Lyme Disease Science Conversations:
Instagram Conversations

Conversations on Instagram with a leading Lyme disease expert, Dr. Daniel Cameron, about the latest discoveries and advancements in Lyme disease and associated illnesses.

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Were you encouraged to return for followup?
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What did you wish you knew before you became ill with Lyme disease?
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The 4th of July is here. While practicing shelter in place, you might find a tick bite. That can spoil your weekend. Have you checked your child for ticks?
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Office visits have changed to keep patients and their doctors safe as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.

Have you tried a telemedicine appointment?
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How are your children with Lyme disease faring during this COVID-19 pandemic?
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Has your Lyme disease been a sprint or a marathon?
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Have you watched a child struggle with Lyme disease?
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How far have you been pushed? . .
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I am deeply saddened to report that my friend and colleague Dr. Neil Spector has passed away. He was a remarkable researcher and an incredible advocate for Lyme disease patients. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
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How are you holding up?
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Has Lyme disease had a long-term impact on your child health?
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Has your child been affected by Lyme disease?
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Do you know anyone who has overlooked Lyme disease during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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The importance of clinical judgment in diagnosing Lyme disease cannot be overstated. Did your doctor use clinical judgment?
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Pain is a potential, but perhaps unexpected symptom of Lyme disease. Have you been in pain?
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The road back can be long for my Lyme disease patients. Are you there yet?
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If you have Lyme disease, have you been overlooked during this COVID pandemic? . .
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Eight ways to prevent Lyme disease

I find the following eight ways of preventing Lyme disease helpful: 1. Avoid areas where ticks live. 2. Be careful to avoid ticks carried by pets. 3 Check your body for ticks. 4. Careful removal of a tick bite. 5. Avoid a single 200 mg dose of doxycycline for a tick bite. 6. Use clinical judgment to diagnose Lyme disease in the absence of a tick bite, rash, Bell’s palsy or positive test. 7. Consider more than 21 days of antibiotics if a persistent infection is suspected. 8. Treat for a coinfection.

What steps have you taken to prevent Lyme disease? . .
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Four stages for parents of children with Lyme disease.

Researchers interviewed 23 parents of children and adolescents with Lyme disease recruited through support groups and social media posts. “The results suggest a series of four stages in these families where satisfactory treatment had not been obtained over months or years.” writes Gaudet from Mount Allison University, Canada in the journal Healthcare. 1 “The experiences of parents evolved from
1. “feelings of worry for the child”
2.. “frustration with the lack of a helpful treatment”
3. “mistrust of physicians’ actions”
4. “rejection of the conventional health care system as a whole”. 1

Have you experienced any of these four stages as a parent of a child with Lyme disease?

1. Gaudet EM, Gould ON, Lloyd V. Parenting When Children Have Lyme Disease: Fear, Frustration, Advocacy. Healthcare. 2019; 7(3):95.
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Although the COVID-19 pandemic has captured our attention, Lyme disease is still with us.

Have you put off treating your Lyme disease during the COVID-19 epidemic?
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