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  11/06/2013      01:00 pm

Lyme Light Radio with Host Katina Makris: A Lyme Disease Success Story with Laura Wild

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Laura Wild

Laura Wild

Laura Wild is a freelance writer, medical student, and Lyme disease patient advocate from northern New York. Her dramatic story has been featured on the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel's "Mystery Diagnosis" which chronicles her bitter fight for survival through a nightmare of complex medical diagnoses. She saw over 50 doctors on her quest for a diagnosis, and was deemed a "medical mystery". Laura was misdiagnosed as having fibromyalgia FMS, Addison's disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis RA, Multiple Sclerosis MS, chronic fatigue syndrome CFS and countless others. Determined to seek out the cause of her vast array of symptoms, she researched various chronic illnesses on the internet and began to read into the possibility of tick borne diseases. The more she read, the more things seemed to make logical sense. Because of Laura's outdoor pursuits, she had dozens of tick bites in her life, all of which had been dismissed by her onslaught of doctors. For almost a decade Laura was essentially diagnosed as having a "symptoms" because chronic fatigue always has a cause.

Finally, after suffering needlessly for ten years being diagnosed with symptoms and syndromes Laura went to see her Lyme Literate Medical Doctor LLMD, Dr. Joseph J. Burrascano Jr. Dr. B discovered she had been infected with Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and bartonella infection. By the time she got in to see Dr. Burrascano, Laura was completely disabled, and had zero quality of life. Dr. Burrascano was and is Laura's guardian angel, and his experience with tick-borne disease treatment saved her life. After 5 years of aggressive antibiotic treatment, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy HBOT, Laura is now a medical student and a volunteer in the Lyme disease community helping other people receive the education, strength and support they need to work on healing. Laura's Lyme disease story and advocacy website is which is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary.