Utah Lyme Disease Alliance
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Encompassing the 300+ strains of Borreliosis throughout the world including Borrelia Hermsii (Utah Strain!) and other Tick-Borne & Insect Co-infections such as; Q-Fever (a well known disease in Utah!), Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsia), Tularemia, Colorado Tick Fever, Mycoplasma and more.
Stories: Lyme Sufferers Living in Utah
Mark's Lyme Story
When Mark turned 11 years old he went to Cub Scout Camp at Camp Tracy, Millcreek Canyon, Utah. It was just an hour away from home, but he was glad that he was old enough to be on an overnighter now. [3rd week of July 2009]
Mark had a great and safe time…so we thought. When Mark got home from camp, the next morning, he showed me this huge bite wound on his upper left thigh. It was the biggest rash I had ever seen, kind of like a big ugly spider bite. I told him to go show it to Dad, who was at our neighbor’s home, who happens to be an MD. The neighbor told Mark and his Dad if the rash gets bigger or starts to bleed to go and have it seen. Well, two days later, no more rash and all was well…so we thought again.
About 3 weeks later, Mark started complaining of being sore. He had a difficult time walking up & down the stairs. He complained of his heart racing. He had stiff joints. Mark has a brown belt in Karate and we thought he just had overdone it. We encouraged baths to help ease the muscle and joint pain. [Actually, lying in the warm water made it harder for him to breathe. The weight of the water was too heavy on his chest.] [2nd week of August 2009] There were too many symptoms appearing even though we cut back on his karate...CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF MARK'S STORY
Steve Baugh ~ My Approach to Overcoming Lyme Disease
I’ve had Lyme disease for 19 years and was finally diagnosed about four years ago. I won’t go into all of the doctors I visited and frustrations that occurred in getting a diagnosis for 15 years, because that is more likely what most people experience in trying to figure out what is wrong with them. I would rather discuss some of the things I’ve learned when treating this terrible disease.
One of the first things I’ve learned is that everyone seems to be affected by Lyme in a different way. Some people get attacked in the joints while other people like myself are attacked in the brain. Not everyone has the same symptoms even though many of us do have similar symptoms. Another thing I have learned is... CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF STEVE'S STORY
My name is Jeni and I believe my Lyme story starts at birth.
I was born (1960 Ohio) with an irregular heartbeat. When I was young I was told not to do anything that would cause my heart stress, I was even told that I would die if I ever tried to give birth. Years later and after years of testing, I have been told that yes it is irregular but normal for me (around 1983). The more stress I put on it the more in rhythm it becomes.
When I was three (1963 Ohio) I had rheumatic fever. Years later (2000), after taking antibiotics at every dentist appointment and stressing about strep infection, I find out that diagnoses was wrong. The symptoms and treatment (being placed in a tub of ice) did not match up with real rheumatic fever.