For most patients, battling Lyme Disease can be an exhausting process during their treatment phase, with the hope that life will return to normal as soon as they complete a regimented course of antibiotics. The CDC, however, estimates that up to 20% of patients who have experienced Lyme Disease may develop what is known as “Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome”, or “Chronic Lyme Disease”. Given current rates of Lyme Disease, this essentially means that tens of thousands of patients suffer from Chronic Lyme Disease symptoms each and every day.
Symptoms of Chronic Lyme Disease or Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome can include chronic fatigue, joint pain or stiffness, insomnia, headaches, depression, memory problems, and muscle weakness. As you can imagine, this can absolutely decrease one’s quality of life and limit their ability to function each day. To make matters worse, many patients suffer due to the fact that Chronic Lyme Disease can be seen as
a controversial topic by many practitioners, with lack of knowledge on the topic leading to under diagnosing or misdiagnosing patients. Many of the symptoms that present in a CLD patient are generalized and present in other conditions as well, such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Multiple Sclerosis. When a patient presents with many of the symptoms listed above, clinicians would be wise to rule out all other possible diagnoses that may be responsible. The International Lyme and
Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) provides information for patients as well as clinicians seeking more information regarding treatment options.
For patients that suffer from Chronic Lyme Disease or Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome, Trinova Health can help. We’re skilled in preparing compounded medications that may be helpful in the management of Chronic Lyme Disease, such as compounded dye-free antibiotics, transdermal antioxidants, vitamins and chelators (such as Glutathione and EDTA), N-acetylcysteine capsules, Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and more. Suffering from Chronic Lyme Disease can be a tremendous burden – you
deserve a helping hand. Contact one of our clinical compounding pharmacists today to learn how we can help.