Lyme Disease Support Network
Welcome to Lyme Disease Support. Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. Approximately 10 to 20% of patients treated for Lyme disease with a recommended 2–4 week course of antibiotics will have lingering symptoms of fatigue, pain, or joint and muscle aches. In some cases, these can last for more than 6 months and can be quite debilitating. Although often called "chronic Lyme disease," this condition is more accurately known as "Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome" (PTLDS).
Our mission at Ben’s Friends is to ensure that patients living with rare diseases or chronic illnesses, as well as their caregivers, family, and friends, have a safe and supportive place to connect with others like them.
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Who is Bens Friends?
New Member Check In
New members, start your experience here. Introduce yourself and share your story. Let us welcome you
New member, old patient, still scared
New member who is suffering physically and thus emotionally
Diagnosed w/possible Lyme
Newbies Guide to Lyme Disease and PTLDS
Included in this category are resources written by members by members and notes from the moderators. We strongly encourage all members to explore these pages. This category will grow over time to include more and more information
Only partially positive?
Prescription Drug Savings
Lyme Disease and PTLDS Basics
Open discussion about a range of topics relating to Lyme and Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome.
New article on long-term antibiotic use for lyme
Welcome to Complementary Therapies! This is the place to discuss the array of complementary healing modalities that many of us rely on to help us live healthier lives. Whether you're looking to do more to promote your own health while undergoing medical treatment, or are waiting to get medical treatment and are looking to do what you can to feel better in the meantime, this is the place to post your questions and information. We will discuss everything from acupuncture and chiropractic to nourishing our bodies, minds, and spirits. This is the place to discuss healing modalities that can complement medical treatment
Vitamin c and salt
Prayer to Receive Healing From Lymes Disease
IV Infusion therapy
This is our new chat. Just reply. If you want to go to a private chat simply click on the mebers avatar and start messaging. You can invite others to join you. For now we don't have a "who's online" box but hope to add that feature soon!
Having a rough day? We're here to listen.
Hopeless in texas
Here we remember those who have passed and our past moderators.
Lyme Disease Memorial: Honor Those Who Have Died
Moderators Hall of Fame
Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive
Want to recommend a doctor, therapist, or clinic? Positive review only, please.
Newly diagnosed looking for LLMD on Long Island or NYC
How is everyone affording treatment?
News from Bens Friends -
Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - November 2014 Issue
Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - October 2014 Issue
Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - September 2014 Issue
Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.
Events of interest to Lyme Patients. Just email to have the staff add your event.
Prayer & Healing Energy Requests
A place to request prayers and healing energy for yourself or others, from our community of caring, supportive friends, for any issue(s) we deal with.