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These Pictures Show What Lyme Disease Can Really Look Like

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The Mighty community shares photos of what their Lyme disease looks like.

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These Pictures Show What Lyme Disease Can Really Look Like

“The hospital told me they had, ‘no protocol for ticks’ when it was noticed, so it was left in my arm for two days.”

“This is me with my service dog Sonoma taking care of me during a seizure.”

“Lyme disease has caused me to have heart issues, hypothyroidism and hypertension.”

“I try to live a normal life for my kids. What it doesn’t show are the moments I went back to the hotel and laid down in bed.”

“This is my bed, I’m currently not in it, but I’m there 80 percent of my life.”

“This was during a painful spasm/convulsion episode I had that lasted around 30 minutes.”

“It was where my dogs and I love to go camping when a tick found my back. I don’t allow it to scare me away from the nature I love.”

“This was me at Disneyland. There never is a vacation from the pain, fatigue and horrible symptoms I deal with.”

“My symptoms look invisible. I never had a scar from the tick bite. I don’t even recall getting bit.”

“The dad they have now can’t do nearly as much as the dad they had two years ago.”

“I’m on the floor not being able to walk because my legs were in so much pain.”

“Lyme disease looks like years of unnecessary tests and procedures until you find someone who will believe you.”

“Lyme disease is never knowing what your body is going to do, or even look like, next.”

Originally published: May 26, 2017
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