Lyme Disease and Female Identity

Today is International Women’s Day; a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. On this special day, Lyme Disease UK would like to recognise the female members of our online community, who make up a staggering 78% of our numbers! This high percentage is reflective […]

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Lyme Disease and Fertility

Facing a diagnosis of Lyme disease brings with it many unique challenges. The most immediate questions raised by a female patient will likely be “How will I get better?” or “What can I do to manage my symptoms?”, but once the shock of this initial period has eased, a patient […]

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Isolation, Judgement and Suicide by Suzanne Keenan

If you are affected by this story you can call the Samaritans for free on 116123 or for children and young people and anyone concerned about them, the Professional Suicide Prevention Service Hopeline (PAPYRUS) on 0800 068 41 41 TV presenter Caroline Flack died this month.  It triggered something very […]

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Fun Fundraisers

As a charity we rely a lot on the generosity of our Online Community members and the general public to help raise funds to enable LDUK to push for change and create helpful resources. Hosting a fundraiser can be daunting and glossy events featured in the media can create the […]

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Chronic Christmas by Sophie Ward

It is no lie or exaggeration to say that Christmas can be a very daunting time. There is so much to think about, to balance and to sort out and this is not easy when your mind is in a fog. With the long preparation time, it can seem endless. […]

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Breaking the Stigma of Late Lyme Disease

Breaking the stigma of late Lyme disease There’s nothing quite like lived experience as a catalyst for igniting passion for change.   I feel completely surrounded by this passion as part of the LDUK team and member of the wider Lyme community. Despite ill-health, the care for other patients and […]

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Lyme Disease and Travel

For many people, travel is a healer, a motivator, a goal and the best way to expand horizons. For those who are chronically ill,  it can represent a struggle with uneasiness about how symptoms will be manageable, how pacing will be possible throughout the trip and how dietary requirements will […]

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Living with Hidden Disabilities

Living with Lyme disease is no small challenge, especially for those of us dealing with late-stage Lyme. We have to fight for the correct diagnosis and then fight for the adequate treatment. This complex illness requires us to be medical detectives, sourcing the most suitable practitioners to help us along […]

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Diary Of A Press Manager – Julia Knight

My name is Julia Knight & I’m the Press Manager for Lyme Disease UK.  I thought I might be interesting for people to have an insight into what this role entails and how very interesting it can be! How did I end up doing this job? A Brief history of […]

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