What do you nkow about LYME?

I was always warned about the dangers of ticks, but never took it seriously--that is until Lyme disease came into my life and ravaged my body and took the use of my legs. It is my mission to not let this happen to YOU. Thanks for coming to my webpage- take the Lyme Quiz to see where you're lyme knowledge really stands.

Lyme disease can affect every organ, muscle, joint, nerve, cell and bodily function if it is not diagnosed in a timely fashion. The longer Lyme goes undiagnosed the more trouble the patient is going to have recovering because the more ineffective their treatment is going to be, and the more likely they are of having a relapse. If a patient either sees the tick on them or sees the bullseye rash and goes to the doctor and recieves immediate treatment their prognosis is great! They have a wonderful chance of living the rest of their life without further complications. But for the rest of us, who get misdiagnosed and wait months, or years to finally be correctly diagnosed with Lyme our stories are much different. We have suffered terribly, our quality of life is horrible, many of us are in wheelchairs and cannot walk because the Lyme bacterium has affected our joints and made us weak. The cognitve symptoms are hard to deal with and the most frustrating in everyday life. Severe headache become something that is always there, you dont remember what a day without pain is like. The only solution once you have chronic lyme disease is to go on long term intervenous antibiotics and to stay on them until you are symptom free or at least feeling well enough to switch to oral medications. Most people with chronic lyme disease will be on some type of antibiotics for the rest of their lives, this is the sad truth. If only more doctors were aware of the devastating effects of lyme, and what symptoms to look for in a patient- we all could be diagnosed sooner and treated more aggressively faster and have a better outcome.

Created by: Jessica Stevens of LymeDisease
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  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. Lyme disease occurs in stages according to how long the person has been sick and severity of the illness. How many stages are there?
  2. What are the technical names of the three stages?
  3. In 1982 _______________ discovered the causitive agent of Lyme disease- the Spirochete, and had this bacteria named after him.
  4. Which of the following is NOT a theory of a possible mode of tranmission of Lyme/tick borne diseases?
  5. How did Lyme disease get its name?
  6. Lyme disease can affect:
  7. True/False Once you get Lyme disease, you are immune and cannot get it again.
  8. Lyme disease is commonly misdiagnosed as:
  9. Yes or no: Even the worst case of Lyme Disease can be cured with 2-4 weeks of antibiotics
  10. TRUE OR FALSE: Lyme is only in the northeast and on the east coast:
  11. What is the size of a tick at the NYMPH stage?
  12. Which Tick co-infection is very similar to Malaria?
  13. What is the ONLY symptom that is unique to Lyme and no other diseases, yet only 30-50% of Lyme infected patients get this symptom...
  14. Which of the following is NOT an actual type of tick:
  15. Which is a nonprofit, medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Chronic Lyme and treating the patient until they are well, improving their quality of life, and advancing the standard of care for Lyme and other tick borne dis
  16. Why should a negative Lyme blood test NOT be used to rule out Lyme disease.
  17. Can pets get Lyme?
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