Lyme Disease: Where Am I At? by Rachel Bowerman

LDUK Social Media Manager, Rachel Bowerman, shares her latest post with us from her blog Blah, Blah, Blog. Ten years have now passed since the initial onset of my Lyme disease symptoms, and I’ve been on a learning journey since I discovered its presence early last year. Lyme disease and […]

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‘Unrest’ – UK Screenings

An Award-Winning Film about ME Lyme disease and ME patients often live in a parallel universe. There are so many overlaps between the two conditions. How many ME patients have Lyme disease? How many of the associated co-infections and viruses which can overwhelm Lyme disease patients’ immune systems also affect […]

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Janey and Lorraine Scottish Parliament for Lyme disease awareness

Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee

On 14th September 2017, LDUK members, Janey Cringean and Lorraine Murray presented to the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee on behalf of Tick-Borne Illness Campaign Scotland regarding their petition “PE01662: Improve Treatment for Patients with Lyme Disease and Associated Tick-borne Diseases“. Janey gave a five minute introductory presentation on Lyme […]

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NICE Guidelines – What’s Next?

In 2015, LDUK registered as stakeholders in the process. Representatives from LDUK attended a stakeholder meeting in February 2016 and submitted our comments on the draft scope. NICE completes five steps before new guidelines are published. The Lyme disease guidelines are currently at step 3. The details of the steps […]

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Samantha Ash with Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson Speaks Out

Matt Dawson with LDUK Spokesperson, Samantha Ash On 21st August, rugby star Matt Dawson spoke out about his Lyme Disease diagnosis and subsequent heart surgeries. Dawson sustained a tick bite while out in a London park with his family. Talking initially to Radio Five Live he described his symptoms, the […]

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Finding Worth When Suffering by Sophie Ward

This month’s guest blogger is Sophie Ward, who is the author of the blog Sophantastic  in which she shares her experiences and reaches out to people with food intolerances, depression, chronic pain, nerve damage, chronic illness, Lyme Disease, co-infections, anxiety and low-self esteem. Her blog is full of stories and tips […]

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Hannah Grech with her artwork

Children’s Poster Competition

LDUK hosted a children’s Lyme disease awareness poster competition as part of our school awareness pack campaign. We are delighted to announce the winner and the runners up! WINNER:  Hannah Grech, 10 years old St. Mellion C of E School Saltash RUNNERS UP: Laura Miles 9 years old St. Mellion C […]

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Summer 2017 Fundraisers

A couple of fantastic fundraisers for Lyme Disease UK have taken place recently. A massive thanks go to everyone involved! Literary Events The author of the novel ‘Finding Joy,’ Morven-May MacCallum has been raising some money for us at various literary events.  ‘Finding Joy’, is inspired by her own experience of […]

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Sonia O’Donnell – Expert Q&A Video

On 26th July 2017, LDUK was delighted to welcome Sonia O’Donnell from NTA Clinics to take part in a Q&A session with us, answering pre-submitted questions from group members. Thank you so much for joining us Sonia and for sharing your treatment approach and knowledge with us! Sonia is the […]

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