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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Will You Ever Get Better?

I am sure that many tertiary stage Lyme patients ask this question.  I know that I ask myself these questions almost every day: Will I ever get better?  Will I ever feel the same way that I did before Lyme disease?  Is this the new normal?  Once I stop treatment, will it come back?  Have my muscles, joints, nerves, and tendons become permanently damaged?

There seems to be no consensus among health care professionals as to whether this disease ever goes away completely.  Some doctors think that a cure is possible.  Others think that the bacteria can only be kept in check with lower numbers of bacteria being held at bay by a healthier immune system.

I have posted an article that addresses the debate as to whether or not someone could be cured of Lyme:


  1. Do your family members or friends ever pressure you to participate in activities when you feel sick? How do you respond?