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Story 41

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How has Lyme Disease affected your life?

I have had chronic Lyme disease since I was 5.  I’m now 31 years old. I’ve have been suffering neuroligical and psychiatric symptoms since age 17.

Right now I cannot even afford Lyme treatment till next month. My parents both have lyme disease too.

My boyfriend wants to start making videos in case I lose all my memory, as I am now starting to have seizures too.

This disease is terrifying and scares me almost every day but I try to remain focused and positive.

I wish psychiatrists knew more about chronic Lyme disease.

I wish and prayed families didn’t feel so much emotional and physical pain daily as well.

I pray for a cure one day. Not for me but for others and suicide awareness with this disease.

I have tried to kill myself 4 times because of my psychiatric symptoms exploding.

Thank you for listening to my story, you are not alone.

What inspires you?

Yoga every day, animals, photography, love, laughter, writing, family, my boyfriend, the sand between my toes, being on a board in the ocean. Anything that eases the pain.

A quote from my Father, “You must start from where you are.”

A quote from my sister Rachael, “Baby steps, one day at a time.”

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