Common Lyme Disease "LIES."
Updated: Nov 23
Since May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, I wanted to address some of the common “lies” you hear, regarding Lyme disease:
#1 A tick must be attached to you for 36 hours or more, before it can give you Lyme disease….
NOPE! There is no set amount of time that a tick has to be on you, before it can give you Lyme disease and/or co-infections of Lyme disease.
#2 You can only get Lyme disease in certain states, where ticks are most prevalent…..
NOPE! Any biting insect can give you Lyme disease and/or co-infections of Lyme disease….....and newer research is showing that Lyme disease and co-infections of Lyme disease can also be passed in utero (from mother to child), through sexual contact, & possibly through blood transfusions.
#3 You always get a bullseye rash with Lyme disease….
NOPE! Getting a bullseye rash only occurs in less than 50% of cases (many Lyme experts believe the numbers are even fewer than that).
#4 An antibiotic will get rid of Lyme disease….
NOPE! In fact, not only do antibiotics create MORE issues (by destroying the gut microbe), but studies show that treating Lyme disease with antibiotics has little, to no, health benefit, when it comes to getting Lyme disease into remission.
#5 If your bloodwork is negative for Lyme disease, then you don’t have it….
NOPE! Lyme disease testing is extremely inaccurate & most doctors won’t even think about testing for co-infections of Lyme disease, which is also very important. Lyme and co-infections of Lyme aren’t usually found in the blood, because they hide in the tissues & virtually any organ of the body; so better options for testing are sending the tick in to be tested, or to run a bio energetic scan through a Practitioner, like me.
If you suspect you have Lyme disease, or have been diagnosed with Lyme disease & are struggling to get your symptoms under control, remember that Lyme is an immune system issue. It can be reactivated by trauma, stress, or exposures to other toxins (like parasites, mold, heavy metals, chemicals, getting jabbed, poor diet, etc). I have a specific protocol I follow with my clients, which has been instrumental in reducing their Lyme symptoms! If you’re interested in learning more, please reach out to me for a FREE, 20 minute consultation.