TICK-BORNE ILLNESS: Lyme Disease
DATE DIAGNOSED: 6/15/2012
"My daughter contracted Lyme at age 4 while playing near a stream in Japanese knotweed at our city park. Before being diagnosed, she had dark circles under eyes, a small bullseye around her tick bite, a full body Erythema Migrans rash and agitated and unusual behavior. It took 4 doctor visits over a 6-week period for [health professionals] to finally take my Lyme concerns seriously."