‘Finding Joy’ by Morven-May MacCallum

Author Morven-May MacCallum shares her guest blog with LDUK which was first published on the Short Books and Scribes website. Morven-May has recently released ‘Finding Joy’, a novel inspired by her own experience of living with Lyme disease. “Finding Joy is compelling and beautifully written, providing a telling insight into […]

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Getting Into The Water to Support my Partner, By Ben Bechtel

Ben Bechtel wrote a heartfelt post on Facebook recently about his experience watching his partner Lindsey struggle with Lyme disease. He talks about getting into the water with her, and helping her through the immense difficulties of life with Lyme disease. Thank you for giving us permission to share this, […]

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My Experience with Bee Venom Therapy – by Rebecca Hayward

  Bee Venom Therapy is a controversial alternative treatment used by some patients with Lyme disease. Lyme Disease UK doesn’t endorse any particular treatment and any opinion stated in our guest blog is that of the author. Do not attempt self treatment without precautionary measures and oversight by a medical […]

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Lyme Disease and Art – by Rachel Alban

Rachel Alban is an artist living with Lyme disease in the North of England. In this guest blog post she discusses her illness and the effect it’s had on her art. You can find out more about her work from her website. http://www.rkalbanart.co.uk/ ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade’. This […]

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A Mother’s Nightmare with Lyme Disease by Val Kellaway

Lyme disease often has a devastating effect on patients, but it also deeply affects friends and family. Val Kellaway recounts hers and her daughter’s nightmare with Lyme that lead them to setting up the charity LymeAid UK. A Mother’s Nightmare with Lyme Disease In August 2011 my only daughter Sophie, […]

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Lyme Disease Can Destroy Lives

For many people with ongoing health problems, life has changed since a diagnosis and they’ve had to adapt their work, adjust to medications and find ways to fit their illness around their lives. These are often the people you think of when you hear ‘chronic illness’. These are the people […]

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Congenital Lyme Disease

Whilst patients and some researchers suspect various ways in which the Borrelia bacteria can be transmitted, so far the only proven methods are through tick bites, congenitally and, probably, via blood transfusions. In this guest blog post, the published evidence is summarised on congenital Lyme disease. Confusion over congenital Lyme […]

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What happens to the 6,000 undiagnosed Lyme patients?

How many patients go undiagnosed in the UK? In the analytical research done by Caudwell LymeCo charity and Lyme Disease UK, to estimate the number of new Lyme disease patients in the UK each year, we concluded that the available data suggests a figure close to 45,000 people. Of these, […]

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