What to Expect When Starting Lyme Treatment

"Congratulations! You’ve just been diagnosed with Lyme disease. You have an answer,  and it’s official, you are not crazy. There is something legitimately wrong. If you were able to get a Lyme diagnosis right away, you’re very lucky. More than likely, you’ve had to visit multiple doctors, over several years with increasing symptoms. But at least now you have a name to put to all the crazy symptoms you’ve been experiencing."

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Why I May Seem Quiet After Becoming Chronically Ill

"When I'm having a painful day, I'm usually very quiet. A lot of people without chronic illness don't realize how much energy it takes to hold a conversation. Not only do I have to work all the muscles in my face and jaw to talk but I also have to think. My mind needs to be able to keep up with what you're saying. A lot of times that's just not going to happen. If I'm in so much pain it should be said that none of me feels well and my Lyme brain is in full force. It can't function normally and that's why I'm quiet."

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