How 11 top NYC doctors missed my Lyme disease This is one of a series of guest blogs by people who have enrolled in MyLymeData.

By Dana Parish

A July 2014 wedding on Long Beach Island, New Jersey was the start of my nightmare.

patient-doctors-missed-lyme-disease-img1It was a beautiful weekend filled with love for two of our dearest friends who were, after 14 years together, finally legally able to marry. There was lobster and champagne and a crazy Gordon Gekko-style house on the beach. I sang a few songs, made a toast, and cried happy tears.

I woke up two days later, back home in NYC, with a crushing head and neck ache. It was weird, but I figured I would sleep it off and be better in the morning. It took a few days, but I recovered.

patient-doctors-missed-lyme-disease-img2That Saturday, I got out of the shower and saw a faint red circular rash on my shoulder with a bug bite in the middle. My knees buckled. I called for my husband, Andy, “HUNNEEEE! I have LYME!” He really didn’t think so.

I banged on my neighbor’s door, still in my towel, “Rachel! Look! Lyme!” She told me no way. But I knew, and I walked to the ER…… Join or login below to continue reading.

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