26-year-old Celeste Clancy noticed a rapidly spreading rash on her inner thigh during a trip to Salem in 2014. Initially, Clancy dismissed the rash, thinking it was simply due to allergies or dry skin.
But soon, she began to experience debilitating pain in her lower back. Weeks passed, and the pain only became worse.
Clancy decided it was time to seek medical help. Despite visiting a multitude of doctors, from chiropractors to rheumatologists, she never received a diagnosis and her pain continued to become more and more excruciating. It got to the point where it was almost unbearable to walk and do other day-to-day tasks.
She became fearful that she was going to live the rest of her life in pain. Feeling like she was out of options, she grabbed her video camera and started documenting her symptoms. She would video tape her strange body tremors, spasms, and most worrying, her terrifying stomach convulsions.
“I was in so much pain I couldn’t walk and had to crawl up the stairs,” she said. “It got to a point where my body seemed worthless.”
Clancy turned the videos over to her doctors, and she finally received a diagnosis in September 2016. She was told that she had contracted Lyme disease, most likely from a tick bite during her trip to Salem two years prior.
She was prescribed a slew of medications to treat it, however, nothing seemed to relieve her symptoms or alleviate her pain. Although she had finally received a diagnosis, which brought an initial wave of mental relief, the drugs were doing nothing.
Strangely, her symptoms mysteriously and abruptly vanished one day. Soon after, Clancy learned that she was pregnant. The effect the pregnancy had on her Lyme disease was shocking. Check out the video below!