Episode 413: Lyme Liberation – an interview with Daniel Wagner


In this inspiring episode of the Tick Boot Camp Podcast, we sit down with Daniel Wagner from Cincinnati, Ohio, to delve into his challenging yet enlightening journey with Lyme disease. At 33 years old, Daniel shares his experiences from a high-flying career in the corporate world to battling severe symptoms that left him bedridden. Our special guest co-host, Alexander Brook Clark, helps navigate Daniel’s story from his active life before Lyme through to his ongoing recovery process.

  • Early Life and Background:
    • Born in California and lived in various states due to his father’s military career.
    • Daniel’s adventurous childhood and the influence of his parents’ story.
  • Initial Symptoms and Misdiagnosis:
    • Onset of severe symptoms like heart issues, nerve pain, and dysautonomia in July 2021.
    • Journey through 18 different doctors and misdiagnoses, including potential MS, POTS, IST, and MVPS.
  • Diagnosis and Treatment:
  • Living with Lyme:
    • Insights into daily challenges and the adjustments necessary to manage chronic Lyme.
    • The importance of diet, stress management, and self-advocacy in the healing process.
  • Advice for Others:
    • Tips for those currently fighting Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
    • Preventative measures for those looking to protect their families from tick diseases.