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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Lyme Disease Testing Controversy Continues…

The media interest in Lyme disease has spiked again recently with LDUK group member Emma Horlock sharing her story widely in the Daily Mail, the Liverpool Echo, ITV News and the BBC News. Emma has gone from running her own successful PR firm to spending 22 hours per day in […]

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Lyme Disease Books and DVDs

There are many Lyme Disease books, DVDs and downloads on Lyme disease and here are a few hot picks! Most of them are written or produced by American authors and sadly, most of the advice shared in the publications isn’t recognised by NHS doctors but they can provide helpful resources […]

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Diagnosing Lyme disease

    Diagnosing Lyme disease can be difficult due to the wide range of symptoms and unreliable blood tests. GPs often miss the diagnosis and there are also many uncertainties surrounding the disease, as outlined by the James Lind Alliance findings.   The EM Rash In the early stages (between […]

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Testing For Lyme Disease

N.B. As things currently stand, tests cannot prove the absence of Lyme disease. It’s always best to seek the advice of a medical practitioner with experience of Lyme disease as sometimes a clinical diagnosis is necessary. If you have further questions on testing for Lyme disease, don’t hesitate to email […]

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What is Lyme Disease?

To answer the question, ‘what is Lyme disease?’, the illness is caused by a spirochaetal bacteria from the genus Borrelia. It is the most common human tick-borne infectious disease in the northern hemisphere and there are multiple strains of the bacteria. It is endemic in many parts of the United […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by a spirochetal bacteria known as Borrelia. For more details, see our ‘What is Lyme disease?’ page here. Q: Is it Lyme disease or Lymes disease? The correct name of the illness is Lyme disease and not Lymes […]

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