Matthew Goss's Lyme Disease Information

Matthew Goss is doing much better, and has moved on to other things. While this page is no longer being updated, it remains an excellent primer on the complexities of Lyme Disease for those just beginning their journey into learning about Borrelia burgdorferi and the disease it causes.



How I got it

Types of Ticks that Carry Disease

Definitions and Terminology

Symptoms and Tests


Herxheimer Reactions

Vitamins, Nutritional Supplements, and Herbs

Bacteria and Yeast


Costs of Treatment

Is There a Cure?

Is it Sexually Transmitted?


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I've put this page together mostly to organize my own thoughts and research. If it can help you learn about and understand the disease too, then it can serve a dual purpose. What I've tried to do is translate all of the jargon and facts into a useful layman's guide to the disease and treatment.

It is not meant to be an authoritative article, and by no means is it meant to provide any medical advice or diagnosis, or to suggest or recommend treatment procedures or drug dosages. What it is meant to do is give an overview of how the disease works and how it is treated. Breaking it down like this has really helped make this disease less frightening for me, and I hope it can do the same for you.

I'm going to start by describing how I got the disease, and how I came to realize I had it. This may help others recognize the symptoms, which I will go into in greater detail on later.


The Matthew Goss Lyme Disease Information content is no longer being updated by Matthew Goss. A new home on the web for this information is provided by Melissa Kaplan's Herp Care and CND & Lyme Information. Please report any webpage errors to Melissa Kaplan.
Last Update: 10/22/2004