Lyme Disease Is Baffling, Even to Experts

But new insights are at last accumulating

The Atlantic
Aug 14 · 30 min read
Photo: Ricky Kresslein/Getty Images

By Meghan O’Rourke

In the fall of 1997, after I graduated from college, I began experiencing what I called “electric shocks” — tiny stabbing sensations that flickered over my legs and arms every morning. They were so extreme that as I walked to work from my East Village basement apartment, I often…

This story is just a click away.

Sign up for a free Medium account to read this story from The Atlantic. Plus, get one more story in your member preview this month.
Already have an account? Sign in

The Atlantic

Written by

Politics, culture, business, science, technology, health, education, global affairs, and more.

The Atlantic

Syndicated stories from The Atlantic.

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade