New ILADS Guidelines

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) have produced new evidence-based guidelines for the management of patients with Lyme disease. The guidelines address three clinical questions; The usefulness of antibiotic prophylaxis for known tick bites The effectiveness of erythema migrans treatment The role of antibiotic retreatment in patients with persistent manifestations of […]

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Question of Perspective – Laura Brown

Many thanks to Laura Brown for this post showing how important it is to keep perspective on our illness and to see the positives. You can read more of her blog over at  http://lauralyme.tumblr.com which also links to her fundraising campaign for Lyme disease treatment.   A Question of Perspective   […]

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Worldwide Lyme Disease Protests – UK 2014

Over the weekend of 16th and 17th May, the UK hosted two protests in Manchester and London. These events were part of the Worldwide Lyme Disease Protests to raise awareness and protest against the flawed IDSA Lyme disease diagnostic and treatment guidelines which influence UK policy on Lyme disease. Despite […]

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NHS National Referral Clinic To Close

The NHS National Lyme Disease Referral clinic that has been open for just 6 months has closed. We had heard reports from patients of the clinic that the service was going to be discontinued in its present form from February 2014 onwards. In late February we asked Dr Dryden what […]

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Lyme disease awareness month & UK protest promotional graphics

Our group members have been busy making promotional graphics and banners for the upcoming Lyme disease awareness month of May and the UK’s part in the Worldwide Lyme Disease Protest. We encourage them to be widely shared both on and off the internet. More information can be found about the protest […]

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Worldwide Lyme Disease Protest 2014

In the UK, Lyme disease isn’t well known and the mainstream view remains, especially amongst Infectious Disease consultants that the disease is hard to catch and easy to treat. The public are largely unaware of tick bite prevention or the seriousness of Lyme and associated diseases. We protest to try […]

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Moving the goal posts – Sophie Grace Kellaway

Moving the goal posts by Sophie Grace Kellaway Recently I’ve noticed that as I’ve been recovering, I’ve been changing my targets for wellness. By moving the goalposts without even realising, I’ve been feeling like I’ve not been making progress. Only when I’ve stopped to think about the real changes can […]

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You never know – Jas Matthews

Happy new year! Our next guest blog is from UK patient and LDUK group member Jas Mathews and talks about living with chronic Lyme disease and how she meets the unique challenges it brings. Read more of her blog here http://lojango.blogspot.co.uk/. If you have a blog you would like featured, please […]

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Merry Christmas!

Lyme Disease UK wishes all of our members, supporters, likers and followers a very merry Christmas, a happy and healthier new year!   A group member provided us with much hilarity by writing this Lymie take on All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey. Original version can be found […]

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