This is a collection of Success Stories of people who have or have had
Lyme disease, or know someone close to them who has. Not all of these
stories are complete remission or "cured" stories, but they are successes
Some real names are used with the permission of the authors, and others
have chosen to use alias names in order to protect themselves. All stories
posted here are with the permission of the original author and are kept in their
If you prefer to express yourself in other forms, feel free to submit artwork
or photography! Whatever your medium is, please share! I created the Lyme
Expressions page particularly for that purpose!
Thank you all for sharing in your successes, big and small!
"I feel that I am a success even though I am still on antibiotics. I was
undiagnosed for 6 years. very bad neuro symtpoms almost misdiagnosed with
MS. Started antibiotics/herbs/supplements 2 years & 7 months ago and I feel
90 % better. I mostly deal with migraines and fatigue and a few other minor
symptoms but I am very functional now where before I was not :)"
~August 4, 2011
"While I'm not recovered from Lyme Disease by any measure, I'm having quite a
bit of success with the Byron White formulas. I was on abx for 14 years (more
on than off including 2 years of IV zith) and I'm feeling much better now on the
BW formulas which seems to be working as well as abx for the most part. While
everyday isn't great I am having some days where I feel as well as I felt on
antibiotics. The thought of being on abx for the rest of my life was a bit scary
especially with the breast cancer connection to abx so I'm really happy to have
an alternative that actually works.
Although I'm feeling better on Byron White, my health is a bit more tenuous
while on the herbs. While on abx, I was able to stay on track longer. On Byron
White, I can more easily relapse if I'm not careful, but I'll take BW herbs any
day over abx."
~April 13, 2012
"We aren't at great success but my daughter is alive and hasn't made an
attempt in over a year..When she became ill, I prayed to let her
graduate..Then to find a job, a boyfriend...In Oct she will be getting
married..So there is hope. I keep praying for a cure but I will be blessed to
have some remission. Due to it also damaging her pancreas, we still have issues
with high blood sugars. She is now a type I diabetic. And there are two good
days and one or two bad days...But she is here and not in her nightly fetal
position out of her mind and not suicidal or homicidal..Yes, we had that
too...So just remember, there is HOPE..Will she ever have a decent job...I
doubt it until a cure...But she struggled and passed an EMT class and now is
trying to give back. She has helped a few people that were in danger...Again
there is HOPE>"
~August 6, 2011
I had lyme, from n. ca hiking age 26=28, antibiotics and got well after 2 yrs of
debilitation, then it relapsed 2 yrs later, so severe,
after another 1.5 yrs of antibiotics w/ lyme md that time though I wasn't
getting well, meds can harm you too-
finally switched to chinese meds, sleep got better and 8 mo later found dr
naram, Ayurvedic medicine. I am now 99% symptom free,
and live well, for yrs, on his herbs only 4 yrs now!
~April 20, 2012
"I just published my first book entitled Kaleidoscope of Hope. It is an
inspirational guide for patients with any type of chronic illness. It contains my
story so readers will understand the difficult road I have travelled with Lyme
disease. The second part of the book contains twelve Kaleidoscope of Hope
Concepts for self-discovery and awareness. I strongly believe the book will help
patients take that first step out of the darkness of chronic illness and into the
light of realizing who they truly are apart from disease and rediscover their true
potential. The foreword is written by Dr. Robert Bransfield, President of the
New Jersey Psychiatric Association.
See the Press Release with a link to the book preview.
~ March 27, 2012
"About 4 years ago I had the classic symptoms of a new case of Lyme
disease... bull's eye rash and flu-like symptoms. These symptoms were missed
by my primary care doctor, and one year later I became severely ill and
disabled. A new doctor tested me and confirmed I had Lyme. Many mainstream
specialists had no idea how to treat my "chronic" Lyme disease - and I got
sicker and sicker.
Now, 4 years later, after being treated by an LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical
Doctor) I am 99% healthy again! I am back to my job, and only on a small
maintenance dose of medications. My life had been taken from me, but now it
is back. THERE IS HOPE - don't ever give up!"
To read full version: Don's Lyme Disease Success Story
~April 14, 2012
Marjorie MacArthur Veiga
I am a Lyme patient in remission for about 5 years after having been
undiagnosed for 4 years and in treatment for about 2 years. Due to nerve
damage, I was unable to walk during the time I was raising a baby and an
active 4-year-old. I went to 8 doctors, none of whom ever suggested I should
be tested for Lyme disease.
I now have returned to walking 3 miles, 5 days a week, and playing tennis. I
am currently assisting other afflicted families cope practically and emotionally.
Helping others is beneficial to one's healing.
Having great doctors, powerful medicines, therapeutic alternatives, spiritual
beliefs, and a community of caring supporters is crucial to restoration. I learned
so much in the valley--making friends, deepening my faith, and helping others
along the way.
~May 04, 2012
"My name is Annalisa. I am a 44 year old mother of three. I am a very, very
happy person, who has always been optimistic about everything! I have walked
around each and every day with a smile on my face. About 10 months ago,
that smile quickly turned to the saddest frown one can imagine..."
To read full version: Annalisa's Lyme Disease Success Story
~September 23, 2012 (Rev. September 15, 2013)