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We are so glad you found us! Illinois Lyme is a Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease support group for people in all different stages of Lyme Disease. We understand how difficult it can be when you feel like there’s nowhere to turn for help. We are here to support anyone in Illinois who thinks they may have Lyme Disease or are in need of additional guidance.
On this website, you’ll find information on Lyme Disease (i.e. where to get lab tests done, support group locations, notifications of Lyme related events, etc). But the real way to get more info is to connect with others that have it, and find out what they’re doing about it. The majority of support you are looking for can be found in our social media groups.
The Illinois Lyme Facebook Group is maintained by multiple Lyme disease & co-infection sufferers. Join the hundreds of other locals like yourself. Get involved, learn how others have dealt with Lyme Disease, and what treatments or lifestyle changes may have worked for them.
Many with Chronic Lyme Disease and co-infections have spent tens of thousands of dollars on doctors & “specialists,” only to end up being misdiagnosed (eg. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue, Adrenal Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Epstein Barr Virus, Allergies, Lupus, Candida, stress, etc.) for years before discovering that we were suffering with Lyme Disease.
Currently, there is no test that is 100% for Lyme. The CDC even admits that Lyme needs to be diagnosed on symptoms, not just test results. If you have symptoms of Lyme or have been diagnosed with one of the above conditions, we believe that it may be beneficial for you to contact a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD), or have your current doctor call an LLMD to learn more. Treatment for Lyme Disease will typically include antibiotics, supplements, diet change and exercise. There are also alternative treatments that may work.
Whatever you do, don’t give up! We understand how you feel. Keep moving forward toward your healing. Stay connected with us and share your experience. We need your contribution as much as you need ours.
NOTE: Any information provided or received from the Illinois Lyme website, our social media pages, local support groups, or through email response is not a substitute for professional medical advice.