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11 thoughts on “The Unfortunate Connection Between Lyme Disease and Mental Illness

  • July 28, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    As someone who has been coping with Lyme disease, chronic illness, and all that comes with for well over 41 years (mainly bedridden the the past 19yrs), thank you for this article; your compassion and true understanding of (Lyme) this life-altering, debilitating disease.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:58 pm
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    The connection involves gaslighting mentally ill people into thinking their brain disease is fake & convincing them to dangerously treat for a fake chronic Lyme diagnosis. Real mental illness goes untreated, they die by suic*de, & Lyme advocates mourn another lost to “Lyme.”

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    • August 1, 2019 at 6:13 pm
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      Wow. That is a deeply ignorant comment. Lyme IS a brain disease. I have confirmed neurological Lyme, and it has caused many problems, among which are increased depression and anxiety, and even dark thoughts that I never had before.
      Please realize that what you are doing now is actually gaslighting Lyme patients into thinking they’re imagining their symptoms, which is exactly what you’re condemning in regard to “brain disease.” I am sure that you mean well- but PLEASE read more about neuropsychiatric Lyme (there are several academic papers on JSTOR that are written by PhDs) before you say things like this with such authority.

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  • August 1, 2019 at 10:32 am
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    Thank you for writing such a compassionate understanding on the emotional problems associated with Lyme disease. Im currently going through all the as I’ve symptoms plus intense bone pain. It’s so hard to find people that understand the great deal of pain associated with Lyme especially people that are not actually going through it. Thank you

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  • August 5, 2019 at 8:56 am
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    Thank you – the article is 100% correct and after dealing with OCD for 15 years I was diagnosed with Lyme by the nations leader (Leigner) and an Igenex test along with Bartonella and babesia.

    The issue really now is what’s next. There are no providers, especially that want to go against the CDC to treat this for what it is.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 9:58 pm
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    What are recommendations for testing for Lyme Disease to rule this in ot out?

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