Episode 320: Silent Suffering - an interview with Lauren Murphree
Lauren Murphree is a 29-year-old certified IV technician from Tennessee. She’s also the author of Silent Suffering: Finding God's Faithfulness in Chronic Lyme Disease.
Ms. Murphree was flourishing and working full time. She was an athlete and was very social.
Ms. Murphree was first diagnosed with Lyme disease when she was 9 years old, but it didn’t “wreak havoc” in her life until she was around 20 years old.
Some of Ms. Murphree’s symptoms have included neuropathy, neck and back pain, brain inflammation, loss of energy, jaw pain, tremors, sharp shooting pains in her head and body, heart palpitations, body weakness and numbness, cognitive dysfunction, arthritis, heat intolerance, memory loss, insomnia, chest pain, panic attacks, Lyme rage, depression, anxiety, loss of appetite, nausea, light and sound sensitivity, POTS, heart and lung weakness, muscle spasms, tinnitus, exercise intolerance, dizziness, and more.
Ms. Murphree’s Lyme relapse wasn’t diagnosed until her early twenties after two years of suffering. She was finally diagnosed with a Lyme relapse through a Western Blot blood test and an IGeneX specialty test.
Ms. Murphree was treated with Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN), Disulfiram, Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI), Bee Venom Therapy (BVT), Cowden Protocol (Nutramedix), various antibiotics, rife, ozone, and more.
If you’d like to learn how a young woman has used an arsenal of treatments to treat chronic Lyme disease and wrote a book about her experiences to help the millions of people suffering with this horrible disease, then tune in now!
PS Michelle McKeon, the Lyme Specialist, special guest co-hosted this interview with Matt from Tick Boot Camp!