Our Daughter and Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease has changed everything for my family. Our teenage daughter has been very sick since 2018. She became increasingly ill over a period of time with strange and seemingly unrelated symptoms, something most Lyme patients can relate to. School would call us and say *Anna was feeling faint and […]

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Lyme Disease Sufferers Take Part in Invisible Disabilities Week

Late stage Lyme disease can often be an invisible illness. Managing debilitating symptoms whilst looking well on the outside can be hugely challenging for sufferers. We want to help people understand that it is possible to be very unwell with Lyme disease and co-infections, even though we may look well […]

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The Impact of Covid-19 Lockdown by Julia Knight

Many people who are already chronically ill with Lyme disease or other illnesses were bed-bound or housebound before the Covid-19 restrictions and lockdown became part of daily life. If Lyme disease is left untreated, it can result in long term damage to the joints, heart and nervous system and this […]

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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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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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