What’s Luck Got to Do with Lyme Disease?

by Jennifer Crystal For many Lyme disease patients, luck starts with getting an accurate diagnosis.   Whenever someone hears my story and says, “Wow, you’ve really been through the wringer,” I respond, “Yes, it was …More

The Mighty White-Footed Mouse

by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., GLA Director of Research and Science What makes the white-footed mouse more mighty than a lab mouse when it comes to tolerating Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease?   …More

Lyme Lies

by Susan Pogorzelski #MyLymeLife How does your illness speak to you?   There it is again—that voice in the back of my mind, growing louder, crushing my confidence and making me feel worse.“You’re sick,” it …More

Podcast: Tick-Borne Co-Infections, Bartonella a...

Bartonella is a tick-borne co-infection. As with Lyme disease, its symptoms can be debilitating.   While the most common tick-borne infection is Lyme disease, infected ticks may carry more than one kind of microbe or …More

Fear of Relapse

by Jennifer Crystal Is Lyme disease ever really gone from your body? Relapsing is a constant reminder and reality that the bacteria are still lurking.   I am writing a memoir about my journey with …More

Dear Lyme Warrior…Help!

by Jennifer Crystal Every couple of months, Lyme Warrior Jennifer Crystal will devote a column to answering your questions. Here are her answers to some frequently asked questions she has recently received.   Do you …More

Why You Should Never Make Fun of a Restricted Diet

by Kerry Heckman #MyLymeLife For some patients with chronic illness, including Lyme disease, a restricted diet can improve their lives. So why the ridicule?   The jokes are everywhere. There is a popular meme that …More