Chronic Lyme Disease IV Therapy

My name is Tonya (Frye) Hevia and I have been diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. In February 2011 I had to stop working (I was a hairdresser for over 20 years and loved every minute of it) due to the extreme amount of pain and fatigue I was experiencing. It took 3 1/2 years and countless doctors to finally find out what was wrong. The Lyme had entered into my brain and caused lesions similar to MS and my Neurologist is the one who discovered the diagnosis. It has taken me from a healthy, active hard working mother to a having to use a scooter and cane to walk. I was fortunate enough to be referred to a Dr in Tampa that specialized in the treatment of Lyme Disease and all of the co-infections that come along with it and gave me 3 months of continuos IV therapy. I responded somewhat but not to the degree I should have. My Dr has now retired and referred me to a Dr in Altamonte that is wonderful and has promising treatments for me but he does not accept Medicare and the treatments are not covered by any insurance. I also have a genetic disorder that is keeping me from being able to have a strong immune system and also affects my liver and cardiac functions that this Dr treats and feels will help my body fight the Lyme. There are very few LLMDS in Florida and this new Dr has given me some hope to have some type of life back. I am 43 years old in a 90 year old body. Lyme Disease is an extremely painful destructive disease and has effected my heart, brain and entire body.

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