Some types of ticks, such as the deer and black-legged variety, carry a spirochete that can be ... read more »
Catching Lyme disease early is important for successfully treating it. Depending on the source, Lyme is either an extremely easy-to-treat or enormously complex disease. This section of the guide helps you learn the symptoms of Lyme disease and how it is treated, and shows you where to find clinical trials.
- A common abbreviation online is LLMD, which means “Lyme Literate Medical Doctor.” Lyme literate means the doctor has learned more about the disease. A recurring complaint online among those with Lyme is that most doctors don’t understand chronic Lyme or how to treat it.
- On the other hand, Quackwatch has a long article about misinformation surrounding chronic Lyme disease that details some of the expensive, dangerous and unproven remedies people have tried, often provided by LLMDs.
On the Web, some people are chronicling their struggle with Lyme disease on blogs. Use this section ... read more »