Seems like years since I’ve heard a Hall and Oates song, but this interview on YouTube sure caught my eye. I’m so glad famous people like Daryl are sharing their personal lyme stories.
Notice how his symptoms gradually built up until the day he crashed and couldn’t ignore them any more. If more people knew about how often lyme—”the great imitator”— is mistaken for other things, they could get on the path to good health sooner.
Also take note: he’s recovering – you will, too.
I’m very lucky to have wonderful neighbors. One of them, Marilyn, called me the other day to say she’d seen this segment of “Monsters Inside Me” on Discovery’s Animal Planet. It explores the case of a Lyme patient who was not recovering, and her doctor’s discovery that she had babesia caused by the parasite Babesia microti. Marilyn knows I’m being treated for Lyme and wanted to make sure I knew about this co-infection. She got the message: Lyme patients with babesia need treatment for that along with Lyme in order to recover. I’m also lucky to have a Lyme literate doctor who checked me for co-infections at the start because I had soaking night sweats, a key symptom; my treatment is going well. Babesia can also cause the spleen to rupture; read one patient’s story here. The good news is, babesia can be treated. But first it has to be diagnosed. Please, share this video to help get the word out. And if you want lots more information on babesia symptoms and treatment, see this video by Dr. Robert Horowitz of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center in New York.