The controversy over the course and length of a “real” Lyme infection is still remaining. 

Some literature says chronic Lyme disease doesn’t exist at all and those persistent symptoms are “all in your head” OR are related to an entirely different disease. 

And some chose to call those forever-lingering ailments “post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome”. 

Whatever the case may be, those persistent symptoms are REAL and they shouldn’t be dismissed. I’m tired of accepting sick as my “healthy.”

12 years after falling ill, 8 years after a diagnosis + 5 years after entering a “remission” (AKA a plateau in progress that I thought was my new “healthy”) – here I am with a “healthy” that is anything but that… 

  • Migraines
  • Tension headaches
  • Myalgias
  • Muscle tension
  • Inflammatory neuropathy
  • Fatigue 
  • Arthritis 
  • Vertigo
  • Brain fog
  • TMJ disorder
  • Acid reflux
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gluten intolerance 

These everyday ailments are what I consider GOOD compared to the years I’ve had, but until I read that list aloud it hadn’t really clicked in my head (blame it on the brain fog???) that a 27-year-old with healthy living habits SHOULDN’T FEEL LIKE THIS, ever, and especially not on the daily.

I can’t believe I got comfortable feeling unwell, it sounds ridiculous yet it’s easier than you would imagine. But i’m not okay with that anymore 🙅🏻‍♀️ I may have to dive into my darkest memories that this disease casted on my life in order to heal from the root, but I’m looking out onto a brighter future — one that’s calmer, happier + healthy — I’m healing.

Do you have chronic or persistent Lyme disease? Are you “better” but not well? What stagnant symptoms have you been stuck with? Share below ↓↓


    1. Thanks for reading Catherine! I share this with the intention of spreading awareness and helping others – Tick borne diseases are frequently misdiagnosed and under treated. I hope you can continue to share and help spread this message!

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