Yes, living with Lyme disease can be a daily challenge, but it can be done – in fact thousands of Canadians do it every day.
At CanLyme, we’re here to help you through every step of the process; from obtaining a proper diagnosis, to coping during treatment, to helping others conquer the disease.
Rules to live by:
Whether you’re receiving treatment for Lyme caught in the early stages, or living with Chronic Lyme Disease, these supportive therapies will help you fight the infection and feel better.
- Get lots of rest.
- Avoid caffeine or other stimulants that may affect sleep quality.
- Avoid alcohol or use in moderation.
- No smoking.
- Exercise to your ability when possible being careful not to overdo it.
- Modify your diet to include high quality protein and be high in fibre and low in fat and carbohydrates – reduce simple carbohydrates, use those with low glycemic index.
Ask your doctor for more information about what holistic treatments will work for you.
For many, living with Lyme can be a constant struggle. There are over 100 symptoms that accompany Lyme, but one of the biggest challenges is sourcing accurate information and support.
Steps to ease the road ahead:
- Talk to other Lyme victims.
- Educate yourself so you can share your experience with others, like your family, friends and doctors.
- Learn more about the various treatment options available.
You are not alone! Thousands of Canadians suffer the affects of Lyme disease from coast-to-coast. We’re here to help you learn more about your illness and to connect with others who are living with it.
Many support systems exist:
- CanLyme workers are located throughout Canada.
- There are many local Lyme disease support groups.
- Join the discussion on an online forum.