To offer support to those who are affected by Lyme Disease, and to raise awareness to the general public about this devastating, misunderstood illness.
Who we are:
LymeBuddies was started in 2008 by two Maine Moms who have both struggled with advanced Lyme Disease. We seek to provide information and support for Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses. When diagnosed with Lyme Disease, we found that the support and information is very scarce for those in need. We can be called upon to provide a “buddy” that will understand, support, give hope, and help answer questions you or a loved may have when sick with Lyme Disease. We’ve found that having an actual person on the other end of the phone has been a tremendous help, and that’s what we’re here for. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lyme Disease can mimic many other medical problems
- The testing is not always accurate and it should be diagnosed based on symptoms by a doctor who understands and can recognize Lyme Disease.
- There are two different standards of care for treating Lyme Disease. One is that it is easily cured with 28 days of antibiotics, no matter how late it is diagnosed. The other is that the Lyme bacteria can be very hard to eradicate once it is entrenched in the body, and often requires long term antibiotic treatment to prevent relapse.
Not all patients with Lyme disease will have all symptoms, some can be specific to neurological, heart, psychiatric, or physical (muscle & joint pain, etc.) The symptoms can also present differently at various stages of the disease progression. Some patients do experience all the types of symptoms as this is a multi-systemic infection, infecting multiple parts of the body and causing extensive symptoms. To complicate matters, many of the symptoms are not specific to Lyme disease, and can occur in many other diseases as well. This is why it is known as “The great imitator” and can make it very hard to properly diagnose.
Please consider donating to Lymebuddies. Contributions go toward further advancing awareness about Lyme disease. Thank you!