cdc reveals lyme truth

The CDC Reveals The Truth About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of an infected black-legged tick, also known as a deer tick. Lyme and its numerous co-infections can mimic or cause virtually any medical, neurological, or psychiatric condition. It is called the “great imitator” and has been vastly underdiagnosed in the U.S. due to inadequate testing methods and general lack of acknowledgment by the medical community. A nasty relative of the STD syphilis, Lyme causes a multitude of medical, neurological, and psychiatric impairment issues, yet is much harder to cure.

Common Neuropsychological Issues From Lyme Disease

  • Impaired attention, focus, concentration, judgment and impulse control.
  • Impaired memory and speech functions.
  • Disorganization and getting lost.
  • Poor problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Slower mental processing speed.
  • Symptoms similar to dementia and Alzheimer’s.

70% of those afflicted with Lyme disease report changes in their thinking such as memory loss and reduced mental sharpness.

Lyme is often a serious, chronic illness that the medical community at large has misunderstood at best, and at worse unacknowledged. How can doctors treat an illness if they don’t believe it exists? They can’t, which is why far too many people have been suffering from Lyme brain for far too long.

Misdiagnosis and Delayed Treatment

The fortunate ones are able to catch Lyme within the first few weeks when the appropriate antibiotics have a much better chance of working. Unfortunately, Lyme disease is often missed and the infection is allowed to take hold, disrupting the immune system and causing a cascade of inflammatory responses.

Even when Lyme is suspected and a blood test is ordered, the common “Western Blot” test often results in false negatives – while Lyme’s co-infection antibodies are rarely even looked for, although they may even be more common than Lyme itself! It’s not uncommon for someone with Lyme to receive multiple negative test results before achieving a proper diagnosis. This leaves thousands of undiagnosed patients sick and confused, spending months, years, or even decades wandering around from doctor to doctor, trying to find out what is wrong with them. Ineffective testing methods combined with inadequate insurance coverage mean that people with Lyme often encounter financial ruin before a cure.

After 3-6 months in the body, Lyme has taken hold of the immune system and becomes difficult to eradicate with antibiotics alone. A study published in 2012 showed that Lyme disease has tenacious survival skills. Inside the body, the Borrelia organism (Lyme) forms a biofilm, which allows it to constantly rearrange its structure, hide, and resist environmental conditions such as antibiotics.

Prevention and Early Detection

A tick bite is the best way to know whether you are at risk – however, one study showed that only 17% of those surveyed even recalled being bitten! Be sure to focus on prevention and know the signs and symptoms of early Lyme infection.

Know Their Habitat

Blacklegged ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly in or near wooded or grassy areas. You can even encounter ticks in your own backyard! Avoid them by avoiding tall vegetation and walking in the center of trails.

Perform Daily Tick Checks

Be sure to check yourself, your children, and your pets after being outdoors. Create a top-down checklist, searching the following areas:

  1. In and around all head (and body) hair
  2. In and around the ears
  3. Under the arms
  4. Around the waist
  5. Inside the belly button
  6. Between the legs
  7. Back of the knees
  8. Underneath socks

TIP: Placing clothing in a dryer on high heat will effectively kill ticks.

Know How to Remove a Tick

  1.  If possible, use pointy tweezers
  2. Disinfect the tweezers with rubbing alcohol
  3. Grab the tick close to the skin and use a slow, steady motion to pull the tick out
  4. Disinfect the tweezers again
  5. Keep an eye on the bite area

Lyme Symptoms: Days 1-30

Treating an infection within the first 3 weeks is critical to reducing the risk of chronic Lyme disease, which can last for the rest of your life. If the following symptoms appear (especially during the warmer months when infection is likely), seek medical assistance right away.

Initial Early Symptoms

  • Flu-like illness (unexplained fever, chills, or body aches)
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings

Bulls-Eye Rash

Someone who has contracted Lyme disease from a tick may or may not see a “bulls-eye” rash at the site of the bite(s). The CDC states that a rash occurs in approximately 70-80% of infected persons, yet the Amen Clinic doctors believe those numbers are as low as 20-40%. If a rash does appear, it is typically within 3-7 days.

  • The rash gradually expands over a period of several days and can reach up to 12 inches across.
  • Parts of the rash may clear as it enlarges, resulting in a “bulls-eye” appearance.
  • The rash usually feels warm to the touch, yet is rarely itchy or painful.
  • Note: Ticks spread at least 10 other co-infections that may cause rashes – if you believe you have been bitten, call your primary care provider immediately

Lyme Symptoms: Days 30 and Beyond

Chronic Lyme Symptoms:
Weeks to months after the bite

  • Insomnia
  • Joint inflammation and pain
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Impaired memory
  • Brain fog and difficulty thinking
  • Irritability and explosive rages
  • Panic attacks

Late-Stage Persistent Lyme Symptoms
Months to years after the bite

  • Progressive dementias
  • Seizure disorders
  • Strokes
  • Asthma
  • Heart problems
  • A variety of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis-like syndromes
  • Visual disturbances or loss of vision

Consider Lyme in Children

In addition to tick bite infection, Lyme can also be passed from mother to baby. The symptoms to look for in children include:

  • Changes in behavior
  • Fatigue
  • School and learning problems
  • Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal complaints
  • Migrating pains
  • Hypersensitivity to noise, light, odors, and touch

If you have any concerns about Lyme disease it is important to be evaluated right away, especially by a physician who is knowledgeable about this evasive but serious disease. Amen Clinics has several doctors with extensive experience diagnosing and treating Lyme disease, particularly the neuropsychological symptoms that Lyme disease can cause. Contact us at 888-288-9834  or schedule a visit today.

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  1. Michelle Tafur says:

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  2. Diana Drummond says:

    I never heard of any of that for possible modes of transmission.

  3. Diana Drummond says:

    I was diagnosed with Lyme in July 2015. Only received two weeks of treatment also. Felt better at first but have memory impairment,insomnia, strange pains in my legs that shift and feel like it goes to the bone. Especially if i try to rub/massage the sudden onset pain. Wakes me up in the middle of the night. Knee locks up amd had bad pain in it for weeks after ibfinisged the medication. I am edgy,CONSTANTLY tired but can’t hardly ever sleep,irritable,edgy,strange hip pain,joints,muscles ache,bad neck pain, numbness from my shoulders down into my finger tips,feet burn,unable to concentrate,short fuse,impatiemt,restless,joints ache and sometimes some lock up. Ibfeel

  4. Veran says:

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  5. Michelle Tafur says:

    My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease nearly 7 years ago, when he was 49. He had a stooped posture, tremors, right arm does not move and also has a pulsating feeling in his body. He was placed on Sinemet for 8 months and then Sifrol was introduced which replaced the Sinemet. During this time span he was also diagnosed with dementia. He started having hallucinations, and lost touch with reality.I searched for alternative treatments and and started him on Parkinson’s herbal formula i ordered from Health Herbal Clinic, Just 7 weeks into the Herbal formula treatment he had great improvements with his slurred speech, there is no case of Rigid muscles and Slowed movement (bradykinesia) since treatment, visit Health Herbal Clinic official website This treatment is incredible!

  6. Elizabeth Bisconer Earnest says:

    Thank you, I sent this link to my daughter who will be starting her first college semester in January. She missed much of her school since 7th grade through 10th because of Lyme. Thank you again!

  7. vidar1971 says:

    Borrelia is not a regular bacteria.

    BRAIN FOG seem to be the systems way to say this is not so serious. Its Dilerium which is serious.


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  11. Angelica Wright says:

    The most important part is the correct blood test to determine if it is Lyme. Please put this in furture articles. Plesase help your audience. You have given lots of info, but missing the LINK to know for sure.

    Thank you,

  12. Angelica Wright says:

    Whoops. So sorry. I just read the previous post. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for giving the name of the company to get you blood analyzed.
    You are the best.

  13. Irene mason says:

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  14. tara says:

    I have been dx with Lyme and HHSV or chronic lyme, babesia, mycroplasmic pneumonia as well. I have had right side tremors, severe pain behind left eye, seizures esp before my cycle, loss of speech, unable to speech. I am in unbearable pain, Although this is a small amount of what goes on it is really hard to deal with all the neurological issues. IF anyone has Lyme related neuro issues and how they healed it. I wonder if it is the biofilms.

  15. Janet Chambers says:

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  16. Carol says:

    I need help for my daughter doctor dosnt believe. Her she has lyme disease that as been left due to doctors and hospitals not doing anything. Its just ruined her life. And her daughters. Just need to know where to go. If you have any advice.

  17. Jo Regan says:

    We have a 30 year old daughter who was born with a rare syndrome called Mobeius Syndrome. It affects the cranial nerves. She has it at one of the most sever levels. She has both physical & developmental delays. She acts & feels like a child & although she has made more progress than we were told to ever expect, she still will never be independent. She is tiny- about 5 feet tall & weighs about 75 pounds. In November of 2016 she began having symptoms( very sudden onset) of severe photophobia, numbness & tingling in hands, feet & cheeks. She has pain that ranges from mild to unbearable in the joints of her lower extremities & in the soft tissues around the joints. She was hospitalized 3 times in quick succession in the first 2-1/2 months when these symptoms. Unfortunately, the largest& best hospital in our area- considered one of the better hospitals in the state & in the country & also a regional trauma center has made many changes in the past few years. Primary docs can no longer have patients admitted & no longer see or treat their patients in the hospital. You must go to the ED & hope you will be admitted. If you are admitted, you will be treated by “ hospitalists”- they are employed by the hospitals. There is a complete disconnect from the primary doc- the one who knows the patient & their history the best. We stay with her around the clock to advocate for her. She was eventually discharged & sent home on large doses of opiates with no diagnosis. About 5 months after the symptoms began we received a call out of the blue from her primary who had been reviewing her hospital records. She told us that our daughter had a test for Lyme while in the hospital & that it was positive. Despite our repeated efforts to be kept informed of everything & the fact that we were always there with her, we had no idea this test was done. Her primary put her on a 6 week course of antibiotics- doxycycline & amoxicillin. Less than a week after starting this treatment all of her symptoms were gone. She stayed well for a little over 3 months & aside from needing PT to regain what she lost from being on bed rest, she resumed her usual busy active schedule & was enjoying life. Then all of the symptoms came back. Again, she was repeatedly hospitalized- still no diagnosis. We kept asking about Lyme, but NONE of the docs wanted to hear about it. Some of the remarks doctors made to us. were* “” I don’t even want to be in the same room with the word Lyme mentioned” * “ My colleagues would think I was an idiot if I went down that road” * “ Lyme is too political for me” , * “ There is no such thing as chronic Lyme or post treatment Lyme”,& lots more like that. Didn’t the CDC send out info about this several times to all members of the AMA? Now, over a year & a half later, she is still suffering, still in large doses of opiates that don’t usually work very well. While in the hospital she has been on cardiac monitors which show she is having cardiac pauses & episodes of bradycardia. She has been hospitalized many times over her 30 years & has frequently been on a cardiac monitor/ telemetry & has never had this problem. At our insistence she saw a local doc who is supposedly Lyme literate. She did a lot of labs & said they all were negative, meaning she doesn’t have active Lyme & no lab evidence she ever had it. She did not tell us that the tests were frequently incorrect. She didn’t tell us that there are often confections with Lyme. She saw our daughter again recently & is going to another lab work up, finally admitting that the testing is not always reliable. We asked about testing at Igenex labs which we heard were more reliable. She said they were often more reliable, but most insurances will not cover the tests. She said she would refuse to treat her unless the labs showed something, but at this late stage there were not many treatment options available. We are beyond upset & frustrated by all this. We love her so much & she has been raised with a lot of love & very gentle nurturing. She is now having all the original symptoms & is now having dizziness when sitting or standing & for a while constantly. I have been a nurse for a long time & have not seen many patients suffer as much as she has/is. The hospital no longer wants to admit her- they said they aren’t responsible for diagnosing her or treating an ongoing long term illness. When we say we can’t do much to help her & we are exhausted & stressed they hint about putting her in a nursing home. After she was born & had so many problems, I was unable to return to work for many years. When I did, I had to work short shifts in long term facilities & I was appalled by what conditions were like even at the better facilities. She is losing her fighting spirit- she has always been strong & determined to live the best life she could. Now she is talking about going to the place where there is no more pain & suffering- the h word. She seemed afraid to tell us, but finally said “ heaven”- at least I won’t have to suffer anymore. We are devestatex by this. I cry all the time & Im depressed & exhausted, as is my husband. We are older & had hoped to set up a comfortable happy life for her when we are gone. Now, we are going through all our savings like crazy & we are afraid. We have zero support system- we did have a lot more when we were younger, but grandparent have passed on & there is no one else. Despite the fact that 2 incomes are really needed these days, we managed very well for a long time as we had been married for many years before having children & have saved a lot of money. That is running out now. Does anyone have any ideas or help? I forgot to mention that she is now also having periods of mental confusion & fogginess- something she has NEVER had. It all sounds like post treatment Lyme to me. We are so angry at the hospital for not telling us they did the Lyme test & that it was positive. We are aware that delayed treatment makes it more likely to have the post treatment chronic Lyme. Any help??? Please!!!

    • Ashley says:

      Hello, i don’t have any advice to give you and I wish I had but I was touched by your story and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

      • Danielle Smith says:

        Ive had lyme sincie i was 10, im 36 now & have “Chronic Lyme” which somehow doesnt exist?!? I has 3 separate Lyme tests @ 3 completely different hospitals/facilities. My mother who also works in the a hopital field like you for 32yrs now and has been going carzy helping me any way she can no wthat my husband divorced me because he doesnt want to care for asick person anymore after 10yrs of marriage and tokk everything and now live back with her & my father. After the 3 negative tests, she found Igenix online. At the time the blood test kit was not only free, it was also shipped free. But ut the test cost $500, it was the best $500 i ever spent after waisting hundreds of thousand of $’s over 4yrs, belive me i wasnt worried that insurance wouldnt pay after i got my reults back. It showed that i had 3 different strains of Lyme Disease and it told me which strains i tested positive for. They keep up to date on every new strain that there possibly is and they are very thorough and precise with their testing along with all the paperwork they give you. With that paperwork all of a sudden it was like i was given this magical key to be treated (even thoughinsurance still wont cover anything with “Lyme attached to it, all of my Dr.s were onboard to write teasting, treatments and RXs in a wat that doesnt say “Lyme” so that the insurance will pay most but not all and that was better than nothing, so now i could start trying more and still be able to pay for it). I just asked my mother the exact amout so i could tell you, i thought its was $500 but she told me its less now but i dont know how much less. Both my father and sister-in-law were diagnosed with several different things and were suffering too & i noticed & read alot anout Lyme. Its constantly misdiagnosed as other things or it actually causes MS, RA, Alzheimers, Dimentia etc…, so we all chipped in and paid for testes for my father and my sister-in-law. Both of them came up positive for several strains also and now are getting the correct treatments, Doctors, meds and the Dr.s are writing for meds, treatments and differnt codeing for the insurance to be able to pay. If at all possible, please, since she has already come up with 1 positive test, get a tested by Igenix? It will make so many more things possible, im not saying it will be easy, you just have to know when to say she has Lyme and when to just tell them what issue/illness/diagnisis she has for when going to hospitals, i know this because i have had more than my fair share of hopital stays since i was BORN!!! I was a sick kid even before i got Lyme, im not as sick as you child but i suffer too & being diagnosed 26yrs after contracting it ots been very much a loosing battle and you will most likely go through many Dr.s before you find the right ones who will completely understand and even lay their practice on the line to treat your child (even though i know she is 30, shi is still you child & i respect that and understand as i am someone elses child who is also very sick with Lyme and a couple other severe heath issues). I really hope this helps you & you can have that proof you so badlt need to help her get the ball rolling towards a slow & frustrating battle going more smoothly that it ever was & brings some sort of hope. Good luck and i pray she gets all the help she needs & definately deserves!!! Dani 😉
        PS. I didnt know how much that paper with my results from Igenix would really impact my treatments, medications & access to specific Dr.s it would have but it ended up really opening that vaulted door and secrecies my Dr.s & i would have to do but alway get done that would only go with go with having Lyme Disease let alone Chronic Lyme Disease. Tell her from 1 sick girl to another to be strong but still never hide how you are feeling wether it be you r body or your mind, those who are foghting with you taking you to your Dr.s need to know everything & write it down for when you ar eu able to bcuz when youre having 1 of those days of Hurxing with pain, confusion, lethargy, the famed “fog”, ect.. they will be your voice but with your words. So even though you dont want them to hirt by you telling them what hurts, where, how, how much, how long, what you hear, ticks you get, the colors you see. Explain the best you can in every way to your mom & dad bcuz they are going to be tou best hope to help relay what is going on when you really cant and it will happen more often than not. Make sure to keep at least 3 business cards from each Dr you see amd a file folder with copies of every test done on a disc, when you go to that next Dr ALWAYS ask for them to male their own copy and MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR ORIGINAL BACK, keep all record of every test and write down every medication with the dose when it what changed, by how much it was change, when you stopped taking it, how they helped, didnt help, hurt and its side effects. Its very helpful to have 2 16-20 (or more sections than 20mof you can find it) file accordain folder, 1 for the The Dr.s you see amd the other for the tests, treatments, copies of results & discs, multiple copies of current med lists for more Dr.s will make the 1st visit faste &easier, the same with everything your being diagnosed with, you past meds w/ their reason for use, mg & how many/day or if they are prn, when they went up and down along w/ their effectiveness or lack there of & how it made you feel in the best explainable detail, a deataild list of everything each specific Dr did for you including specific tests. This may seem like alot but i assure you this look me a long time to get this right and when the Dr.s have all of this they will be able to try and treat you in the most accurate and best way they now how/possible with out missing anything. And always remember not 1 Dr out there has all the info, so when that Dr runs out of ideas make sure to ask your Dr for a referral to go to the next step before you are sitting and waiting too long before you star something else that can help you but always remember NEVER JAVE MORE THAN 1 DR TREAT YOU WITH OUT HAVING EACH DR. KNOW WHAT THE OTHER IS DOING!!! Dont double upon Dr.s woth put them both/all knowing what the other is doing or giving no matter how desperate you are, i was seriously hurt because i didnt do what i just warned you not to do and it caused me to be increadbly sick & in more pain than ive ever been. If you (MOM) have any question, please dont hesitate to ask me be email ( and between my motjer and i we have done years of reading research, forums, laws, new testing, what WILL make your Lyme worse (like everyday thing you would never think about, like haveing metal fillings ot extremely bad for Lyme patients & food or meds that you should never take when u have Lyme ect)we will do our best to pass on everything we’ve learned, where to go, how to find new Dr.s, what to recomend to your Dr.s for treatments that they havent heard of (most Lyme Dr.s are very open to things they havent heard of and most are very passionate about there job and are very open to many things so never be afraid to mention somthing youve read about, they will look into it if you mention it! We will also give you referals of Dr.s that can help give your local Lyme Dr. treatments they havent used. 1 other thing, try going to a “Lyme forum group” like a support group that has alot of regulars in it, they are an awsome source of info and are eager to pass on what they know, what your going thru and can give you valuable and helpful tips, meds, foods, treatments, Dr.s ect…
        So sorry about the long messageand please dont be offended of i have told you alot of what you already know or a lot of what you already are doing. You had mentioned you are a Nurse but i dont want to ever assume anything so i just try to tell everything that has been the best help for me, my family, parents of Lyme Patients and others with Lyme Disease. Im not cured but ive been thru so mich more than most and if i can help you or have helped you just a little bit in any way then i know i have done my part as a human being, we all need help in many ways and i hope something ive written to you has helped you even if you decide not to respond or email me, i wish you and your daughter the very best of luck & more better days than worse of course 🙂

  18. Misty L Gale says:

    My husband was tested positive about 6 years ago. From the time I remember him being bit by a tick and the strange rash on his arm, it took two years to convince a doctor to test him for the Lyme bacteria. Even had to pay out of our own pocket because the doctor wasn’t ordering it himself. The very next morning they were calling us to come pick up a prescription for doxycycline. He took the medication as prescribed, but his symptoms have persisted still to this day. And because our doctor does not believe in chronic lyme disease my husband has had to suffer slowly losing his memory terrible irritability and major joint pain. He is scared he won’t be able to make it another five years to provide for the family. He just turned 34 this year. The more education we can give people the better. Who need people to stand up to the doctors that keep doubting us and listen. No one should have to go through what my husband has gone through and I pray for all those on here who have had to suffer.

    • Richard says:

      Misty your husband doesn’t have to suffer so much with Lyme you can get better. There are many options out there feel free to write me at rikky1 @ yahoo . com if you want to chat. I’m not a salesman or anything of the sort I just try to help people since I’ve been suffering from this nasty disease for the past 4 years but am better than when I started.

  19. Lori says:

    Not sure when I became infected,I think in August is when I took the tick out of the back of my leg. In October started having symptoms of lyme disease, had the bullseye on leg were it had been attached. Went to my family dr. He sent me for blood test it came back a couple days later it was negative.He started me on doxycycline but after the test came back negative he said I didn’t have it. I still continued to take the antibiotics he had prescribed. Started having pains,couldn’t sleep,very irritable. Went back to dr. Told him what was going on he diagnosed me with some bullcrap,I cant remember what he said. Went to hospital they have ran cat scan EKG and took enough blood to supply have my town.Also a piece of the tick had come out and I put it in a baggy to show them..still have the hole in my leg which is starting to heal,the hospital told me I had mono. I’m dizzy alot started having numbness in arm and hand and leg. Started seeing things speech problems and brain seems foggy. I have been shakey alot and just start crying for no reason. I go back tomorrow for the blood test results from hospital.. hopefully something can be figured out,I feel like I’m going crazy and my family is all suffering from my lack of motivation and my moodiness. This has to be about one of the worse things I have went through.I find it sad that doctors and hospitals are not educated enough on lyme disease to know when someone has it.


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