Sophie Ward

What does LDUK mean to me?

As part of LDUK’s birthday celebrations, I wanted to share what the community means to me, and how it’s helped shaped my life. LDUK means the world to me. It was a place that called me family before I really understood my health or anything about Lyme disease. There were […]

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Julia in Dubai on a 'better day'

Meet the team: Julia Knight

In 1999 I was bitten by ‘something’ while on holiday at Center Parcs near Thetford, Norfolk. Despite being a senior paediatric nurse I had no knowledge of Lyme disease. Over the next few months I became progressively unwell resulting in me being unable to get out of bed, sleep, swallow […]

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Top 5 ways to help

5 Ways To Help Others

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Lyme Disease UK we are running with the ‘5’ theme… kicking off with 5 ways to help others. Helping others gives us all a buzz and we always feel better mentally and physically when we see others smile. These are often selfless and free […]

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A 5 Year Reflection

As Lyme Disease UK turns 5 this year, it only seems right to reflect on this period of time which spans half a decade and to take stock of what has developed organically over the years. I have to pinch myself everytime I realise that a Facebook group which I […]

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How Long Did It Take You to Get Diagnosed?

Lyme disease is still widely misunderstood by the medical profession. Through our awareness work, it is our wish that people are diagnosed more quickly so that they don’t miss the crucial window for early treatment but so many members of our Online Community have suffered for years on end, often […]

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Living in the Moment with Lyme

What is the most challenging part of living with Lyme disease? Let’s face it, there are enough physical symptoms that would be deserving answers to this question. Feeling so fatigued that lifting your arms to brush your hair is a struggle, irregular heartbeats thumping you from the inside your chest, […]

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