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Dear Lyme Warrior…Help!

by Jennifer Crystal Every few months, Jennifer Crystal devotes a column to answering your questions. Here she answers some questions she recently received. Do you have a question for Jennifer? If so, email her at …More

Lyme: The Differential Diagnosis

By Jennifer Crystal With overlapping symptoms, how do you know that you have Lyme and not another disease? It’s important to consider all health factors A patient recently asked me, “How do you know you …More

Highlights from ILADS 2019

By Jennifer Crystal A RECAP OF THE 20TH ANNUAL ILADS CONFERENCE From November 1 to 3, I had the opportunity to attend the 20thannual International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) conference in Boston. Tick-borne …More

On Disclosure: When and How Much to Tell

By Jennifer Crystal Patients often ask me when, and how much information they should disclose about their illness(es) to employers, new or casual acquaintances, or dates. While there’s no set answer to these questions, my …More

In The Lymelight: Dating and Relationships with...

IN THE LYMELIGHT: A SHOW ABOUT … WELL … LYME DISEASE 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 …More

Unraveling Spirochetes

by Jennifer Crystal Lyme disease is a complex illness, not just because it manifests in the body in different ways, but because it is also very difficult to diagnose. The Lyme disease bacterium itself, Borrelia …More