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14 GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Frustrations of Lyme Disease

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I have been battling a chronic tick-borne infection for almost three and a half years now and there are certain experiences I’ve come to know that most of us share. I’ve put together some of these frustrations – and while this tick-borne disease isn’t funny, I hope these give you a laugh.

1. When you finally find a Lyme literate doctor.

Betty Cooper Yes GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

2. When you try to work out which medication you’re herxing from.

Confused Britney Spears GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

3. When you feel a new symptom and have no idea what’s happening.

Confused Chrissy Teigen GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

4. When you’re already out of all your supplements again.

Confused Good Luck Charlie GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

5. When the brain fog makes you forget something important, again.

Matt Leblanc Friends GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

6. When you’re herxing really bad.

Panicking The Oc GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

7. When it’s a full moon and all of your symptoms are at their worst.

Frustrated Taylor Swift GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

8. When you’re trying to stay positive about treatment like…

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9. When you’re trying to work out the pattern of your symptoms.

Random Winona Ryder GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

10. When you take a list of symptoms to your doctor like…

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11. When the pharmacist looks at you like…

Concerned Oprah Winfrey GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

12. And when you see the bill at the pharmacy.

Shocked Oh My God GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

13. When you have a ton of co-infections as well.

Angry That 70S Show GIF by Laff - Find & Share on GIPHY

14. But you fight the bugs like a warrior.

Retreat I Think Not Paris Geller GIF by Gilmore Girls  - Find & Share on GIPHY

All GIFs courtesy of GIPHY

Originally published: March 15, 2018
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