My Lyme Story: Jeff McCarthy

It was May 2013 when I first knew something was wrong. I had failed to complete a 5k race which had never happened to me before. I had to stop at the 3k mark as I just didn’t feel right and it wasn’t the normal type of fatigue you might […]

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What happens when doctors don’t have all the answers?

Katharine Cheston is a PhD researcher at the Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University. Her research, funded by the Wellcome Trust, focuses on experiences of illness that can be considered to be ‘medically unexplained’. She has previously volunteered for charities and organisations working with people living with complex, poorly-understood medical […]

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My Lyme Story: Grace Ashley-Stokes

Scattered throughout the past few years, I’ve had strange signs and symptoms that something wasn’t right with my health. I had countless doctor appointments for bizarre symptoms that even they couldn’t find a clear answer for. In winter 2019, my health took a noticeable dip. I tried hard to ignore […]

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My Lyme Story: Andrew McGuinness

In 2010 Andrew had secured a two-book deal and just published his first novel, A Portrait of the Arsonist as a Young Man; David Bowie had allowed him to use his lyrics in the narrative. He’d won international short story prizes and an award for his work supporting new writers in Kent. He taught creative writing […]

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My Lyme Story: Pam Howarth

My Lyme story started in February 2017 when I noticed a small, black speck on the outside of my thigh. I tried to brush it off but it seemed to be attached so I pulled at it and what came away was something about the size of a pin head […]

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Debbie Flay smiling on a beach.

My Lyme Story: Debbie Flay

At the time of my tick bite, I was a 59 year old woman, running a successful tutoring business and enjoying a healthy lifestyle by walking around 10k a day with our dog in the woods and fields in Bristol. During an August walk I was bitten. This was unusual […]

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Our Wake Up To Lyme Animation and Video Work

For our Wake Up To Lyme campaign this year, we’ve created several animations and a video to help spread our message of tick bite prevention and Lyme disease awareness. We started off with our campaign introduction video… Caroline Fearnley, our Social Media Manager, commissioned this piece which was created by […]

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Fundraising News Ahead of Lyme Disease Awareness Month

With Lyme Disease Awareness Month on the horizon, we wanted to take a moment and thank a few people for their recent fundraising activity in aid of Lyme Disease UK. First up is Georgia Madden who nominated us for a Virtual Runner UK race. More than 250 people signed up […]

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