Ontario, Canada: ‘I thought I was going to die’: 3 Dufferin County residents battling Lyme disease hope to help others avoid similar fate
Apr 29, 2019 – by Alexandra Heck Orangeville Banner
“For three and a half years, Costigan suffered from about 33 different symptoms, including flu, neurological, spasms, headaches and more.
After a slew of testing and referrals to different doctors, there was a clue.
What if it was Lyme disease, one specialist suggested, noting that he wasn’t totally familiar with the disease.”
“I thought I had MS,” Evans said, explaining that her family physician could not find a diagnosis. She was sent for an MRI, which found white lesions on her brain.
After seeing a Lyme disease specialist in Toronto, Evans was prescribed six months of antibiotics.
“Finally, after two years, I had energy again,” she said.”