The number of Lyme disease cases reported each year has steadily increased since 1991. In 2006, nearly 20,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lyme disease starts with a rash and if not treated, can hurt the nervous system. This guide helps you learn its causes and symptoms. Read how Lyme disease is treated, get the latest research and learn where to find support.
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On the Web, some people are chronicling their struggle with Lyme disease on blogs. Use this section to find face-to-face support groups and read about other people’s experiences with Lyme.
- Support sites, forums, message boards and chat rooms can all be used as support outlets. Moderated Web sites are usually run by volunteers who are familiar with the particular issue and can ensure that the conversations stay on track. Un-moderated boards can be useful, but beware that there may be people with an agenda different from yours. Always use caution when chatting on the Web.
The Lyme Disease Network
has a list of support groups, organized by state. Every state but Washington and Rhode Island had groups at the time of this writing.
For other people’s experiences …
Linda’s Lyme Disease Journal
is a blog written by Linda Marcille, a woman with advanced neurological Lyme disease. Read about her struggle with the disease as she tries to raise awareness about the disease and the need for more research.
, the author, has advanced Lyme disease. She wrote about her experience in suffering the symptoms and trying to find treatment.
Visit the sites below for news on Lyme disease and Lyme disease research studies. read more »
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