Chornic fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of Lyme disease. Almost everyone with Lyme has dealt with crippling fatigue at one point or another. Usually, it's something we cope with on a daily basis.
I wanted to write an article for the Global Lyme Alliance blog that talks about how chronic fatigue is different than feeling tired, and explains what it actually feels likes to have it. I had some great input from other Lyme patients.
You can read the post here:
Chronic Fatigue or Feeling Tired?
What does chronic fatigue feel like for you?
"Not one drop of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me." - Quincy Jones
Health anxiety is probably the symptom I talk about the least on my Lyme journey. Like any mental health issue there is significant stigma attached to it.
I decided to write an article for The Mighty to describe what health anxiety is like, how it is different from an anxiety disorder, and why doctors and health professionals need to learn more about it. You can read the post here:
Why We Need to Talk About Health Anxiety in Chronic Illness
Have you dealt with health anxiety and chronic illness? Which strategies work for you and which ones don't?
"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we might often win, by fearing to attempt." - Jane Addams
It Typically takes Lyme patients years to get a diagnosis. It also takes a lot of detective work.
In this post for the Global Lyme Alliance blog, I share a little of my story and how I was passed from doctor to doctor for almost two years before I got a diagnosis. I also give some tips on how to be a health detective.
You can read the full post here:
How to Be Your Own Health Detective
How did you eventually find your diagnosis? What were the clues that led you to it?
"You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit." - Joe Namath
I'm Kerry and I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in 2016. This is a positive space for those of us coping with Lyme disease and other invisible illnesses.