The Great Imitatorvirtual Reading And Talk Back May 28
Join us for a reading of the latest draft of a play called “The Great Imitator,” formerly known as In the Lymelight Monologues. May 28, 6 pm Pacific Time, 9 pm Eastern. ABOUT THE PLAY: Raising awareness for Lyme disease with a blend of documentary theatre and imaginative departures from reality. Written by Patricia Cosulich, who spent eight years fighting for her own diagnosis, this play is inspired by lived experience and a series of interviews with patients, doctors, loved
Life With Lyme Disease
Kiersten Hathaway of Panora had a rash last fall.
She wondered whether it was Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted by deer tick bites. She looked at pictures online, but didn’t think her outbreak matched the red bull’s-eye associated with Lyme disease. She didn’t have a doctor check her hypothesis. She regrets that.
Hathaway, 38, now believes she suffers the long-term effects of untreated Lyme disease. The rash eventually faded, but bigger problems quickly emerged. Sleeplessness and anxiety gripped Hathaway in late February. By early March, her muscles burned and her joints ached.
Lyme disease reports are on the rise in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Health recorded 236 cases in 2013, the most since officials began tracking the disease in 1989. The ticks that carry the bacteria are becoming more common in central Iowa, said Ann Garvey, a doctor with the Iowa Department of Health.
“The majority of cases take place in more densely wooded states such as the Northeast, Minnesota and Wisconsin,” Garvey said. “But it’s definitely on the rise. Detection techniques have gotten better, and reporting is up.”
For some people who contract the disease, debilitating pain defies any answers that science has so far provided.
Hathaway is a runner a star athlete at Lincoln High School who ran cross country at the University of Iowa. She finished eighth in the Des Moines Marathon last year.
“I thought I was going crazy,” Hathaway said.
Untreated, disease can be debilitating
Us Premiere Of Lyme Film The Quiet Epidemic
“The Quiet Epidemic,” a new documentary film about Lyme disease, will make its US premiere at the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival in the Eastern Sierra Mountains of California on Friday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. The film sheds light on the struggles of those who live with chronic Lyme disease and the history of the disease itself. The film’s co-directors are both Lyme patients and felt compelled to tell this story due to their personal experiences. More information at the
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What St Louisans Need To Know About Lyme Disease
Donna Vreeland’s bulls eye rash and a weeklong stay in the emergency room prove that Missouri is no stranger to the tick borne illness.
On a May morning in 2014, Donna Vreeland was spreading mulch at her St. Louis community garden in South City. The next morning, she woke up with a bite on her chest and severe flu-like symptoms. Despite visits to the urgent care, a primary doctor and a dermatologist, her symptoms intensified. No one could make a diagnosis.
I had never felt so sick, she says.
Shortly after the bite, Donna ended up in the emergency room for nearly a week. They ran every test, even a lumbar puncture, and all came back negative, she said. They insisted no Lyme in Missouri. I had entered the medical Twilight Zone.
Lyme disease is a term often used to describe the various symptoms protracted by the tick borne bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. Despite her declining health, Donna was fortunate to develop a bulls eye rash thats hallmark to illnesses caused by B. burgdorferi. However, the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society reports that less than 50 percent of Lyme disease patients present with the bulls eye rash. Getting an accurate diagnosis can take up to two years on average.
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Preventing Tick-Borne Infection
Crists primary prevention recommendation to use Permethrin, an insecticide that can be used sprayed on clothing and will last up to six washings. He notes that DEET is not adequate to prevent tick bites.
Preventing Lyme And Tick
ILADS offers a special virtual presentation from Dr. Alexis Chesney on the prevention of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases on May 6 at 7 PM EDT. Dr. Alexis Chesney will discuss: Various tick species found in North America and how to identify them Strategies for preventing tick bites Six steps to take after you’ve been bitten by a tick All webinar registrants will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of Dr. Chesney’s book Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne
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Knocked For A Loop He’s Fighting Back
MONTICELLO In the summer of 2001, Chris Corrie took his oldest son on a week-long fishing trip to central Canada.
Each day, they hopped into their rental boat, followed some friends who had gone up with them to a new location on beautiful Lake of the Woods and fished for walleye.
One afternoon, they docked on a tiny island with a hunting cabin and got out to stretch their legs. Then they headed back to camp, where Corrie lay down to take a nap.
It was then that he felt a sting on his chest. When he looked down, he saw a tick no bigger than a pinhead.
“I wondered if it was one of those weird Lyme disease ticks,” the Monticello man recalled. “I picked it off and killed it and didn’t think anything more about it.”
That is, until he started getting sick.
A few months later, Corrie who runs Corrie Art Glass with his wife, Lynn, and at the time served as a Ward 4 alderman started experiencing a tingling sensation on the top of his legs. Then he came down with influenza-like symptoms.
His doctor told him the tingling was likely caused from wearing jeans that were too tight something Corrie didn’t wear or even own. And the fatigue, chills and body ache? Well, the doctor determined, he had the flu.
When the symptoms got worse, Corrie went back to the doctor and was tested for mononucleosis. When the test came back negative, the doctor attributed the illness to a flu bug that was going around. He would just have to ride it out.
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Connectinglearninghealing 4 Speakers May 22
Co-hosted by ColoradoTicks.org and Colorado Lyme & TBD Support group. We are honored to host three experts in the field of Lyme & other TBD diagnosis and treatment: Dr. Jill Carnahan, Dr. Kenneth Liegner, and Dr. Joseph Burrascano, as well as exceptional motivational speaker and advocate, Col. Nicole Malachowski. Join us for each of these informative presentations with ample opportunity for questions and answers! This virtual event is FREE to attend, however space is limited and registration is required. You
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Aboutdr Charles Crist Mdpc
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Crist specializes in environmental and allergy related medical treatment. There are many causes of allergies and toxins that can range from lyme disease to mold toxins. Dr. Crist provides environmental allergy testing, sublingual drops, prolotherapy, and more to keep you loving the outdoors while staying healthy. Call us today to find out more services provided!
Connecting~learning~healingonline Lyme Education Webinar
In partnership, Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association and Colorado Lyme & TBD Support group are promoting May, Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month with our 3rd Annual Connecting~Learning~Healing Virtual Event. It will be held on May 22, 2-4:15 pm, Mountain Time. We are honored to host two pioneers in the field of Lyme & other TBD diagnosis and treatment: Dr. Daniel Kinderlehrer & Dr. Joseph Burrascano. Join us for each of these informative presentations with ample opportunity for questions and
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Southern Tier Lyme Webinar: Fallon Delaney Douthat Shamoon
Southern Tier Lyme Support and Binghamton University are proud to present a web-based event that explores the latest information on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Emcee Mackay Rippey will lead us through an evening of education and investigation. May 3, 7 pm Eastern Time. Register here: stlyme.org/2022webinar This event will feature three presentations: Dr. Brian Fallon and Dr. Shannon Delaney present: “Introducing Columbia Universitys New Lyme Disease Clinic: The Cohen Center for Health and Recovery from Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases.”
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Virtual Tick Talk: Lyme Disease 101 With Dr Bea Szantyr On May 4
The Belfast Free Library in Belfast, Maine, will host a virtual tick talk with Dr. Bea Szantyr on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. This presentation, Lyme Disease 101 will cover the essentials of prevention and early recognition of Lyme disease. To register for the Zoom link please visit the library’s website to find the link. Spring has sprung! And with warmer temperatures come more opportunities for close encounters with TICKS! Do you know how to avoid tick
Phil Martin Survives Bout With Lyme Disease
Special to the Daily Mail
“I was ready to die,” Phil Martin, of Walker, said of surviving Lyme disease.
“Whatever got me I never recognized or knew what it was. It started last fall when I went back to teaching school. I started losing interest in eating. I couldn’t figure why I wasn’t hungry. Things that I normally enjoyed eating, I couldn’t stand the thought of even seeing.”
“It got so bad I retired from teaching school. I hated to do it as I love teaching and want to go back,” Martin said.
He became weaker and weaker and began passing out. He underwent a battery of tests, but these led nowhere as well. When it became evident he couldn’t care for himself, he checked into Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. His brother, Allan, had cared for him, but Martin felt it was unfair to ask him to take care of him any longer.
“I didn’t give a hoot about anything and that’s just not me. I was a great big mess. I can’t say enough for the people at Moore-Few. They kept working with me when I had given up.”
He had a couple of MRIs and, a bone marrow test which were all normal. He ended up getting four blood transfusions and losing 36 pounds.
“It was discouraging. What was the deal? I didn’t have a lot of lucid moments and was so weak I had to relearn how to walk,” he said.
Then Martin’s brother arranged for him to see a Lyme disease specialist in Columbia, Mo., Dr. Charles Crist, M.D.
Then came physical therapy to learn how to walk again.
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Southern Tier/bingham University 2 Web Events May 6 And 13
Southern Tier Lyme Support and Binghamton University are proud to present a two-evening web-based event that explores the latest information on Lyme and other tick-borne disease. There will be a Q& A following each talk. May 6, 7:00 pm EDT CONFRONTING CHRONIC LYME Stephen Phillips, MD & Dana Parish Our first webinar session will feature renowned physician Dr. Steven Phillips and singer/songwriter Dana Parish. Their recently released book, Chronic, has been described as a fascinating, superbly
About Dr Charles Crist
Dr. Crist grew up in Shelbina, Missouri and attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After his family medicine residency at St. Johns Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, he served three years on active duty as an A-10 flight surgeon in the United States Air Force. He is a former president and current member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine . Dr. Crist has a nationwide practice, seeing patients from almost all fifty states.
The primary goal of his practice is to find and eliminate the root causes of symptoms that his patients deal with daily. If you are looking for a doctor that will take the time to not only discover what is causing your symptoms, but will also make sure you are heard during your appointment, Dr. Crist is the one for you. From long appointment times, to extensive methods for testing and treatment, Dr. Crist examines your symptoms through a number of different lenses. The symptoms that his patients face vary extensively and no one patient is exactly like another. A lot of time and care is put into diagnosing and helping each patient and ninety-seven percent of Dr. Crists patients get better after his treatments.
If you are looking for a doctor that truly cares about finding the best treatment suited for you, give Dr. Crists office a call.
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Dr Padula On How Lyme Disease Can Affect Your Vision May 18
ILADS Patient Education Seminar: Please join us Tuesday, May 18 for a special presentation from William V. Padula, OD, Director of the Padula Institute of Vision Rehabilitation in Guilford, CT. Dr. Padula will be discussing the visual symptoms associated with Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Lyme related disease can affect the visual process. Often the symptoms will persist after the disease has been treated. Webinar participants will learn the consequences of Lyme disease affecting vision and its process in the brain.
Integrative Psychiatry & Lyme Disease San Jose California
Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s Distinguished Speaker Series features Suruchi Chandra, MD. She is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in integrative and holistic approaches to challenging medical conditions. Dr. Chandras practice focuses on the root causes of Lyme symptoms. She will also discuss the effectiveness of herbal treatment in fighting Lyme disease and its co-infections, and important steps to building resilience to support recovery. Our patient speaker for the evening will be Raeena Lari, who will chronicle her familys tortuous journey with Lyme disease. The
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Pa Lyme Impact Series Focuses On Prevention May 18
From PA Lyme: This month’s Virtual Lyme Impact Series is all about prevention. Michele Cassetori, DARE Facilitator will present a Dare 2B Tick Aware seminar. This presentation provides information on ticks in PA, tick habitat, tick behavior, prevention steps, what to do if bitten and more. The focus is prevention and not treatment. Topic: Dare 2B Tick Aware Speaker: Michele Cassetori, DARE Facilitator When: Tuesday May 18th, 2021 7:00PM – 8:30PM, Eastern Time Registration is limited to first 100 people: To register click here. If
Sams Spoons Tick Talk 2021 Seven Speakers May 22
Event by Sam’s Spoons Foundation Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 9 am- 4 pm EDT. Price: Free · Duration: 7 hr Public · Anyone on or off Facebook Please join us for an incredible day of learning, and some laughter, as we talk about tick-borne disease and your wellness. Catch this LIVE event on our Facebook page. No need to sign up. Presenters include Dr. Chris Turnpaugh, Brooke Geahan , Brandi Dean (Ride
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Years Of Lyme Diseasepast Present & Moving Forward
PA Lyme presents Virtual Lyme Impact Series Speaker: Patricia Smith, President Lyme Disease Association, Inc. Topic: Lyme Disease, 47 years – Past, Present & Moving Forward When: Tuesday May 17th, 2022 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM This is an online presentation. For many, the medical and financial impact of Lyme is devastating. No other disease is as denied, maligned, and misrepresented. How did we get here? More importantly, where are we going? Registration is limited to the first 500 people. To register click here.
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