Lyme Disease: My Journey So Far by Craig Fordham

I’m seldom happier then when I’m in the great outdoors, especially the woods and in the forest and I’ve been lucky enough to have spent the vast amount of my working life learning and teaching in this environment. Now, this does come with a few issues for me. Firstly, I’m […]

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Am I Going Mad? By Peter Hill

An Insight into my Personal Journey with the Psychiatric Aspects of Lyme Disease Why am I feeling this way? This will always be the first question we ask ourselves no matter what ails us. We may need the reassurance of someone we trust to tell us what it is that […]

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How Has LDUK Helped You?

Lyme disease is a complex condition that can leave many of us feeling alone. We don’t always know where to turn, doctors don’t understand our symptoms; family members can’t always relate, and friends often struggle to see our pain. That’s why LDUK is so important – we have an amazing […]

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How To Raise Lyme Disease Awareness

Raising awareness is a proactive and productive dose of medicine. It can give us a real buzz, provide us with a sense of a purpose, and make a real difference at the same time. You don’t have to go to extreme lengths to raise awareness, simply sharing your story with […]

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Meet The Team: Natasha Metcalf

I have been ill since I was 16 years old. I suffered with a ‘mystery illness’ for many years after removing what I thought was a tiny splinter from my leg, following a mountain hike. It was the Christmas holidays and we were living in Hong Kong at the time. […]

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How To Enjoy The Party

As 2018 marks LDUKs 5th birthday and Christmas is on the horizon, we’ve been talking about celebrations and how to best manage our symptoms when trying to enjoy ourselves. The Christmas period can often leave us feeling stressed. There are so many people to see, so many events, so much […]

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Sophie Ward

What Does LDUK Mean To Me?

As part of LDUK’s birthday celebrations, I wanted to share what the community means to me, and how it’s helped shaped my life. LDUK means the world to me. It was a place that called me family before I really understood my health or anything about Lyme disease. There were […]

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Julia in Dubai on a 'better day'

Meet The Team: Julia Knight

In 1999 I was bitten by ‘something’ while on holiday at Center Parcs near Thetford, Norfolk. Despite being a senior paediatric nurse I had no knowledge of Lyme disease. Over the next few months I became progressively unwell resulting in me being unable to get out of bed, sleep, swallow […]

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Top 5 ways to help

How To Help Others With Lyme Disease

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Lyme Disease UK we are running with the ‘5’ theme… kicking off with 5 ways to help others. Helping others gives us all a buzz and we always feel better mentally and physically when we see others smile. These are often selfless and free […]

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