Lyme Madness by Author and Psychotherapist Lori Dennis
Author Lori Dennis talks with Lyme Voice about the overwhelming and complicated trek that comes with having chronic Lyme disease.
It has been said that Lyme patients are victimized in three ways. Once by the disease, twice by the doctor and a third time by family and friends who roll their eyes and walk away.
We dive into that reality with Lori Dennis who has an incredibly unique perspective on Lyme. As a professional she has patients who have chronic illnesses. But she also has the perspective of being a Mother to an adult son who has Lyme. As a professional she has seen the chaos, expense and longevity of Lyme disease and Lyme disease complex.
The reality is that in addition to fighting the illness, you are fighting socially, emotionally, and financially.
~Lyme is a “Do it yourself disease”
~Lyme feels like:
Flu + Anxiety attack=Life with Lyme
~Lyme causes a variety of mental issues:
Insomnia
Anxiety
Depression
~Understanding Your Losses:
Careers
Self Care
Independence
Relationships
Opportunities
Finances
~Healing: A personal journey that requires emotional strength.
Meditation
Yoga/Exercise
Talking it out
~Book References:
~Man’s search for meaning by V. Frankle
~Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel G. Amen
~Lyme Madness by Lori Dennis
~Little Bite, BIG Trouble by Sarah Schlichte Sanchez
Bio:
Lori Dennis, MA, RP, and author of LYME MADNESS, is a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice in Toronto, Canada. Ever since her adult son fell ill in the fall of 2012, her only focus has been to help him get well. Little did she know at the start of this medical odyssey just how deep and unending this rabbit hole would be. While helping her son navigate his medical journey from “no answers” to continued recovery, she was determined to write this book to help others navigate this long and arduous path from illness to wellness?the overwhelming and complicated trek that comes with having chronic Lyme disease. She was also determined to provide a platform for other Lyme sufferers to have their voices heard in an effort to end the madness. A madness where millions are suffering around the globe while mainstream medicine continues to turn its back on the sick and infirm.
Visit Lori Dennis’s website at http://www.loridennisonline.com

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4 Comments on 038-Lyme Madness by Author and Psychotherapist Lori Dennis

  1. Amy Jo Moody
    June 16, 2017 at 5:14 am (3 months ago)

    Best Lyme talk I’ve heard yet! Thank you for making it happen. I have chronic Lyme & Cos for a total of 28 yrs (then more tick bites ~14 yrs ago) … only “figured it out MYSELF” just over a year ago. Since then, I have been doing EXACTLY what Lori has done and I’ve been writing about it, (while LIVING it, researching it AND treating myself naturopathically/nutritionally). I have not yet read ‘Lyme Madness’ (- I WILL), yet I feel like it’s going to mirror the “diary” I’ve been keeping, hoping to turn into my own book. Many of my own words/thoughts/descriptions/contemplations spoken here…. BRAVO! (Hope this doesn’t mean my eventual book will be irrelevant! 😉 )

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    • aaronlsanchez@gmail.com
      July 18, 2017 at 6:53 pm (2 months ago)

      Your book will NOT be irrelevant! Your message is so important for all of us who are going through and those in the future that will have to battle, this evil disease!

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  2. Laura M. Phillips
    July 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm (2 months ago)

    I live in a County in WI which is the Midwest hotspot for ticks and Lyme. And yet, in the local clinic, each doctor has a different attitude and approach toward the disease. I had my first, and worst episode, 15 years ago. I have not had a tick on me since because I am obsessed, and yet I routinely have flare ups. I finally found a nurse practitioner at this clinic who has treated me appropriately. My ex also has Chronic Lyme, and attends the same clinic. His doctor thinks its the “fashionable” disease of the decade, and refuses to treat him seriously. Same clinic. thankfully he has now seen the NP, and is on a good track for treatment

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  3. Shelina
    September 11, 2017 at 6:57 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Love ya guys can’t wait to read your children’s book you guys rock thank you

    Reply

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