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Learning About Lyme


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Recommended sources of support and information
  • Lyme Disease Association
    Dedicated to educating about Lyme Disease, and supporting research into treatment. Publications available at no or low cost, online or by ordering.
  • Lyme Disease Network
    Includes best general online support and information sharing message board, excellent set of links. Includes section to help find Lyme literate physicians and file area. Sponsored by Lyme Disease Association.
  • VTLyme
    Vermont Lyme is a maillist for Vermonters and folks in adjacent areas who have Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases. This is our support group for talking about the issues and problems that go along with having Lyme in Vermont, and sharing solutions, emotional support, and information. It is set up as a closed group, to protect participants' privacy. Subscribe at site or click here: Subscribe to VTLyme
  • LymeInfo
    Includes medical and research articles, news reports, support and activist information. Very comprehensive, and not all information should be considered validated. Also provides a non-discussion maillist with current articles and latest information. This is a good way to keep up with the various avenues being explored in relation to tick-borne diseases not only in the US but in other parts of the world.
  • Tick Encounter Resource Page
    Lots of informaton about ticks, how to recognize them, where they are, and how to protect yourself and your property. Not a substitute for self-checks, but good information.
  • Lyme-TAP
    Lyme Test Access Program provides financial assistance for people who might not be able to access lab testing for tick-borne diseases otherwise.

Being an informed patient (also see Physicians page)

  • Lyme Disease and associated tick-borne diseases: The Basics
    Pamphlet with overview of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including list of possible symptoms, from Lyme Disease Association of SE Pennsylvania. 15 page printable PDF. Spanish language version also available. This pamphlet is widely used throughout the USA and Canada to educate the public and introduce the medical community to basic information about tick-borne diseeases.
  • Diagnosic Hints and Treatment Guidelines for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Diseases
    By Joseph J. Burrascano, M.D.
    We recommend that patients print this out and provide it to their primary care providers. Dr. Burrascano is a prominant Lyme specialist on the many factors involved in diagnosing and treating Chronic Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases. This is not the only approach, but gives an excellent systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment options. Updated September 2005. The paper is available in pdf format for offline reading and printing.
  • Learning about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases

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online support and discussion group for people with Lyme in Vermont and adjacent areas