What is Lyme disease? NewsChannel 9's Nicole Sommavilla--who has the disease herself-- breaks it down for you. 

Test your knowledge with this Lyme disease quiz.

Lyme Disease resources

There are differences between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society about the depth of the disease, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it. These differences make it hard for patients to get on the right path and navigate the healthcare system. 

NewsChannel 9's Nicole Sommavilla has compiled a list of resources she turned to when she received her diagnosis. 

When it comes to your prescriptions, these resources may help cut some costs:

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Pparx.org
1-888-477-2669

needymeds.com
1-800-503-6897

Lyme Light Foundation - an organization helping people with Lyme ages 25 and under
1-650-348-5509

RX Outreach
1-888-796-1234

Global Lyme Alliance Financial Assistance 

Helpful websites: 

The Avril Lavigne Foundation 

Global Lyme Alliance 

Lymedisease.org

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society

Centers for Disease Control 

Facebook support group