Marleen Groeneveld

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What happens to the brain during acute Lyme neuroborreliosis?

Borrelia spirochete are injected into monkeys’ brains.<p>Individuals diagnosed with Lyme neuroborreliosis typically suffer from headaches, fatigue, …

Did you know that Lyme Disease can cause immune suppression that mimics HIV? True. There are 6x more new cases of Lyme Disease per year of Lyme Disease than HIV, yet Lyme Disease receives only 1% of the funding for research. We need your help to make a difference and to help find a cure for those suffering from a late stage, disseminated infection. Please contact your elected officials and request increased NIH funding and do not forget to make a tax deductible donation. CHECKS MADE OUT TO: ILADEF [International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Fund] PO Box 341461 Bethesda, MD 20827-1461 Memo line: Lyme Disease Challenge Or donate online at: WWW.LYMEDISEASECHALLENGE.ORG

How Illness Taught Me That Broken Things Can Still Be Beautiful

Life is a fragile thing. In an instant it can be destroyed by a circumstance beyond your control; the existence you knew shattered like glass beneath your feet. No matter how hard you attempt to piece back the fragments of that previous life there is no restoring it to exactly the same as before.<p>I …

This Is What Lyme Disease Feels Like

It's a beautiful day -- stunning actually -- but I've been lying in bed since one in the afternoon. I's now almost six and I've wasted yet another day thanks to Lyme disease.<p>In the last week, my joint pain has been getting worse and worse. Today, it feels like I've been hit by a truck. Every muscle …

Annnndddd...our PSA of the day thanks to Abby Rowland Webb! I actually find the science behind all this fascinating and welcome comments and thoughts. So happy to have RN and scientist Ann L. Johnson on my side to get to the bottom of my DNA and help fight these infections! http://annljohnson.com

20 Unexpected Lessons I Learned From Late Stage Lyme Disease

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. To some, it might mean seeing a few news segments about the risks of tick bites in Spring and Summer. But for …

Letter: Tired of Lyme Disease?

More deer in Connecticut mean more ticks, so the over population of deer should be reduced, David Streit wrote in a letter to Weston-Redding-Easton …

The Difference Between Depression and Lyme Depression

There is severe depression, and then there is Lyme depression -which, for many with Lyme, is not actually depression at all. It is emotional numbness …

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TOUCHED BY LYME: "Why I stopped hiding my illness"

Guest blogger Sarah Israel tells why, after 10 years of silence, she started speaking up about Lyme disease.<p>By guest blogger Sarah Israel<p>Last year, …

10 Things To Know When Someone In Your Life Has Lyme

So someone you know is sick with Lyme disease. It could be a friend, a family member, a significant other, or even just an acquaintance. Whoever it …

Learn More about Lyme Video

As part of the Take a Bite Out of Lyme Challenge blogger Sarah Herbert created this informative video about what Lyme disease is, how it is …

Can Your Marriage Survive "Through Sickness and Health"?

When we got married, we had a lot of crazy things on our minds. For us, it was already complicated. We started things off by throwing every obstacle …

WHAT IS LYME DISEASE? (Infographic)

What is Lyme disease?<p>The CDC recently published a scary statistic: 300,000. That’s the number of new cases of Lyme disease now occurring each year in …

Stroke, Meningitis, Alzheimer's Caused by Lyme Disease [Video] · Guardian Liberty Voice

Meningitis, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease each have a striking, but not well-known connection, and that is Lyme disease. This condition has been …

When Not Feeling Like Yourself Can Be Life-Threatening

Leah Ankers's doctors didn't believe her when she was feeling off, but she ended up suffering seizures and a coma.<p><b>The Symptoms</b>Seven years ago, Leah Ankers, a dog groomer living in Texas, noticed a rash on her leg in the shape of a perfect circle. She didn't think much of it.<p>"I'd had ringworm before …

The Overlooked – And Deadly – Complications of Lyme Disease and Its Coinfections

Lyme disease is spreading all across the globe and the numbers of new infected patients are staggering – and new reports suggest this disease and its …

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Lyme Disease: What Your Doctor Hasn't Told You

Lyme Disease: More Common and More Dangerous Than You Think

Lyme disease outbreaks are already being reported this spring, and experts say there’s a long way to go before we grasp the scope and impact of this …

The Lyme disease debate: Can the condition be chronic?

With 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year, it's no surprise that the tick-borne illness has been a hotly debated topic among medical experts.<p>Dr. Manny recently sat down with New York Times best selling author of “Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic …

Once Upon a Lyme (With Bonus Author's Note)

Once Upon a Lyme: Starting the Conversation About Lyme Disease

Four years ago my wife and I said, "I do" in sickness and in health. I distinctly remember the feeling as my knees buckled when I saw Kaitlyn walk down the aisle. Our eyes connected and everyone else in the room melted away. My heart raced just like the first time I saw her walk into freshman-year …

7 Surprising Ways Your Chronic Disease Benefits You

When diagnosed with a chronic disease your life isn't like that of the healthy people in your life.<p>Your body doesn't always cooperate -- no matter how much healthy food, loving intentions and self-care you give it. Life seems to pass you by as your body requires you to sit on the sidelines of …

What It’s Like to Have Severe Lyme Disease

In the ‘70s, a cluster of adults and children in Lyme, Old Lyme, and East Haddam, Connecticut, began to develop fevers, swollen joints, and, most …

Could You Have Lyme Disease and Not Even Know It?

The scary truth about this sneaky illness.<p>After you get home from a glorious summer hike, you probably do a few things: post photos of the great outdoors to Instagram, take a quick shower, and chow down on some post-workout snacks. But if checking yourself for ticks isn't a part of that routine, …

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The Mystery of Chronic Lyme Disease

Some patients continue to have severe symptoms for years, and experts are divided on the cause<p>By<p>Sumathi Reddy<p>Sumathi Reddy<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@rddysum<p>Sumathi.Reddy@wsj.com<p>Every day for the past few weeks, John Aucott has diagnosed at least one new patient with Lyme disease.<p>It is prime …

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What It's Like When No One Believes You're Sick

Getting my diagnosis for chronic Lyme disease was incredibly difficult. And now I have to learn how to cope.<p>There’s no way to explain illness to someone who hasn’t been ill. Like, seriously ill. It’s like saying “Enjoy your youth” to a teenager. And you can only say “I feel like I’m dying” so many …