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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‘Dear Hubby’ by Jannine Harris

This month’s guest blog is a tribute to Jannine’s husband and to all the carers in the Lyme disease community who support sufferers during their darkest days. It is important to recognise and appreciate what the carers of Lyme disease patients go through in the maze of this complicated illness […]

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A Bout with an Alien Entity

This month’s guest blog is by LDUK group member and osteopath, Robert Hale who describes the sense of invasion that often accompanies Lyme disease and as a health professional, gives a unique perspective on becoming a patient. He blogs at A Quack’s Diary. The experience You are lying in bed, as […]

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Travels Through Lyme Disease UK

This month’s guest blog is by Natasha Metcalf, who along with Louise Dean, co-founded Lyme Disease UK. Natasha reflects on how LDUK began, what the group has taught her as well as her personal journey with the illness. The past few years have been a whirlwind and a roller-coaster combined. […]

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Me and Lyme Disease

This month’s guest blog is from ‘Blah, Blah Blog’, written by LDUK’s public Facebook Page Manager, Rachel Bowerman. Rachel’s blog documents her journey with various health problems which lead her to discover she had Lyme disease as well as her creative ventures, hopes, dreams and travels. Back in February, I […]

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Who to believe when doctors disagree? – Sarah

  This month’s guest blog is by Sarah, from The School of Balance. I first became ill in 2013. My health deteriorated fairly rapidly and over the next 2.5 years I saw consultant after consultant trying to establish the cause. I was diagnosed with an every growing list of chronic […]

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Such a Long Journey – Shalina Agarwal

Shalina writes a blog on living with Lyme disease called ‘Down with Lyme’. She honestly discusses mistakes she’s made along the way and shares advice she would give others at the beginning of their own battles with Lyme disease. My entry into the ‘Lyme World’ took place about 3 years […]

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