We are thrilled to share the news that ten phase one winners have been chosen for the LymeX Diagnostics Prize! This is a competition currently being held in the US to accelerate the development of an accurate Lyme disease test. Such developments are desperately needed, as current testing is unreliable […]Read more
What happens when doctors don’t have all the answers?
Katharine Cheston is a PhD researcher at the Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University. Her research, funded by the Wellcome Trust, focuses on experiences of illness that can be considered to be ‘medically unexplained’. She has previously volunteered for charities and organisations working with people living with complex, poorly-understood medical […]Read more
Skin Colour, Medical Education and Erythema Migrans – Room for Improvement
©DR Z HUSAIN 2021 This article has been posted with permission of the author. Dr Z Husain is a UK based GP. It is a truth, yet to be universally acknowledged, that the same rash can look very different in different skin tones and colours. Sadly, this truth is not […]Read more
Inconsistencies in Lyme Disease Policies Explored
A new paper entitled, ‘Knowledge and Uncertainty in Lyme Disease Detection: An Evidence-Based Activism Research Study in the UK,’ has emerged in the journal Critical Public Health following research conducted by Professor Alex Faulkner at the University of Sussex and the patient organisation Lyme Research UK, led by Kate Bloor. […]Read more
How Long Did It Take You to Get Diagnosed?
Lyme disease is still widely misunderstood by the medical profession. Through our awareness work, it is our wish that people are diagnosed more quickly so that they don’t miss the crucial window for early treatment but so many members of our Online Community have suffered for years on end, often […]Read more
What Do You Wish Your Doctor Understood About Lyme Disease?
Many Lyme patients hit a brick wall when we are faced with doctors who belittle our suffering and who are not knowledgeable about Lyme disease and its devastating effects. We asked our Online Community what they would like doctors to understand when it comes to living with Lyme disease: “That […]Read more
How to Choose a Complementary or Alternative Medicine Practitioner
Many of our members consider complementary or alternative treatment. If you do wish to explore this route, there are many different options and it’s very important to try and choose the right practitioner to suit your needs. Most types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners are not regulated by the […]Read more
A Bout with an Alien Entity
This month’s guest blog is by LDUK group member and osteopath, Robert Hale who describes the sense of invasion that often accompanies Lyme disease and as a health professional, gives a unique perspective on becoming a patient. He blogs at A Quack’s Diary. The experience You are lying in bed, as […]Read more
London Clinic of Nutrition’s Approach to Lyme disease (and other chronic health problems)
For this month’s guest blog, Oliver Barnett, ND, Dip Nut, MIFM, MNNA from the London Clinic of Nutrition gives an insight into how he treats patients with Lyme disease and other complex chronic illnesses. At LDUK, we don’t recommend or endorse any particular clinic or treatment but we aim to […]Read more
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 […]Read more