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My Experience with Lyme Disease

November 16, 2019

Hey guys, it’s Justine for this video. I wanted to share with you my experience with having lyme disease Which is when you’re bit by a tick because my experience. I just recently realized was so bizarre and It’s the sort of thing where you want to get it diagnosed early because then you can be completely cured Because it’s if it’s diagnosed later, and it’s one that doesn’t have a lot of obvious symptoms But the later it is diagnosed then the less chance of curing it completely So what happened is I was living in New Jersey a Few years ago And I would take my little dog sadie out to walk often and there was lots of woods and deer and things like that and granted we were never next to the deer but Apparently, they were there all the time and one day, I woke up and I found a tick in my bed which was number one disgusting but number two. Just freaked me out so I was like did I get bit while I was sleeping and I had no idea and I didn’t really think much of it because I never got it’s called the bullseye. Which is like a red Bullseye on your body that’s typically could be one of the symptoms, and I never got that so I really didn’t think about anything But for the next two weeks. I felt my main symptoms were I was really tired I had this stiff neck back here, and it was just [it] was very strange was very strange feeling and The main Symptom I had which was interesting is that any time I ate anything? I felt like it got stuck right here, so and my stomach would kind of hurt so I could eat You know a carrot or a cracker or you know something healthy, you know soup or something, but whenever whatever I ate It always hurt right here, so I actually couldn’t eat very much And it was very strange now the way that this the way things happen, and there’s always somebody upstairs looking out for you I believe I Had just started going to I I wanted to try out colonics for cleansing I know they’re kind of weird, but I found this place in New Jersey And I went in to check it out, and I asked the lady who owned the place. I said well how in the world Honestly do you get into this and she said well, what happened is Four years ago my family there was there’s four of them in her family and They were all Something was wrong with them they they kept going from doctor to doctor nobody could figure out what what the issue was? but they were just getting sicker and sicker and sicker and They’ve tested four [lions] and all these things because what can happen to is when you first test for it You can get a false negative which means you [really] have it, but it comes up negative But anyway So in her quest to try to cure her family because she was in another field before that she discovered that colonics helped Rid the body of the Toxins and and Through finally being diagnosed with it and changing their diet and doing all these [things] and adding the colonics she was able to cure her entire family of that so she attributed colonics to helping them cure each other so that That’s one like so that’s how you can do this because it’s a strange. I mean honestly it’s a strange business But so I had just seen her and found out that story and then I had this stiff neck thing and I found the tick And I happened to have an appointment scheduled with her and I went in and she’s like there’s something off with you It’s like really. I mean I didn’t know this woman from anything. I’d only met her [once] and she said well I know you’re in the health and [fitness] industry and your wellness person and you know you’re just there’s something off with you I’m like yeah, I don’t feel like myself. I’m tired my neck hurts. Just like my head hurts I’m just tight and weird and she said we’ll go get tested okay and granted after my reading I knew that Chances are the tests could come out Negative even if it was positive, so I was praying I’m like okay. God, if I do have it, please let it be positive so I show up at the doctor and I felt you know kind of weird because I didn’t have the red eye in the Bull’s eye and Describing my symptoms and the doctor you know half of them don’t pay any attention sheet for more than 30 seconds I’m like I just want this test. He’s like okay. Fine, so a few days later I’m literally driving to go to the airport to go to Miami for a vacation and I get a phone call It’s the doctor’s office and said we have your results I said Oh really what and she said well you tested positive for limes and I’m driving like uh-huh this is when you could be on the phone in New Jersey so don’t worry about that um and And I say okay so what’s the regimen and she said we have to go on antibiotics for 30 days and Me being a non medicine person unless it’s absolutely an emergency was sort of having a freakout [I] Said okay, well, I’m going to Miami right now Could we call in a prescription down there? So we did work it out? So I mean you can’t really when you’re on medicine You can’t drink so Miami without alcohol is an entirely new experience It’s so fun, but it’s not the same so I get to Miami and I go get my Prescription so the initial antibiotic is like the standard one that everybody’s prescribed and I called the colonic lady I said well, this is what they gave me. What do you think she’s like no? No, you don’t want that when you want this other one begins with the “D” So that’s the one that I took for 30 days now granted being a help person I knew that taking antibiotics Can really you know can cause yeast infections and can cause yeast overgrowth and and sugar and carbs cravings and all these things Because antibiotics kill all the Bacteria in your body Not just the good stuff it kills good and the bad I mean not just the bad stuff So I asked her about that as well, so what I did is I had to take the antibiotic three times a day So I would take the antibiotic and then a few hours later. I would take a super high dose of probiotics There’s this brand called Raw which I love it’s refrigerated. You can find it in any health food store, or vitamin shop or any of those it’s like 85 billion good Bacteria per serving, So take the antibiotic few hours later take the probiotic few hours later Take the Antibiotic and so on and so forth so I had six different things that I was doing during the course the day You don’t want to take him at the exact same time you just want to space them out, so Honest-to-goodness, 30 days of that, I did not get a single yeast infection I did notice there was probably a little bit used overgrowth just because I started to crave sugar and simple carbs at the very end of the 30 days, but for going that long and not having crazy cravings, that’s pretty darn good and What’s interesting too is when your body is fighting a disease like that It creates extra cortisol in the body which creates belly fat and a person can gain weight So I did put on a few pounds even though I was exercising even though I was eating right and doing all the things that I was supposed to do but that’s just because the body is fighting so hard to To heal itself and I finally found if you ever knew do you need a doctor There’s a specialist in New Jersey since what he specializes in he’s awesome. So after the end of the 30 days I went back to him and I had all these additional tests There’s like three or four different things they test for just to make sure that there’s nothing left in the body Because luckily again. I caught it within two weeks of being bit So I’m completely cured But he said that sometimes if a person especially if it’s undiagnosed for a while They could put on like a hundred pounds in just a few months because that’s how much stress the body’s under fighting this autoimmune disorder So I just thought that that would be helpful For somebody to know that number one you can be cured of it and number two if you’ve been Camping or in some sort of woodsy area or been around deer or hunting or whatever it is and you? Feel a little tired you feel off like just some things your your joints ache and you’re just not right You might want to get tested for it because you never know you just go to the regular doctor You ask for a western blot for Lyme, and then if it shows up negative And you’re still not feeling right, then you can go see a specialist all right? So I’m Justine my website is Also I’m on Facebook under Happy Healthy People. And I like to post videos to help as many people as possible be happy and healthy. Aright, I’ll talk to you soon!


  • Reply Jerusha December 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    That's odd I lost weight instead of gained weight, still struggling with lymes though atm.

  • Reply 7digitalSunday March 13, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    flu like symptoms and muscle stiffness. two big symptoms.  consider yourself lucky you caught it soon enough.  
    interesting your saying antibiotics caused weight gain. it well known in the animal industry that abx will put weight on animals and they are fed abx for that purpose. i was just reading this article.  my guess is the abx kills some good probiotic bacteria that would help digest food properly which instead turns into fat and is stored in the body, that is just a theory..  utube now allows links.

  • Reply Jack .Stravinsky April 25, 2014 at 9:19 am

    You are awesome, thanks for the story!

  • Reply Justine SanFilippo July 26, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Hi everyone!  I'm so glad to read that this video is helping people.  If anyone needs an AWESOME specialist in Lyme disease, you can see the doctor I saw.  His name is Dr. Eugene Eskow.  He's located in Flemington, NJ.  Address: 4 Walter E Foran Blvd, Flemington, NJ 08822.  Phone:(908) 782-7625

  • Reply Justine SanFilippo July 26, 2014 at 5:08 am

    One thing I'd like to add is that since I had to be on antibiotics for 30 days, I developed candida ( a yeast overgrowth) that actually wasn't diagnosed until a few months ago.  I had no idea that it could stick around for several years undetected!!  So, I found an awesome integrative doctor and we have done some treatments to kill the candida. I now have no brain fog, my stomach got slimmer, I have NO SWEETS CRAVINGS (yeast feeds on sugar), which is amazing, and I lost weight.  So, if you have to be on antibiotics for a long time 1) be sure to take probiotics daily and 2) get tested for candida after you are done and treat it. 🙂

  • Reply John Cosolito November 7, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Thank you for sharing you experiences. I went un-diagnosed for 15 years. Seems we go to the same doctor. He has been treating me for the past five years, and has saved my life.

  • Reply alan M December 10, 2014 at 4:49 am

    I've been bitten by a tic like possibly 14 years ago. As the years gone by I've been getting symptoms thats worsening like super stiff neck, tension type headaches, facial pain, earaches and body ache. I've also once did a Lyme Disease test but they came back negative but still believe I have Lyme or something. I've been in so much pain living with a undiagnosed symptom but sounds so much like lyme. What do you think?

  • Reply Joe meats December 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Shes hot lol, My question isdoes every tick carry something whether its lyme or anything else?

  • Reply teena333 January 1, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Hi, I was wondering if you can give me the name of the test they gave you after. According to my Dr he says the the antbodies stay in your body for years so to run a test would be ignorant of him, Mine was caught very early and i was fine for a while. But did boot camp ib the dunes by the ocean and it started again, just worse. I sprayed deet but wonder if i may have gotten it again bc now my symptoms are worse. Stiff neck, trap muscle pain, 3 months lower back and I also have the IBS and pain right where you explained on your stomach. Sometimes feeling like its full & hot. Did you have any sensations on your face?

  • Reply Missy Wiley April 8, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I saw a video on YouTube of a young woman with Lyme Disease having "seizures" Do ppl with Lyme Disease have seizures? I don't have it, thank God.

  • Reply Nicholas Meyers August 7, 2015 at 4:11 am

    I'm living in New Jersey now and was bitten by a tick two months back . About a month ago I went on Workman's comp. for plantar-fasciitis fibramotosis [it's suspicious because it came on suddenly] ; did you have any acute heel / foot-pain at all ? I'm also havin' over a dozen other symptoms that correlate to Lyme's that have surfaced just within the last week . I'm kinda alarmed since my Doc didn't do an MRI as well as the fact that I tested negative for Lyme's twice before in '06 and '10 . I did take anti-biotics just to be safe back then .

  • Reply Nae Ru December 23, 2015 at 2:11 am

    same thing with me…food stuck and severe chest pain.

  • Reply Mister EIE January 5, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Hi Justine……I just wanted to say a couple of things. First and foremost, I'm glad you feel well now, and I sure do hope you stay that way. Secondly, thank you for trying to help out with this video, it will mostly help those who have recently been bit. However, there are those of us with chronic late stage Lyme Disease that have been there and done that many times over. In other words, we have tried just about anything and everything you can think of, and some things you can't think of, to get well. I am in my 7th year of trying to eradicate this crap from my body, and once you've reached that stage, it pretty much becomes a life long commitment. Now the Million Dollar question: Do you think that this Dr. you are recommending has any experience in dealing with the long term version of this illness? I am only about a 3 hour drive from Flemington, NJ, so if he is worth the trip then I will surely make it. Problem is that I have experienced too many "doctor's" who thought they could help, and they were either too ignorant, too expensive, or both. Please give me the straight truth, as you see it, about your Dr.'s potential for helping those of us with chronic Lyme……….Thanks and please stay well.

  • Reply Paul Kitas March 7, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Justine, I am not as lucking I has some many bullseyes on me I looked like a target.. Then after a few years I went to wash my hair and fell in the shower. Then my legs started getting real weak. After 4 years of this I demanded a test. Positive of course. I can barely walk or stand for longer that 5min. I never got a good description of cortisol. I got a MRI and it came back with excessive fat on my spine caused by a cortisol imbalance, thanks I need a cure for this, my legs are like jelly

  • Reply Emelia Kennedy May 5, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    whats the name of the dr in jersey?

  • Reply Sky1 June 7, 2016 at 1:04 am

    I had been feeling very tired especially after I ate. Only had that cramping thing once and pulled a tick off me recently.

  • Reply spiritQueen August 3, 2016 at 4:01 am

    omg, that's so similar to what I'm going through. I actually had a feeling I had lyme, and I was thanking God that they told me.but I have a pill phobia so I cried for hours the first time I had to take antibiotics lol. it sucks because I wanna drink soo bad but I cant, I'm on a months worth of antibiotics, however if this doesn't work I will be consulting a natural doctor who had lyme himself.

  • Reply Fog Duker October 12, 2016 at 3:42 am

    glad your doing well . iam just going to see a specialist next week .

  • Reply D.P.T. February 5, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Along with you neck issues, did you have a constant headache mainly in your temples & above your top teeth? Thank you!

  • Reply Matt Velain March 7, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Hi, hope you see this. Did you have any shortness of breath? I have alot of the lyme disease and the upper abdomen pressure.

  • Reply bloodynose 666 March 27, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    what if you got bit by 2 fleas or is it only ticks?

  • Reply Matt Velain April 8, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Hi, I had a question about the test you had performed. did the Dr just give you a random test? or did he send it to a specialty lab? I hear alot of issues with just asking for a lyme test.

  • Reply LivinWithLyme Daily July 7, 2017 at 11:06 am

    The antibiotic with a " D " is Doxycycline. Anyone who suspects Lyme should take a 3 to 4 week course.

  • Reply Natra October 27, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Hi Justine, I was tested for the Western Blot and game up positive on the Igm but negative on Igg and the neurologist who ordered it rushed to saying it's a false positive despite my MANY neurological issues over the last few months which have led me to the ER twice. I ended up getting a spinal tap and there is 1 oligoclonal band where the normal range is 0-1. Although there is only 1, I do believe this could be a sign of inflammation so I"m seeking out a LLMD in the Bay Area. Thanks.

  • Reply Jenni February 15, 2018 at 4:58 am

    If anyone would like to get tested for Lyme Disease there is a Lab in California that specializes in Lyme Disease. Most general labs at hospitals etc… will give you a false Negative! The name of the lab is IGENEX! Here is the link to order a test!
    I also recommend watching a documentary on Lyme Disease here on YouTube called “Under Our Skin” Part 1 and Part 2! It will give you a good idea on what exactly Lyme Disease does to you and some of the most extreme cases! I hope this can help someone who is sick and doesn’t know why!

  • Reply Sharkson77 February 18, 2018 at 4:45 am

    I had headaches and occasionally fever but it was a very stressful time in my life and this happened a year ago

  • Reply Scott Davis April 24, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    When I got lymes disease, I did have a bullseye rash. Other symptoms not mentioned I had, was when I tried to sleep my heart would flutter, and body kind of jerked. Also, my pee was very very dark. Almost brown, and flu like/ with chills mentioned by others. The antibiotics I was given was called doxycycline, and it would make me puke in the morning whether I ate or not. Anyway, after 30 days I was lymes free. My situation is when its caught early!

  • Reply Jenna Durban June 4, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I just started a Lyme Channel on YouTube so if you have any advice for me I would really appreciate it ? because fuck Lyme!

  • Reply C Flannigan July 23, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Very important video, thank you for making this video!

  • Reply Colette0404 August 18, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    who is the doctor?

  • Reply creative solutions May 11, 2019 at 1:09 am

    See the documentary under our skin

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