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Lyme Disease Sufferer Looks Forward To Brighter Future With Pilot Study

Sunday 8 April 2018

 

From Australian newspaper the Midland Reporter:

 

Rebecca Vary
Lyme Disease Association of Australia board member
Rebecca Vary has welcomed the of a new patient
focused pilot research study in Australia.
(Picture: David Baylis)
 

Lyme disease sufferer looks forward to brighter future with pilot study

By Sarah Brookes
Midland Reporter
April 5th, 2018
Copyright © 2018

OVERWHELMING, debilitating fatigue left Rebecca Vary so tired each day that she slept in her car during her lunch break just to gather enough energy to get through her afternoon workload.

With no diagnosis from doctors, her symptoms were so bad she prepared her will and prayed that whatever ailed her would take her soon.

It was 25 years later, in 2013 that Ms Vary says she was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease, an infectious disease caused by a tick bite.

Its symptoms include severe exhaustion, nausea, chronic muscle pain, depression, anxiety, dizziness, seizures, rash and an inability to stand.

Ms Vary said she believed she was infected in 1988 at the age of 17 while living in Carmel.

She said it was difficult for people to understand the level of fatigue experienced by sufferers.

 

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