G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab at University of Guelph is looking for participants in study.

July 19th, 2018

Excellent work is being done at the University of Guelph and we at CanLyme encourage people to participate…

“The University of Guelph is currently recruiting participants for a study jointly offered by researchers in the Department of Population Medicine, and the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab. The study (REB # 18-05-008) will examine the interactions that patients and families have with healthcare providers in the process of diagnosing and / or managing Lyme disease in Canada. The concept of ‘client-centred care’ describes the partnership between the patient and his/her healthcare providers, continuity and consistency of care, respect, and knowledge exchange. This study will use questionnaires to evaluate the ‘client-centred care’ that patients received, as well as the symptoms and functional impairment they experienced. The goal is to identify areas for improvement in the delivery of health care in Canada. The study is open to anyone in Canada who is 19 years of age or older, fluent in English, capable of providing consent, and has / had Lyme disease (diagnosed in Canada or internationally). For more information, or to enrol in the study, please email gmlstudy@uoguelph.ca .”


  1. Carmelle Leblanc on said:

    I’ve been tested twice for Lyme Disease (Elisa) and the results were negative. I did have the Bull’s eye rash, which is an indicator that I have Lyme disease. I did receive 2 weeks of antibiotics but soon after completing the antibiotics, I experienced symptoms. Since the ER visit for the bite, my life has changed drastically health wise. I would be interested in your study.

  2. Debbie Simonds on said:

    I recently tested positive for Lyme disease, but probably contracted the disease awhile back. I did not have the Bulls eye rash. I am not getting any treatment because of what my physician says is a lack of knowledge re Lyme disease and the only specialist in the city has a one year waiting list. I have also been diagnosed with lupus. Do I have both diseases? Or one and not the other. My understanding is that the two can easily be mixed up. Not terribly reassuring. I have been increasingly unwell. I am very interested in this study.

  3. I was tested for lyme disease and the results were positive. I had the bull’s eye rush and I took three week antibiotic. Beside of that I still feel the pain in my knees and I have pronlems standing up. I went to the hospital in Montreal but the doctors don t know what to do anymore…

  4. Elizabeth Devine on said:

    On May 12, 2017 I had a lone star tick removed from my upper arm by Dr. Reddy at ER S. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. He sent the tick away and it came back negative for Lyme disease, I had 14 days antibiotics. I have since had a MRI of the brain which shows lesions similar to MS which is apparently a Lyme situation. I also had swollen lymph nodes also a Lyme or co-infection problem. I am tired all the time and my cognitive ability is waning. I ache everywhere and have trouble walking in a straight line. My head feels like it is underwater.

    In 1988 I came back from Florida with a large bull’s eye on the top of my left back. I went to St. Joseph’s Hospital in London ,Ontario because my neck was so painful. The triage nurse said I had a bug bite and to go home….I argued with her and said I had a tick bite and she said she would call security so I left. A year and a half later I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.

  5. I have had Lyme now for 6 years dr refused to treat me after the ontario health unit told me the tick and bullseye rash was Lyme tone treated I have suffered with a lot of ailments now with enlarged lymnodes I just want this nightmare to come to amend.

  6. Sandra McIntyre on said:

    I tested positive/reactive in 2011 after being infected in 2009. I am currently being treated by a cardiologist who dismisses the possibility of Lyme involvement. Would you be able to provide contact info for a cardiologist with knowledge of Lyme in Toronto area for another assessment of my condition? Thank you.

  7. I have been dealing with chronic illness for 4 yrs now. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Celiac HLA DQ which affects the Nervous system. Slowly getting worse. I was bitten by a wood tick and had the Rash. It was stuck on my chest for 24 hours without my knowledge. I have Episodes to ER..Was tested for Lymes 2x results came back Negative. I have had no life and unable to travel due to being sensitive to humidity, foods, weather. Swollen Lymph Nodes, Brain fogged and Lose my balance when walking. Head feels heavy and so foggy especially with dampness and weather. Memory, cognition, Anxiety, ringing in ears, awful body pains. I use to remember things easily. Now, i can read soemthing 3-5 times I forget it. Ringing in ears, Severe Migraines, Neck stiffness daily, Ringing in ears. Comprehension when reading or people explaining things to me. I lose my sense of where I am when driving at times. This is Not Normal.
    Unable to hold a job due to these factors. I use to be a multitasker, quick learner, Never sick. In 10 yrs in a job I was sick 3 days. Now!…its daily/ weekly, No Life.
    I am very interested in this please contact me.

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