Tanya

 In Faces of Lyme

I was 33 and living in Vacaville, CA when I was bitten by a tick in my front yard.  At the time I had no knowledge of ticks and/or Lyme Disease.  In 2008 my 1st symptoms showed up. Every month or so I had a new symptom arise.  I got to the point where my overall body pain felt like I had bone cancer.  From 2008-2012 I had gone to every doctor and every specialist I could find.  I had numerous x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, a bone density test, etc. to try and figure out what was wrong me, all to no avail.  My doctor tested me for Lyme 3 different times throughout the years and each time it came back negative.  I did, however, get multiple diagnoses that mimic Lyme and I was told by many doctors that it was “all in my head”.

Then the neurological signs starting showing up.  I didn’t even know my name, I would get lost driving places, I no longer knew how to fill out a check to pay a bill and so many more debilitating symptoms.  At this point I had to leave my job of 17 years, close my legal business, give my home to the bank, and move back to my hometown of Chico to be close to my family so that they could help take care of me.  I declined at a rapid pace.  In 2013-14 I was mostly bedridden and had to have a caregiver. During this time, I read every book related to my symptoms. My personal intuition was that I had Lyme Disease. Finally, I discovered Igenix Labs in Palo Alto, CA and I tested positive for Lyme Disease and Bartonella.

By now all my money was gone and I had not had an income for 3 years while I was waiting to get approved for SSDI. I decided to go the homeopathic route for treatment.  Although it was a very brutal treatment program that went on for about 2.5 years, I can now say I have not had significant Lyme symptoms for 3 years. Yes I will always have some residual issues, due to the length of time I went undiagnosed, such as brain fog, ongoing fevers, fatigue and my all over body pain does creep up every once in a while.  After 12 long years, I can honestly say I feel amazing!

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