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Ontario, Canada: ‘I thought I was going to die’: 3 Dufferin County residents battling Lyme disease hope to help others avoid similar fate

Campers stand at the edge of the water at sunset watching the stars come out, with the CanLyme logo floating in the foreground.

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.”

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“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.”

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