Tommy Hilfiger – famous American fashion designer and founder of the popular menswear brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation – is no longer the only Hilfiger standing in the “lyme-light”. Tommy Hilfiger’s daughter Ally Hilfiger has recently gone public with her excruciating battle with Lyme disease.
Ally Hilfiger’s Brutal Symptoms
From the age of seven, Ally has experienced the wide range of side effects Lyme disease can yield. If left untreated, symptoms usually worsen and become even harder to pinpoint. Eventually, Ally’s symptoms got so bad she resorted to using a walking stick to get around.
“I couldn’t put lotion on my legs because it felt as if I was being beaten with a baseball bat. I was like an 80-year-old woman,” says Ally of her debilitating symptoms. “It had taken over every single cell in my body and in my brain.”
For years, Ally dealt with severe headaches, muscle pain, and chronic fatigue. Flu-like symptoms pervaded her life on a consistent basis along with mild insomnia. Yet, despite her chronic and very real symptoms, Ally was dismissed by doctors left and right.
A Common Misdiagnosis
Like many Lyme sufferers, Ally dealt with the repercussions of the tick-born illness for years without proper diagnosis. After struggling with the symptoms of Lyme for most of her life, Hilfiger’s psychologist was the one to recognize the symptoms as possible indicators of Lyme. From there, she was referred to a doctor and properly diagnosed.
Ally states of the common misdiagnosis of Lyme, “a lot of people don’t understand what it feels like and they don’t believe it.”
Several doctor visits sent her home with the diagnoses of arthritis, exhaustion, and even growing pains. The misdiagnosis carried on for 14 years until Ally was properly diagnosed at the age of 21. Ally was then treated with long-term antibiotics which, as an aside, do not always permanently remedy long term infections.
Now, like many other celebrities coming forward with Lyme, Ally is hoping to use her experience to help others suffering from the chronic symptoms of Lyme disease.
The Rising Epidemic
As celebrities go public with their diagnoses, more and more people are beginning to recognize their chronic symptoms as possible indicators of Lyme disease. At LifeWorks Wellness Center, an alternative clinic for the treatment of chronic disease, the prevalence of Lyme-related cases has soared.
Frustrating misdiagnoses can lead many patients to do their own research. With a Google search of symptoms, and more and more awareness of Lyme, it’s starting to become a tiny bit easier for patients to figure out that they might be suffering from Lyme disease. Finding a competent doctor who can treat Lyme is the next challenge. Many doctors are not fully informed on the latest discoveries and protocols for effectively dealing with Lyme.
Caring for the Whole Body
At LifeWorks Wellness Center, we approach Lyme disease holistically. Using ozone and other therapies, we have been able to successfully treat Lyme patients without the use of antibiotics. Our treatment protocol involves several treatments where O3 (ozone) is administered via Biophoton Therapy & UVBI treatment. It is a well-known fact that many chronic disease including arthritis, high blood pressure, and even cancer have been linked to critically low oxygen supply within the body. By adding the supercharged oxygen back in, you are give your body the ultimate defense to fight this debilitating disease.
Get Lyme Relief & Treatment
Although antibiotics have been used to successfully treat Lyme, long-term use—which is often recommended for long-term sufferers—also does wreak havoc on the body’s internal defense mechanisms. Ozone therapy not only treats Lyme, but also provides your body with the oxygenated environment it needs to wipe out secondary infections.
We have used ozone therapy to successfully treat many patients. It is both safe and effective. Read and view some first-hand testimonials.
At LifeWorks Wellness Center, we understand the effects of Lyme. If left untreated or worse, misdiagnosed, symptoms are exacerbated to the point where they affect your day-to-day functions.
Make an Appointment with a Lyme Specialist
Come to LifeWorks Wellness Center if you feel your symptoms match any of Ally Hilfiger’s or others described on our website. We can properly diagnose you and build a treatment protocol that will effectively relieve your chronic symptoms.
If you suspect Lyme disease is the cause of your incessant ailments, please do not hesitate to reach out. LifeWorks Wellness Center is dedicated to providing quality treatments that will heal you from the inside out.
Contact us at (727) 466-6789 to schedule an appointment or inquire online today.