Robert received years of antibiotic treatment for “chronic Lyme disease”. Over time, his symptoms worsened and he began to lose sight in his right eye. To hear more about his illness and find out the real cause of his vision loss, watch Robert's story at: http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/
Additional personal stories of Lyme disease include:
Lyme Disease Stories
One Man's Experience with Lyme Disease
John got Lyme disease on a camping trip with his son. He talks about his early symptoms and his diagnosis by his physician, Dr. Heaton.
A Summer for Healing
Heather got Lyme disease vacationing on the Massachusetts coast. Her recovery took longer than she'd expected.
An Unwanted Souvenir
Laura got Lyme disease during a family camping trip. She never saw a tick or a rash and didn't have symptoms until she suddenly experienced very serious knee and joint pains.
Ticks Strike Twice
Linda got Lyme disease once but was later bitten by another tick. Read her story to find out how she felt and why it's important to remain vigilant against ticks.
Feeling Worse After Treatment? Maybe It’s Not Lyme Disease
Robert received years of treatment for “chronic Lyme disease”. Over time, his symptoms worsened and he began to lose sight in his right eye. He was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor. Due to the increase in growth hormone levels during the three years he was improperly treated for Lyme disease, Robert has permanent musculoskeletal changes and suffers from heart disease, joint pain, and severe obstructive sleep apnea.