Episode 75 Lyme Rage with Mindy Harber

After her daughter’s mysterious illness, Mindy Harber’s family was thrown into the more mysterious world of chronic Lyme. With a nine year old suffering in extreme pain, and doctors unsure what to do, it was a dark road ahead. With over 300 000 people in the US diagnosed with Chronic Lyme (and more suspected left undiagnosed) Lyme Disease is reaching epidemic proportions. With Medical controversy, and confusion, this family was forced to navigate unchartered territory to save their daughter.

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • What inspired you to write this book?
  • What was your daughter like before she was sick?
  • What happened to your daughter?
  • How did her illness start?
  • When did you know something was really wrong?
  • What happened once you got a diagnosis?
  • Why do you think it wasn’t taken seriously?
  • Can you tell us what Lyme disease is?
  • What psychological problems did they say she had after they couldn’t find anything wrong at the hospital?
  • How did you feel when they were saying this?
  • How did Sophie respond to not being able to walk?
  • What happened once you got her home after the hospital?
  • What happened after she was discharged from the hospital?
  • How did Sophie’s behaviour start to change?
  • When did you realize that Lyme disease was a real issue?
  • How did you find a doctor to treat her?
  • How did you feel having the Lyme diagnosis confirmed?
  • What happened after the physical therapist came to see her?
  • How did all of this affect your family?
  • When did you see that the treatment was working?
  • How long did it take before Sophie was walking again?
  • How did Sophie handle everything?
  • How did this affect your family?
  • When did you realize she had hit a plateau in treatment?
  • Aside from antibiotics, what other treatments did you do to help Sophie?
  • How long did it take her to get better?
  • How is she doing now?
  • How can someone contact you/find your book?