He was one of the lucky ones who was diagnosed correctly soon after his health started to fail. Many Lyme Disease sufferers are often misdiagnosed and thought to have mental illness, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, to name a few.
The test for Lyme Disease is a simple blood examination, but for some reason many doctors do not do it. Many feel that it is an ailment that is rare and therefore testing is seen as unnecessary.
I live in Connecticut, the birth place of Lyme Disease. I have come across so many people who have contracted Lyme Disease so the myth that this disease is a rarity is false. Many of them were misdiagnosed initially so they had complications in their health like bell’s palsy , depression, and joint aches. Early diagnosis is key to preventing side effects and getting the virus out of one’s system.
The cure for Lyme Disease is a simple antibiotic. For some sufferers the medicine cures them within a week. For others, like Michael, it took almost 7 months and 3 rounds of antibiotics before he got his energy level back and felt like he was back to normal.
Today, he is still taking it easy by not over exerting himself physically, but he now has the strength to carry both kids up again. His appetite is almost back to normal, but he takes nutritional drinks to help his overall health.
During the worst point of his Lyme disease he could not even get himself out of bed and he was experiencing “phantom pains” that the doctors found inconclusive.
The thing with Lyme Disease is that it takes a long time to fully get out of your system. Initially you will have spurts of energy which will make you feel like your back, but the weakness will sometimes return.
As one blog reader in New York City told me, it takes a lot of patience.
If you are a Lyme Disease sufferer, do not worry, as quickly as the Lyme Disease entered your life , it will one day disappear. It takes time for the virus to fully get out of your system, but it will happen.
I hope you have a wonderful day!