Lyme Dictionary


LLMD = Lyme-literate medical doctor.

Abx = antibiotics

Herx = aka Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction or “die-off reaction”. When spirochetes are killed off, they release endotoxins. The body is flooded & overwhelmed by these toxins & the dead bacteria, causing inflammation and a great increase in symptom severity.

Borrelia burgdorferi = the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease.

Spirochete = the phylum of bacteria that B. burgdorferi (Lyme) belongs to.

Bartonella = a Lyme co-infection

Babesia = a malaria-like co-infection

Powassan virus = is a tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus related to the classic TBE flavivirus.


3 Responses to Lyme Dictionary

  1. anonymous says:

    This website was very helpful for me . I’ve
    gone through many of the problems Lyme Chick
    has and reading her accounts of these helps me feel normal!

  2. Jerry S says:

    Love the website! I can only imagine the amount of time this takes. How about a page on Lyme media….articles and newsclips on Lyme??

  3. linda b says:

    Thankyou so much Lyme Chick. You are so cute! You have way of making me feel relaxed and just hearing your peacful voice as you relay the information and experiences you have and had drains the anxiety right out of me. Please don’t stop! Again, from the bottom of my heart, thankyou.God bless you!

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