition called Chronic Lyme Disease. Chronic Lyme is where the disease never really go into remission and the symptoms never go away throughout the person’s lifetime.


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  • i enjoyed your story, very well wrtein. i ve had m.s. for almost 10 years and i’ve argued with my doctor from the start. There are several people in my home town with m.s., and just recently my friend was told that she does infact have lyme desease not m.s. So this got me thinking, about 12 years ago i had has this huge bull eye rash am my leg, but i didnt give it a second thought, as i worked in a stone quarry, and thought it was a rash from the stone dust. Then about 11 years ago i was having problem with my balance, loss of vision, knumbness in hands, legs, feet etc, so maybe it is m.s. but also after doing abit of research i read something about the nail bed, and the nail dying and falling off, in which i have also had. So im going to ask my doctor to check into lyme desease for me. i really do wish you well and that everything works out for you in the future.

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