lack of a better term," she explains.
"It's really a collection of infections
that results in an inflammation that
becomes an autoimmune phenome-
non for many patients." Although
antibiotics cure some cases of Lyme
disease, many patients continue to suf-
grade fever, fatigue, chills, headaches,
not always. People can also develop
neurological symptoms that go undiag-
nosed for weeks or months, such as de-
bilitating headaches, facial weakness,
numbness or weakness in arms and legs,
muscle aches and twitches, difficulty
moving, dizziness, and nerve pain.
the threat of Lyme disease and dress
appropriately: wear long-sleeve shirts,
closed-toe shoes. In fact, Dr. Frid cre-
ated a product to protect her own
kids, DrFrid kidswear, a lightweight,
soft, odorless, breathable jacket and
pants pretreated with insect repellent
technology appropriate to be worn
either over or under other clothing.
body--but know that up to 50 per-
cent of people never detect a tick bite
prior to the onset of their symptoms.
The current literature says that for
someone to be prone to Lyme disease,
a tick has to be attached to an individ-
ual for 48 to 72 hours--but that is
incorrect, according to Dr. Frid. She
suggests that those who have detected
a tick bite should begin a proper course
of treatment without waiting for spe-
cific symptoms like a bull's-eye rash.
to learn so much about the disease.
That knowledge--and her ongoing
pursuit of an understanding of Lyme
disease--has earned her an invitation
to lecture at events held by the Inter-
national Lyme and Associated Diseases