Bursting the “Woods of New England”...

by Jennifer Crystal JENNIFER CRYSTAL ADDRESSES THE COMMON MYTH THAT LYME DISEASE ONLY EXISTS IN NEW ENGLAND.   Last summer, a friend who lives in Oklahoma found a classic bullseye rash on her seven-year-old daughter. …MORE

Chronic Lyme Disease Series: Chelsea’s Story

Reprinted with the permission of itslyme.com #MyLymeLife My Lyme disease story starts two years ago. At 27 I was fully devoted to my career and would blow off steam from a long day’s work at …MORE

Podcast: In The Lymelight

Welcome to In The Lymelight: a show about…well…Lyme Disease. In the Lymelight aims to bring humor and knowledge to an otherwise somber topic with biweekly expert interviews that include, yes, the “heavy” stuff, but also …MORE

The Dangers of Playing Doctor

by Jennifer Crystal Being a Lyme-literate patient doesn’t mean you’re a Lyme-literate doctor. It’s important to know the difference.   Remember the old TV ad where the actor says, “I’m not a doctor, but I …MORE

Post Traumatic Growth: Reframing the Trauma of ...

by Jennifer Crystal Jennifer Crystal discusses how you can grow from chronic illness trauma and how it can change your life for the better.   After reading one of the most intense chapters of my upcoming memoir—about …MORE

Should I Tell My Employer I Have Lyme Disease?

by Jennifer Crystal The chronic illness conundrum. When personal issues enter the workplace.   One of the many factors that led to my 2007 relapse was a huge research project I was doing for the …MORE

Chronic Lyme Disease Series: Kelly’s Story

By Kelly Gibson Reprinted with the permission of itslyme.com #MyLymeLife With modeling, I was on my feet 8-12 hours a day on jobs or running from casting to casting, and was under severe pressure from …MORE