Lori Conama’s story is like many patients, filled with struggling with the symptoms of Lyme disease for years and going through treatments that just aren’t working. Brain fog, heavy metal toxicity and biofilm were prohibiting her usual prescription of oral antibiotics from doing any good. Lori was diagnosed with Lyme disease 4 years before she came to Shea Medical, and she says that after she received some steroid shots in back (for an unrelated issue) and her symptoms got worse. Before Lori knew it, she couldn’t walk (started using a wheelchair), had blurry vision and couldn’t read. After taking oral antibiotics for 3 years, constantly switching, with a history of getting mildly better and then relapsing, Lori had had enough and took matters into her own hands. She searched the internet for Lyme Literate Doctors in Arizona and Shea Medical came up first. Digging deeper, she found that we use a unique integrative approach and she says that is the ultimate reason why she chose to come in. In Lori’s eyes, the IV treatments she received at Shea Medical saved her life. Lori had been under the false impression that her body would not be receptive to IV treatments, which is the root of all our treatments at Shea Medical, and the bioavailability factor makes these IV treatments the best form of introducing medicine into a patient’s body. After treatment, Lori slowly started getting well. She went from a wheelchair, to a walker, to a cane…and then she was walking. What we found happened with Lori was her long term use of antibiotics had actually caused her immune system to weaken. The Lyme disease infection in her body had lingered and her case of Lyme disease became chronic. The key to getting Lori well was our ability to treat the entire Lyme disease complex or what we call CLDC. Shea Medical defines CLDC as: involving one or more factors: Lyme disease; its co-infections; the reactivation of dormant infections, such as viruses, fungal and parasitic infections; and or an immune compromised state that can be further complicated by heavy metal toxicity, chemical toxicities, essential nutritional deficiencies and structural impairments as part of the etiology of the chronic disease. If you go deeper into Lori’s case you see that breaking down biofilms and testing for heavy metals were the keys to her recovery. It should be noted that our medical group is not the only proponent of heavy metals affecting brain function. Many patients all over the world, just like Lori, struggle with chronic forms of Lyme disease that occur when they don’t receive the appropriate testing and treatment. Tour our website today to see testimonials of people just like Lori who got better after receiving proper treatment for chronic Lyme disease.