Episode 5 - My Journey With Lyme Disease

podcast Aug 29, 2019

Lyme Disease is something that is very close to my heart and one thing that I’m very passionate about sharing. And it’s because I have it. To this day, I still struggle with sharing my story. But I have found that I have helped a lot of people when I shared the mental and physical hardships I went through and am going through, especially during the time that I was trying to get a diagnosis.

This is going to be a 2-part episode. Today, I will share my story of Lyme disease, how I received the diagnosis, and what I have been through to get where I am now. Next week, I will be talking about how to parent a child while suffering from a chronic illness.

If you or someone you know has this disease, I want you to know that you are not alone. My journey has not been easy and I want to share it with you today in the hopes that it will help you or someone you love.

  • [03:32] I share my journey with a chronic illness called Lyme Disease and the story of how I got it, my struggle in finding out the diagnosis of my disease, being misdiagnosed, and the symptoms I was feeling.
  • [20:47] My body adapted to feeling sick and it became “my new normal.” I share how I survived the feelings of mental and physical exhaustion while parenting two young children and still trying to run my private practice.
  • [31:25] For two years, no one knew what was going on with me - including multiple physicians who misdiagnosed me. So who finally diagnosed me? A psychic! Yep, you heard that right. One day, I went to a psychic and she told me, “you have Lyme disease.” A few days later, I went to meet with my new physician and she confirmed this diagnosis. I not only received the formal diagnosis of Lyme disease but also found out that I had and a secondary diagnosis of Epstein-Barre.
  • [38:10] Three years after contracting Lyme disease, I started having neuro-cognitive symptoms of Lyme disease. I finally was able to meet my first Lyme specialist and then a second. Following a new protocol I was finally able to start healing.
  • [43:15] I found out from specialists that I also had two other coinfections of Babesia and Mycoplasma Pneumonia. I followed Stephen Brunner’s protocol for one year and I was able to cure my Babesia.
  • [44:38] I still have Lyme disease, Epstein-Barre, and Mycoplasma Pneumonia. Currently I am no longer taking antibiotics, but that can change at any time given the nature of the disease.
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