Amy Tiehel

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Introduction If you are here you might have Lyme disease or have a loved one who is dealing with it. I hope what I've learned and shared will help you or your loved one get better. I was a TV/Film production person and then transitioned into acting. I made the move from Philly to L.A.in 2004 and was making "the dream" happen. But then in 2008 I was plagued by flu like symptoms every month that evolved into debilitating headaches, vomiting and 104 degree fevers. I celebrated my 40th birthday with a fabulous and fun party, but in the weeks after my life changed drastically. I had a scary E.R. visit and then developed Bell's Palsy. I had to move back home to Philadelphia, packing my things and leaving L.A. behind. I thought I would be returning in a few months to continue where I left off. HA! It is now 2019 and I have finally climbed out of the Lyme hole. I have evolved into a passionate advocate for Lyme patients, support group leader and writer. I am grateful to also have gotten back to filmmaking. If my experience helps just one person avoid getting as sick as I did, it has all been worth it.
Favorite Movies Under Our Skin :)
Favorite Books Lyme books I've read - "Cure Unknown", Pamela Weintraub. "Why Can't I Get Better?" Dr. Richard Horowitz, "Into the Woods, " Katina Makris, "Suffering the Silence, Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial, " Allie Cashel. "Coping with Lyme Disease, " Denise Lang.