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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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LDUK Receives Top Lyme Disease Blog Award

We’re thrilled to announce our inclusion in Feedspot’s top 25 Lyme blogs at number 14. So many fantastic global publications are on the list such as Lymedisease.org, CanLyme and Global Lyme Alliance. Our goal for the blog is to create quality posts about Lyme disease from a patient perspective. To help […]

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Lyme Ninja Radio Comes to the UK

Lyme Ninja Radio is ‘the #1 podcast for people with Lyme disease’. The well established show interviews experts and patients alike and this time, it has been the UK’s turn in the Lyme Ninja Radio limelight! They’ve recently featured two well known UK pracitioners and a UK patient. #121 Chantelle […]

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Testimonials

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY! LDUK brings together people suffering with Lyme Disease to provide guidance, support and a voice to us all.   LDUK has rapidly become the best place on the net for resources and support for Lyme Disease in the UK. The leaders work tirelessly to provide up […]

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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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In My Blood – A Story of Lyme Disease in the UK

    In my Blood is an in depth look at the complex and baffling world of Lyme disease in the UK, as told by people whose lives have been shaped by it. The piece starts with the difficulties surrounding diagnosis and how many patients took years to finally get […]

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Endorsements & Awards

  Countess of Mar Although I have no direct experience of the illness, I am aware that Lyme disease is one of the most unpleasant illnesses to have. The multiplicity of symptoms that are generated by such a tiny organism are bewildering to patients, their carers and, to a very […]

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Emma’s story

Emma Dolan, 41 Bitten in the USA in 2005. Health declined but still managed to still function at around 60%. Self employed because not able to hold down a job and was refused Employment Support Allowance –  deemed fit for full time work. October 2014, health deteriorated following a bad […]

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Daniel’s story

Daniel Hickson, 25 Began experiencing symptoms after a trip to the Lake District in 2013. Used to enjoy going to the gym and running and was a bodybuilder. Fell seriously ill in June 2015 with joint and muscle pain, abdominal pain, chest pain, neck and back pain, heart palpitations, rashes, […]

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Nicola’s story

Nicola Lavin, 37 Bitten in New York state USA when visiting in 2001. Came home unwell but then discovered she was pregnant and symptoms were attributed to pregnancy. Went into heart failure during pregnancy, so baby had to be delivered early. Recovered somewhat with heart medication but still didn’t feel […]

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