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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Such a Long Journey – Shalina Agarwal

Shalina writes a blog on living with Lyme disease called ‘Down with Lyme’. She honestly discusses mistakes she’s made along the way and shares advice she would give others at the beginning of their own battles with Lyme disease. My entry into the ‘Lyme World’ took place about 3 years […]

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A Naturopathic Approach to Chronic Lyme Disease – Sonia O’Donnell

This month’s Guest Blog is by Sonia O’Donnell from NTA Clinics who explains how alternative and naturopathic treatment for Lyme disease differs from conventional medicine’s approach. At LDUK, we don’t recommend or endorse any particular clinic or treatment but we aim to highlight all options available so that people can make […]

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An Interesting Case of Lyme Disease – Dr Pugliese

An Interesting Case of Lyme Disease  Achrodermatitis Chronicum Atrophicans & Diagnosing Lyme Disease Clinically by Dr. Andrew Pugliese A fifteen-year-old young lady came to see me last year with quite an interesting story. Six months prior to her visit, she was at summer camp, when she developed a fever, chills, myalgia and […]

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The Mystery of Lyme Disease – Dr Pugliese

Diagnosing and treating this patient is a labor-intensive effort. It takes patience and understanding in order to be successful. Unfortunately for many in my profession, both are in short supply. Mix that with not fully understanding how to view the data before them, and many patients are dismissed and labeled as kooks. It’s time to be less dismissive and learn to look and listen better.

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Question of Perspective – Laura Brown

Many thanks to Laura Brown for this post showing how important it is to keep perspective on our illness and to see the positives. You can read more of her blog over at  http://lauralyme.tumblr.com which also links to her fundraising campaign for Lyme disease treatment.   A Question of Perspective   […]

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Moving the goal posts – Sophie Grace Kellaway

Moving the goal posts by Sophie Grace Kellaway Recently I’ve noticed that as I’ve been recovering, I’ve been changing my targets for wellness. By moving the goalposts without even realising, I’ve been feeling like I’ve not been making progress. Only when I’ve stopped to think about the real changes can […]

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You never know – Jas Matthews

Happy new year! Our next guest blog is from UK patient and LDUK group member Jas Mathews and talks about living with chronic Lyme disease and how she meets the unique challenges it brings. Read more of her blog here http://lojango.blogspot.co.uk/. If you have a blog you would like featured, please […]

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Group Questions Answered

Lyme Disease UK submitted a document containing 59 questions for the staff at the Rare & Imported Pathogens lab and the new Lyme Disease Referral Clinic at Winchester before the PHE Lyme disease conference in October 2013. These were compiled by our discussion group members in collaboration. We hoped that […]

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