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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The IDSA questioned the existence and severity of chronic manifestations in their treatment guideline. Was denying the existence and severity of chronic manifestations of Lyme disease a blunder?
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#fibromyalgia
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#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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Doctors are beginning to take chronic disease serious since the COVID-19 pandemic. Was your chronic illness taken seriously? ...

Have you been working despite your condition?
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#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
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#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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Did your doctor consider Lyme disease during a COVID-10 evaluation?
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#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
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#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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The black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis (I scapularis), is now recognized as the deadliest tick vector in the United States.1 The black-legged ticks should also be recognized a cause of chronic disease. Do you feel the black-legged tick is taken serious enough?

1. Wolf MJ, Watkins HR, Schwan WR. Ixodes scapularis: Vector to an Increasing Diversity of Human Pathogens in the Upper Midwest. WMJ. 2020;119(1):16-21.
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#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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Babesia adds complexity to Lyme disease treatment decisions. For example, neither doxycycline nor amoxicillin works for Babesia. Have you run into difficulties finding the treatment you need for Babesia? #LymeConversations
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#lymedisease #chroniclyme
#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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Doctors are divided over Lyme disease. So are families.

Has your family been divided?
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#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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Did your doctor take the time?
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#lymedisease #chroniclyme
#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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The symptoms of Babesia and Lyme disease including sweats can overlap. Did your doctor recognize your Lyme disease?
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#lymedisease #chroniclyme
#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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Was your doctor a partner?
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#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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I use an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Did you require an individualized treatment plan?
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#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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Do you know anyone who still thinks Lyme disease is a hoax?
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#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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Have you found it difficult to access care for Lyme disease?
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#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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Children with Lyme disease can experience a combination of symptoms that can interfere with school.

Of course, part of the problem is that Lyme disease can be difficult to recognize.

How long did it take for you to recognize Lyme disease in your child?
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#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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There are “two” things in life you can count on, death, taxes and you don’t have Lyme disease.

Or at least that is the impression some Lyme disease patients get from their doctor. Have you ever been given that impression?
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#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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Was Babesia asymptomatic early in your illness?
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#lymedisease #chroniclyme
#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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#lymedisease #chroniclyme
#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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Lyme disease can lead to overwhelming physical, neuropsychiatric, and financial consequences. It can be overlooked, in part, because it can be clinically silent early in the illness.

Was your Lyme disease clinically silent early in your illness?
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#lymedisease #chroniclyme
#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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Lyme disease can be tough, Hang in there..
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#babesia #tick #Lyme
#fibromyalgia
#children #globallymealliance
#lymediseaseawareness
#lymeconversations
#ILADS #chronicillness
#lymeawarenessmonth
#panspandas #chronicfatigue
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