Living with Lyme

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.

  1. Get lots of rest.
  2. Avoid caffeine or other stimulants that may affect sleep quality.
  3. Avoid alcohol or use in moderation.
  4. No smoking.
  5. Exercise to your ability when possible being careful not to overdo it.
  6. 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.

Coping with Lyme

Get Support

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.

Get support for Lyme