Singer songwriter

Infected: 2014
Diagnosed: 2014
Current health: “I am about 95 percent better. I am still on and off various antibiotics and Chinese herbs, but there is light.

Unless eradicated very early, Lyme is not curable. You strive to ‘bang it into submission,’ as my heroic Lyme doctor says, and hope not to be in the forty percent-or-so who relapse. -Dana Parish

Singer-songwriter Dana Parish, who has numerous chart-topping singles (including “Not My Problem” and “Let it Go By”) and collaborations with husband Andrew Hollander, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Celine Dion, Jacquie Lee, and Idina Menzel, among others, has also struggled with Lyme disease.

Despite early antibiotic treatment after discovering a rash in early 2014, she continued to experience worsening symptoms. Two years and many medical consultations later, Dana is again on antibiotics with a confirmed diagnosis of persistent Lyme infection. She is “fighting the good fight,” but making progress.

Dana shared her story in this February issue of the Huffington Post in hopes of helping others to “be aware and be vigilant.”


 “How 11 TOP NYC Doctors Missed My Lyme Disease


Dana Parish

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Her latest album, Uncrushed, can be found on iTunes and Amazon.

13 Comments on “Dana Parish

  1. Just wondering if this is a typo, but it says she was infected in 2014 a year after she was diagnosed in 2013? I’m assuming it’s the other way around, otherwise, how could they diagnose her without her having been infected yet?

  2. My daughter is 28 years old and suffers horrific nerve pain, brain fog, difficulty walking etc…..etc……. Same story, different person. It is heart-wrenching seeing my daughter become debilitated day after day after day. She is seeing an Internal Medicine doctor now and being treated with the typical antibiotics…Zythromax…..along with pain meds to control the nerve pain daily. She’s been given supplements but I’m just spending more and more $$ and nothing is changing; in fact, she is worse. My story is the same….gone through several doctors but now that it’s over 5 years plus, hope is dwindling. She wants to give up, in fact, many times has made the same comment…,”I can’t do this anymore”!! I know all too much about Lyme, as my older sister has had it for over 25 years. Her life is a matter of surviving. If Gary (your comments above) or Paul (comments above) wants to assist, direct …anything at this point as I’m watching my daughter whittle away. Thank you, Lost in Pennsylvania, Nancy K. HELP!!!

    1. I am afraid we can’t give out personal information (and encourage others also not to do so) but you can post public questions here and we will make sure to alert Dana to the posts. Best wishes.

  3. Please someone help me. I’m suffering badly. I’m very sensitive to everything. I’m 71 and have been suffering for 36 years on and off. Now my battle is worse than ever. I almost my life 3 times. I have no quality of life. Can’t eat without reacting. Can’t go out without reacting. I just want to spend some quality time with my grandchildren. I’m so inflamed my body burns. No one really understands what l go through.

    1. Patricia, please know that you are not alone and there are those who want to help. It can be challenging to find care-providers who understand Lyme (or other tick-borne infections) but they are out there and they will help you find treatment. The best next step may be to find a care provider in your area from the ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) physician directory which you can find here. We wish you health and hope. Be strong and be well.

    2. I understand, Patricia. I really do. Please contact ILADS like they said. Reach out to people and have compassion for yourself as you’d give to another person. Click the top right bars towards the top of ILADS site. There will be a section called “patient care.” You give them your email from there and they will email you back. I know this is lonely but you aren’t alone. Sign up for forums too. If you want, I am Violetfish on the PatientsLikeMe Lyme forum. Biggest Hugs, Love!

  4. I would love some support and anyone who has overcome these buggers!!!

    Just the other day I burst out into tears… no one seems to understand what I am going thru and my Dr. misdiagnosed me with fibromyalgia 20 years ago. I was finally diagnosed with Rickettsia in November and then it all made sense… I live in Canada and the drs. here don’t recognize Lyme, it’s crazy!!! I can’t live like this anymore. Please is there some help out there? People cannot suffer anymore!!! Let’s all fight like soldiers!!!! The war for a cure is on! Sandra Rush Kelowna, BC, Canada

    1. I will not repeat my story. I have documentation of every step of my battle from 1984-1997. Regardless of what is written, if a fast diagnosis isn’t treated with antibiotics, long-term is a horror story. I was cured in 1997 from a chelation therapy in an out-of-the-norm clinic no longer there. Obviously I have the formula and do NOT get replies from the 20 Doctors that treated me back then. If anyone is interested, I will share what worked for me. I am 78 years of age and do not have any of the symptoms that I had and they were horrific.

    2. Hi Sandra, I feel your pain and frustration on this disease . please call me I can help you get better! I Was ready to die but came back from the dead!

  5. Much less often now I review the state of Lyme news. I missed the Dr Phillips articles all last year. Thanks for being you.

    I’m a long term misdiagnosed sufferer now w/5+ years of slow but steady recovery.THC/CBD tinctures became a critical addition to health. I have had a first-hand conversation w/known bright neighbors who explained their conversation w/ Russian emigrees about inoculation in Russia from this biologic weapon created and threatening local residents after “nature got out” and escaped Russian control. I can offer little more but believe the hesitancy of US to fund studies is a slow walk or coverup. I suspect the US had this similar loss of control of the Russian bioweapon from the US weapons research lab on Long Island or now could easily imagine the Russians letting it loose in CT/ NY intentionally. Best Wishes, Peter H

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