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In The Lyme Fight

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My name is Melissa. I am fighting a debilitating, controversial and extremely misunderstood disease: Advanced Lyme Disease. I am fighting for my life, for my family (who I may have infected) and for justice and treatment for my fellow lyme Fighters. We will be victorious!
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Congenital Lyme Update: Happy News, Sad News and a Commitment by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease A long overdue update on our children... Happy News I am so overjoyed! It has been a long difficult year, but all of our hard work has paid off for our oldest, age 5 . H ... Read on »
Happy Anniversary? by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease It has officially been one year since my Lyme diagnosis. It seems very surreal that a whole year has passed since hearing my doctor utter the words: "Oh, and you have Ly ... Read on »
One Amazing Test by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease A few months ago, my friend Kathy over at Alter Everything  told me about something called A.R.T.: Autonomic Response Testing . It was developed by Dr. Dietrich Klinghar ... Read on »
And Brian Makes Four... by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease We always knew it was a possibility, but it doesn't make it any easier to take. Last week, we found out that my husband, Brian, also has Lyme Disease, as well as a co- ... Read on »
The Cord Blood Call by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Yesterday I contacted the hospital where I gave birth to our daughter. While there, in June of 2010, I donated my cord blood. Recently, I was thinking about all of the blood ... Read on »
Planning for the Future by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease A few weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled 'If I Should Die Before I Wake.'  It may seem morbid to some, but to me, it was a way to express some things that are importan ... Read on »
Lyme Resources by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease  If you are interested in learning more about Lyme Disease, please check out the links below. I will update this page frequently to include the most recent informati ... Read on »
But, you don't LOOK sick! by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Source Ask anyone with Lyme Disease and they will tell you...it is hard for people to understand what we are going through, because...well, we don't look sick. At least ... Read on »
Congenital Lyme Treatment Protocol by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Our oldest started Lyme treatment last month for Congenital Lyme Disease. He obtained Lyme and co-infections from me in utero. My doctor, Dr. K, agreed to treat him, as ther ... Read on »
If I Should Die Before I Wake... by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease If I should die before I wake, I have a few requests. As my good friend Kellie likes to tell me...I'm a bit of an overachiever. So, since I will not be here to follo ... Read on »
For My Dear Friend, Kathy by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease If you've never met my friend Kathy, you're missing out.She is an amazing woman, blogger , folk-music-lover, entrepreneur ,  Soul Collager , artist , wife , sister and fri ... Read on »
Round 8: The Lyme Diet by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease When it comes to my food, I don't handle change well. And with Lyme, for most people, drastic changes are necessary. For example, I was recently diagnosed w ... Read on »
Congenital Lyme Treatment Begins by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Recently, my LLMD (Lyme-literate M.D.) agreed to treat our 4-year old son. We had hoped to find a local pediatrician who was Lyme-literate, but they seem to be virtually non-e ... Read on »
Round 2: Testing for Congenital Lyme Disease by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Congenital Lyme Disease - Three words I wish had never heard. I would be much less distraught if this fight was between me and Lyme alone. But, there is a chance that w ... Read on »
My Lyme Fight - Round 1: Diagnosis by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease My Lyme Fight - Round 1: Diagnosis On May 5, 2011, I was diagnosed with Advanced Lyme Disease (otherwise known as Chronic Lyme.) My story is not different than oth ... Read on »
Congenital Lyme Treatment Begins by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Recently, my LLMD (Lyme-literate M.D.) agreed to treat our 4-year old son . We had hoped to find a local pediatrician who was Lyme-literate, but they seem to be virtuall ... Read on »
It's Tindy Time! (Plus an A-Bab Update) by In The Lyme Fight Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Today I started Tindamax , used by Lyme-Literate docs as a cyst buster. When Lyme Bacteria dies (thanks to Doxycycline, another antibiotic or herbal remedy), it spins ... Read on »
Bring on the A-Bab by In The Lyme Fight Facebook 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Last night, August 21st, I began A-Bab , a Byron White Herbal Formula to treat Babesia , a co-infection common in Lyme patients. As I mentioned in my last post , every ... Read on »