TICK-BORNE ILLNESS: Alpha Gal syndrome
DATE DIAGNOSED: 8/1/2016
"I actually think it [the disease] contributes to joint pain and some inflammation I hadn't experienced prior to getting Alpha Gal. I also have increased reactions to bug bites that I hadn't had before. I had to change my diet and watch for cross-contamination. Another issue is that if I have a reaction, I am incredibly fatigued and zoned out for a few days following a reaction."