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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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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What Do Our Symptoms Cause Us To Do That People May Not Understand?

Lyme disease causes many different, puzzling symptoms. How can others possibly understand? It is a daily battle for so many of us to understand and we find ourselves becoming increasingly upset and irritable when others can’t seem to understand either. As the seasons change, we face new symptoms that we […]

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Meet The Team: Rachel Bowerman

I’ve been volunteering with LDUK since 2016, and although I wish an organisation like ours wasn’t needed, I do love what I do. Raising awareness of Lyme disease and tick bite prevention has given me a sense of purpose, it makes me feel as though my suffering hasn’t been in […]

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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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