In 1995, six months after my first child was born, I woke up one morning with pain throughout my body and flu-like symptoms. I was 32 years old, with no history of any health issues. I did all kinds of lab work, but doctors had no idea what was happening. That’s where my 27-year health journey began.
It took me four years to get answers.
Eight months later, I tested positive for Lyme disease, but my doctor told me it was likely a false positive. At the time, there wasn’t a lot of information and knowledge about Lyme—especially where I lived in Southern California.
For the next four years, I continued to go to doctors, seeking answers, because my bizarre symptoms didn’t end there. I began experiencing Bell’s Palsy (a condition that causes muscle weakness on one side of the face), nerve pain, chronic cough and sore throat, brain fog, and memory loss. Looking back, I was experiencing so many classic symptoms of Lyme, but I didn’t realize it at the time.