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New Hampshire Online Lyme Support focuses on activism and advocacy, and is also a source for information and support for people with Lyme disease or their caregivers living in New Hampshire.

Lyme disease is under-recognized, under-diagnosed, under-treated, and under-reported. Many people do not remember being bitten by the poppy-seed-sized tick. Doctors often prefer more familiar diagnoses like chronic fatigue, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, or mental illness - all Lyme disease mimics. Too strict interpretation of insensitive tests leaves many people in a diagnostic limbo, getting sicker and without proper treatment. Artificially low numbers lead to less recognition of the true costs of the disease and less funding for research.

Lyme disease treated early is usually easy to cure, but half the patients are not diagnosed promptly or treated adequately. They may become chronically ill, lose their jobs and end up on disability.

If the tick that bites you is infected, it can inject Lyme bacteria into your bloodstream within hours of attachment (less than 6 hours has been reported). If you don't notice the tick, infection will occur in almost 100%. The bacteria invade your brain in less than 24 hours and can hide for decades. As people age and their immune systems become weaker, hidden infections may start to become a problem.

State statistics may reflect as few as one case in 40 diagnosed by doctors, and doctors recognize and diagnose only a fraction of the actual cases. Anyone who suspects s/he might have a tick-borne illness should use the search tool on the LDA website (see link below) to find a Lyme specialist.

DISCLAIMER: All information posted on NHLyme is the opinion of the author(s) alone and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as medical advice regarding the treatment of any symptoms or disease. Medical advice of your personal physician should be obtained before pursuing any course of treatment.

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  • Lyme Disease
  • Nov 7, 2006
  • English

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