The TXLDA is providing this information as a courtesy to the visitors of this website. The TXLDA makes no representations about the accuracy or efficacy of the information contained below or on the websites listed. The TXLDA does not endorse any of the medical providers, goods or services mentioned below or on the linked websites. We encourage anyone who believes they are suffering from a tick-borne illness to consult a trained medical professional for guidance and to not rely solely on the information shared below.
What is Lyme Disease – Brochure
The Texas Lyme Disease Association has prepared a comprehensive brochure to introduce Texas residents to the prevalence and perils of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses in our state. We encourage you to study this brochure, print it for future reference, and forward it to your family, friends, neighbors, schools, and healthcare professionals. These colorful and informative brochures may be freely printed and distributed without modification for non-commercial use. If you would like some brochures mailed to your clinic, organization, support group, or for an upcoming conference, go to the Contact Form and enter the mailing instructions along with the number of brochures you would like to receive and we will send them to you. TXLDA is seeking donors and corporate sponsors for future printings of this brochure and the Spanish version. If you or your employer would like to sponsor this brochure, please go to the Contact Form and tell us what you would like to contribute. An acknowledgement will be prominently placed on the cover.
What is Lyme Disease Brochure – English Version (774k PDF)
What is Lyme Disease Brochure – Spanish Version (774k PDF)
Evidence-based Guidelines for the Management of Lyme Disease – Brochure
The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society has updated its guidelines for the treatment and management of Lyme disease with a patient-centered focus.
Download the ILADS Guidelines (336k PDF)
Targeting Lyme Rashes – Poster
While the classic bull’s eye rash (erythema migrans) is proof positive of Lyme disease, roughly half of Lyme patients do not report seeing a rash. And, if a rash does develop, it may not form the concentric circles of a bull’s eye. This poster identifies some of the other forms Lyme rashes can take. Permission to use this poster has been granted by LymeMD ,the Lyme Disease Research Foundation. If you would like to share this poster with others please contact lymemd.org for permission to do so.
Targeting Lyme Rashes – Poster (6MB PDF)
Too many Texans – including medical practitioners – lack a basic understanding of tick-borne disease. This trifold brochure [link to PDF] addresses the common myths about Lyme and other TBD’s from a layperson’s perspective and encourages people who think they might be infected to seek medical care from a knowledgeable provider.
Websites and Online Resources
Texans for Patients and Physicians Rights
Dedicated to protecting the freedoms of patients’ and physicians’ rights in Texas and throughout the United States. If you would like to join this effort please contact us and feel free to distribute these articles and editorials widely
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The following links all provide additional information about tick borne illnesses and Lyme disease.
For more information about Lyme disease, visit these affiliated websites:
View our YouTube public service announcement on Lyme Disease.
A compelling documentary about Lyme Disease sufferers.
A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, Under Our Skin exposes the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease and reveals how our corrupt health care system is failing to address one of the most serious illnesses of our time.
Schedule a screening.
Lyme Stories And News
Lyme Patients Stories
TXLDA has published a book of excerpts from the stories of Texas Lyme patients. This book is copyrighted and is not to be altered in any way; however, since our goal is education about Lyme disease, you may give copies to as many people as you like.
A pdf may be downloaded here.
The Lyme Times
The Lyme Times is a quarterly magazine published by lymediease.org, the California Lyme disease association. It is the best resource for current issues affecting Lyme patients. Subscribe Here.
Books & Publications
Comprehensive reading about Lyme, its diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Cure Unknown/Inside the Lyme Epidemic
By Pamela Weintraub
Paperback – Published 2009 – St. Martin’s Griffin
Bull’s-Eye: Unraveling the Mystery of Lyme Disease
By Jonathan A. Edlow
Hardcover / Published 2003 – Robert B. Parker
A compelling mystery and a riveting account of science in action.
Coping with Lyme Disease: Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Dealing with Diagnosis and Treatment
By Denise Lang and Kenneth Liegner, M.D.
Paperback / Published 2004
A good guide to diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Disorders
By Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner, et al
Paperback / Published 1997
A complete review of the disease and the issues from the Chairperson of the Lyme Disease Foundation Board of Directors.
Patient stories and Lyme disease history:
The Widening Circle: A Lyme Disease Pioneer Tells Her Story
By Polly Murray
Hardcover Published 1996
A detailed account of the history of Lyme disease.
Lyme Disease: A Mother’s Perspective
By Karen Angotti
The true story of a family and their struggle with Lyme disease.
Lyme Disease: My Search for a Diagnosis
By Linda Hanner
Lyme Disease: Time for Truth
VHS video tape
Details on this tape are reviewed in LymeNet Newsletter Vol. #5 #01