Your LYME and Tick Borne Disease (TBD) information source,
 for the Greater Mohawk Valley in Central - New York State, 
established April 19, 2015


To receive the latest LYME information and support, Contact / Register with the Mohawk Valley LYME Support Group.
When you Register with a FaceTime or Skype id, we will make an attempt to include you remotely in the group meetings.


MVLymeSG@gmail.com                                         MVLymeGroup@yahoo.com

Phone:   (315) 570-3402

www.mohawkvalleylymesupportgroup.com                                     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mohawkvalleylyme


LOCATION:  Monthly meetings are usually held in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Uticaon the third Sunday of each month from 2 - 4 PM. Check Schedule for current events and meeting locations.  We meet in the church library, and if you find the door locked, please knock loudly, we probably forgot to unlock it.  You may also call the above number for directions and more information.

SERVING:  Mohawk Valley, New Hartford, Whitesboro, Utica, Herkimer, Old Forge, Rome, Remsen, Boonville,  Lyons Falls, Glen Field, and all areas in-between.

LINKS:  LYME has been around for many years and these links will take you to other groups who have been dealing with this health issue.

CONTACTS:  We are a volunteer group, whose members have felt the effects of LYME and would like to help others avoid longterm health issues resulting from a lack of knowledge.  If we can be of help in your effort to achieve better health during or after a tick bite, please feel free to contact the group.

NOTICE:  Tick testing may save you concern about seeking treatment after a tick bite.  For more information:  http://www.tickdiseases.org/tick-testing/what-is-tick-testing/
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2017 Is The Worst Year For Lyme Disease Yet: Here's What You Need To Know

The reason for this may surprise you: mice.  (click on heading for more information)



In memory of all those who have suffered with LYME & TBD infections, we tell our stories.

See more of the LYME Patient stories by clicking headings, or select tab - My LYME Story / Local NY LYME Stories.

My short version would be: Never saw a tick or rash but symptoms were flu like sudden onset Labor day 1988.    R. - Utica, NY

     I was raised on a farm, spent much of my childhood outdoors and experienced many ticks through my teenage years.      J. - Boonville, NY

On 8/11/15 , late in the evening I  had a temperature  of 104 degrees and  my body hurt from head to toe.    I,- Frankfort, NY


Chronic illness has changed me. It changed the way I see the world and changed my goals. Even if the only goal right now is just to get better, I can’t think of a more noble one than that.

Read Kerry’s previous blog, “The High Cost of Telling Someone You Don’t Look Sick“.


A Must Read (click here):  A Deep Look at the Symptoms of Six Major Lyme-Related Infections



INFLAMMATION, HISTAMINE and a Treatment:  MCAD is a condition whereby the body releases an excessive amount of mast cells, which are immune cells that release histamine and cause inflammation in the body.


http://www.fox5ny.com/health/lyme-disease/167816324-story                                                                                  New Paradigms in LYME Disease

               Part One                       Part 2


Why persister cells matter with Lyme disease

"..the use of ineffective antibiotics against bacteria [is like] trying to kill dandelions with a lawnmower. "


Lyme Disease: A Hard Road to Diagnosis and Recovery   (Epoch Times)

"The ELISA test is the first screening, and it misses two thirds of the people that have Lyme."    A must read and an informative interview with Dr. Ann Corson, SE PA.  Dr. Corson has treated some in our group for LYME.


We hope this website will provide some valuable information which may help you to have a healthier life.
Lyme is an age old disease which has been newly discovered.  In many parts of the country, doctors are still just getting their feet wet in dealing with Lyme patients.  Unlike many ailments, there is no one treatment that works for all.  Many people are having relapses or continuing symptoms, leaving the doctors guessing what is the cause.  Help us speed up the learning process of the medical community by making people aware of Lyme and where they can get resources.  If you are a Lyme patient, please email us with where and when you may have gotten infected to help document the spread of LYME disease.  

We will be building a list of Mohawk Valley NY area doctors who treat Lyme and what the patient's experience with them was.  If you have seen a doctor for a Lyme infection, information on your experience with this doctor would be appreciated.  This information will be available at the Lyme meetings for those interested.  (Sorry, we can not disclose this information over the web.  If you cannot make it to a meeting, please call (315) 570-3402 )

The spread of LYME disease has increased dramatically since this 2014 report.  Also, this report is according to CDC guidelines which limits which cases may be reported and even those cases are not all reported because of the political issues surrounding the treating of LYME in patients.  

Ticks are spread each year by migrating birds, establishing new tick colonies throughout their flight path.  We must be prepared for this growing vector of human infections through prevention and rapid treatment of LYME and the co-infections.





Purpose:

The Mohawk Valley LYME Support Group welcomes all who have a concern about LYME and Tick Borne Diseases ( TBD.)  LYME and the co-infections of TBD are becoming a larger concern and more serious health problem of the Mohawk Valley, Tug Hill and the Adirondacks.  The Mohawk Valley LYME Support Group was formed in an effort to bring timely information to patients and families in these areas.


LOCATION:  Monthly meetings are usually held in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica, on the third Sunday of each month from 2 - 4 PM. Check Schedule for current events and meeting locations. 

SERVING:  Mohawk Valley, New Hartford, Whitesboro, Utica, Herkimer, Rome, Remsen, Boonville, and all areas in-between.

LINKS:  LYME has been around for many years and these links will take you to other groups who have been dealing with this health issue.

CONTACTS:  We are a volunteer group, whose members have felt the effects of LYME and would like to help others avoid longterm health issues resulting from a lack of knowledge.  If we can be of help in your effort to achieve better health during or after a tick bite, please feel free to contact the group.
https://www.ovguide.com/under-our-skin-9202a8c04000641f80000000092874d5
Watch "Under Our Skin" now.
The movie is praised for explaining LYME and what people are experiencing in the process of getting treated.  If you are interested in seeing or having the movie(s)  "Under Our Skin" or the followup movie "Emergence" shown, please email MVLymeSG@gmail.com




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