Feeling Worse After Treatment? Maybe It’s Not Lyme Disease

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Robert’s story begins with a history of joint pain/stiffness, memory loss, and numbness and tingling in both hands. He is diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease and treated with long-term antibiotics. His symptoms worsen and he begins to lose sight in the right eye. Evaluation by a neurologist and an ophthalmologist leads to the diagnosis of a pituitary tumor—not Lyme disease. Robert has now has permanent heart and kidney disease, joint pain, and severe obstructive sleep apnea as a result of the incorrect diagnosis and treatment. If you’ve had treatments for Lyme disease and still don’t feel better, please get a second opinion. An incorrect diagnosis can lead to permanent damage or death.

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