Tanya had suffered with Lyme disease since 2014, with each flare-up bringing new symptoms. She suffered from a variety of symptoms including:
- Weight loss
- Digestive issues
- Fatigue (no energy)
- Neurological symptoms
After a month and a half on antibiotics and 3 months of treatments at a functional doctor, with no improvements, she found LifeWorks Wellness Center.
Watch Tanya tell her story.
My name is Tanya, I am 44 years old.
I came here to LifeWorks for Lyme disease treatment. Battled Lyme disease unknowingly for quite some time, since 2014 is sort of my suspicious date.
I started with having classical symptoms that you hear about with Lyme disease, like swollen lymph nodes and stiffness, achiness, fatigue
and just feeling like I was constantly trying to catch either the flu or the cold
and I would get past that point and get well for a few years and then I would have another turn around where it would hit me again.
And with each, with each peak I would have new sets of symptoms.
And this last year in July of 2020, I caught COVID and got through COVID fairly well for someone who did not know they had Lyme’s disease.
It took took about two weeks but as soon as COVID was over with, I started with full-blown Lyme symptoms all over again.
And it was one big roller coaster downhill, I should say,
not really a roller coaster because there were no upswings, they were all downswings.
I lost a lot of weight.
You know with Lyme disease came the digestive issues and it’s still a hurdle today but it’s getting much better.
I just couldn’t get out of bed, I just had no energy to hardly do anything.
I was working from my bed. Thankfully, I was employed by someone who allowed me to be home during that time but…
Yes and then the neurological symptoms set in.
A lot of the muscle tingling and twitching and you know depression came along with that because I had been on an antibiotic, once I finally got diagnosed, for about a month and a half.
And you know at first when my, my functional medicine doctor told me she said I think you have Lyme disease, I didn’t really want to believe her.
But after taking a Western Blot that I’d had done was almost positive for Lyme’s disease, it was one strand shy, to University of Virginia they confirmed the same same feeling as that it was Lyme disease.
So then I recognized that the antibiotic and all the treatments that functional medicine was trying to help me do were not being successful and you know that went on from probably August into November, that I just finally said I’ve got to have something better and you know that’s treating me, something that could improve me.
So I happened to find LifeWorks and I looked at this place for several weeks trying to decide what I was going to do. It was hard being a full-time working mom to leave family and come several states away and leave everybody behind.
Fortunately, I have a mother who was retired and she could join me in my effort and even sought treatment here with LifeWorks as well and had great success too with her illness.
She had been bitten and had a tick issue too. It wasn’t Lyme disease but nonetheless she fared out real well, as well as I did and we both have great success stories.
I had many many happenings while I was here.
I’ve had two dental surgeries and I’ve had gynecological surgery.
Not at all what I expected when I came down here but I battled endometriosis for quite some time and that flared up and got pretty ugly right before I left.
But it was a great timing to be doing treatment and detoxing and recovering along with that surgery, particularly.
I have a family member who also had to go through the same thing I did back at home but without the support of the IV therapies like I had here, had a big hurdle trying to get through healing and I definitely feel like LifeWorks is what allowed me to be healed, you know through all those surgeries.
through, for Lyme’s for everything that you know to the point I’ve gotten to now, with getting better sleep, getting rid of pain.
I still have a few little small things to work on but I knew before I came that, you know, recovering from Lyme is just not a quick two or three month deal. It can be you know several years and sometimes you just have to have it in your mind that you know Lyme disease recovery is a lifetime of maintenance.
You’ve got to be on top of your diet.
You’ve got to be on top of exercise.
You’ve got to make health your first priority and you know I forgot that along the way with being a full-time mom and busy schedules but that’s definitely one thing I’ve walked away with, coming from here is that health is the main priority.
It’s what’s most important to all of us.
If you don’t have your health, you don’t have life.
So, LifeWorks has given me back my health, my life and I can’t thank Dr. Minkoff enough for that.
He’s very compassionate, understanding doctor and you don’t get that very much in a lot of other practices in modern medicine.
They all just either want to put a band-aid fix on you and send you out the door or schedule you for another appointment because you need more time because you have additional symptoms and you know that gets very old very fast.
It’s definitely not a course of treatment that anybody wants.
So, if I was someone that had Lyme disease and I was watching this video, I would, I would be convinced to come to LifeWorks because it’s a great place to be.