We’ve compiled a number of Lyme disease resources because we’ve heard hundreds of stories about individual battles with Lyme disease.
The men and women who share these stories know what it’s like to experience suffering and fatigue. They know what it’s like to go from one expensive doctor’s appointment to the next in search of help. They know how hard it is to explain Lyme to their friends and family. With the best of intentions, many family and friends tell Lyme sufferers to try harder to “get over it” or question whether Lyme is real.
A Disease That’s Hard to Diagnose …
Many people don’t know they have Lyme disease until days, weeks, months, or even years after they contract the disease. They feel tired and suffer from brain fog and have painful joints and other symptoms, but they don’t know why. Doctors test for the wrong things or offer incorrect diagnoses.
Michael Van der Linden, owner of Linden Botanicals, had a different experience. He found the tick the day he was bit. He researched available Lyme disease resources, recognized the danger, and started 21 days of antibiotics immediately.
… And Hard to Treat
Unfortunately, this course of treatment didn’t rid his body of Lyme disease, and his symptoms didn’t go away. Within two months, he found a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) and started an aggressive course of rotating antibiotics. He sought advice from medical practitioners, alternative medicine practitioners, and others suffering from chronic Lyme disease. For almost four years, he took every antibiotic available, including a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line and intramuscular penicillin.
Michael no longer has Lyme disease. In fact, his personal journey inspired him to start Linden Botanicals.
Our team has put together a number of science-based Lyme disease resources. These resources are valuable for those looking to share information during Lyme Disease Awareness Month (May) or anytime of of year. Regardless whether you’re suffering from Lyme disease or you have friends and family who are suffering, we hope you find them helpful.
Lyme Disease Resources
Teas and Extracts for Lyme Support
Lyme Disease Resources: Free E-Book
Our free Lessons from the Darkness e-book shares Michael’s journey through Lyme Disease and the steps he took to actively address the chronic illness that plagued him for almost four years.