Arizona Online Support Group

is an online discussion group at Yahoo Health Groups
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This is a reference and support group for Lyme (and associated diseases) patients, their care givers, medical professionals, and anyone else interested in knowing more about this disease and how to cope with it. We are a service of the Arizona Lyme Disease Association AZLDA.


Larry and Marie presenting Dr.Cowden with an appreciation plaque for his talks on autism
and Lyme Disease treatment protocols at
the Tucson support groups meeting Jan. 2009.
To see more photos of this
and other events



Please refrain from wearing fragrances to the meeting,
in respect to our chemically sensitive members.

SPECIAL Meeting Notice


Phoenix Chapter


                                                           Monthly support meeting:


Pyle Adult Recreation Center | 655 E. Southern Ave. | Tempe, AZ 85282
*Southwest corner of Rural & Southern

Tempe Support Group Meeting

1st Saturday of each Month 1-3pm


 June 3, 2017 1-3pm at Pyle Adult Recreation Center, Prescott Room, 655 East Southern Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281
Jack Miller will be presenting

Jack Miller is a Certified Traditional Naturopath. He studied with Clayton College of Natural Health for eight years and graduated with highest honors in 2011. H is certified by the American Naturopathic Certification Board. His true introduction to the power of natural medicine came when he was enrolled as a patient in the highly successful Lyme Disease pilot study conducted by Lee Cowden, M.D. in 2003. E currently owns Natural Health Sciences of Arizona, LLC, based in Las Vegas, NV and Prescott, AZ where he offers cutting edge natural medicine to his clients.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------May 6, 2017 1-3pm.

May 2017 Community Gathering. May 6, 2017 1-3pm. Pyle Adult Recreation Center, Prescott Room. 655 East Southern Avenue Tempe, AZ 85282.


Dr. Mitchell, NMD from Lifestream Wellness Clinic will be presenting. Dr. Mitchell has completed training for diagnosing and treating Lyme Disease and the co-infections that accompany it through the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). He is a member of both ILADS and ACAM. His Lyme Literate education extends through ILADS, ACAM, and his naturopathic and pharmacy training. 
Thanks a free event, although donations are accepted.
 Our website is:
Questions can be emailed to: 
The Facebook group is Arizona Lyme Disease Association Support Network. Please follow us on Facebook also, at Arizona Lyme Disease Association

For more information please contact: 

Tucson Chapter
                                                           Monthly support meeting:


The first hour is dedicated to an educational topic,
the second hour is for group and emotional support.

Location: River Center Branch Library. Library is located at 5605 E. River Rd
Located at the northeast corner of River and Craycroft, on the
ground floor section on the northeast corner of the shopping strip.
Tucson area information-    Email:

Wellness First located at 3861 N. First Ave., Tucson, AZ

2016 Schedule
Suggested Meeting Donation $5.
Meeting locations may vary:
Dusenberry River Branch Library
5605 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ
(meetings at Dusenberry Library are 2-4 pm)
Wellness First
3861 N. First Ave.
Tucson, AZ
(meetings at Wellness First are 3-5 pm)
Please check the meeting reminders to find the location and time of the meeting you plan to attend.
Our meetings generally take place at one of two locations:

1.Dusenberry River Branch Library, 5605 East River Road, (Northeast Corner of River and Craycroft, on Ground Floor Section of Whole Foods Strip Mall.)
Meetings at Dusenberry River Branch Library are scheduled from 2pm til 4pm unless otherwise noted.

2. Wellness First, 3861 N. First Avenue
(the address is the only signage on the building...look for LARGE NUMBERS on WEST SIDE of road) Location is one block south of Roger Road on the west side of First Avenue. There is a large patio wall with address visible from the street. Also, there is a red mailbox right next to the driveway.

  • Fall/Winter 2016/2017


    April 8th, Saturday  

    Location: Dusenberry Library  

    2-3 pm Irene Kitzman MD, a local Psychiatrist treating adults, practiced for 25 years  Connecticut where she provided psychiatric care to many Lyme patients.  We are honored to have Dr. kitzman returning to speak to our group. Topic to be announced next month.

    3-4 pm Support and Sharing

    May 13th, Saturday  

    Location: Dusenberry Library

    2-4pm Support and Sharing


    We need your involvement. Help collect valuable data on Lyme disease. Your confidential input will help to make a huge contribution towards finding a cure. Currently we only have 72 participants from Arizona.  Our goal is 500 by the end of the year.  There are over 7,000 participants nationally and growing. 

    MyLymeData ( uses big data research tools that allow patients to quickly and privately pool their data to determine which treatments work best.  This research is expected to gather more data about Lyme disease than any previously published research study.  Its goal is to build a patient-centered research community.  That’s what patient-powered research is about!

    For an example on the survey's outcome relating to the frequency of misdiagnosis with other neurological conditions see a blog written by Lorraine Johnston





    The Lyme Disese Association announces that Richard Horowitz, MD, whose first book reached New York Times #1 Beseller in Science, just released his second book, “How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme and Chronic Disease” through St. Martin’s Press, February 2017. This edition contains important scientific updates on Lyme, other borrelia species, associated co-infections (such as Babesia, Bartonella, rickettsial infections, and Tularemia) with a new chapter on pulsing and “persisters.”


    The Lyme Disease Association announces its 18th annual Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases scientific conference will be held September 23 & 24, 2017. It DrFallonSm 640x794Brian Fallon, MD, Columbia University, Conference Directoris being held in Philadelphia, PA at the Hilton Penns Landing on the banks of the Delaware. Columbia University jointly provides the conference. This series of past conferences held in cities across the US have included the top researchers in the US and the world on topics that include Lyme disease testing, the mechanisms of disease persistence, Lyme disease treatment and antibiotics, biomarkers, neurologic and cardiac Lyme, case studies, other tick-borne diseases, epidemiology, and tick control. We will post 2017 topics in the upcoming months. Mark your calendars.  






    Jane Beecher's cookbook entitled, The Strong Women’s Cookbook available on Amazon. The book includes autobiographical stories of women who have struggled and are struggling with Lyme Disease and Fibromyalgia.

    Please consider pasting, "The Strong Women's Cookbook" to your Facebook Page, so that others may know about it.
    All profits will go towards the education of Lyme and Fibromyalgia doctors and patients
    The book is available on
    You can reach Jane at 520-529-0221 with any questions you may have.


    PO Box 35637
    Tucson AZ 85740


  • We hope to see you there!