Lorraine Murray

My Lyme Story: Lorraine Murray

“I started feeling unwell in 2014. It took me about 2 years before I was diagnosed with Lyme disease then a further year to discover other co-infections that I was suffering from. The co-infections came to light as I wasn’t fully responding to treatment for Lyme disease alone.  I was […]

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Natasha on the beach with her dog

My Lyme Story: Natasha Metcalf

I first fell ill aged 16 after pulling what I now realise was a nymph tick out of my leg, following a hike. Life unravelled as I could no longer focus on school work due to a thick fog that descended on my brain. I started experiencing swollen glands, weight […]

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My Lyme Story: Roland Maxted

For many years, I had been ill every 3 or 4 months for 7 or 8 days at a time with fatigue, chills, dizziness, headaches and muscle pain, but without the high temperature that one normally associates with flu-like symptoms. In August 2018, after honeymooning in Cuba and Mexico, I […]

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Christine Sinclair in the New Forest

My Lyme Story: Christine Sinclair

I remember back in 2020, the unfolding pandemic was the least of my worries! I spent that spring lockdown feeling relieved that furlough was giving some respite from my busy job on the phones working for a holiday company in the New Forest, where I live. It also meant though […]

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Scottish Highlands

My Lyme Story: Elizabeth Parker

I’d vaguely heard of Lyme Disease before but hadn’t known anyone with it. I knew it was transmitted by ticks and that it was usually characterised by a bull’s eye rash. That, I think, is as much as joe public knows. Unfortunate, as anyone can get it, not get diagnosed […]

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Laura Bubble in bed

My Lyme Story: Laura Edwards

I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2019. I had visited lots of doctors for over seven years beforehand looking for a diagnosis that would explain my symptoms. Aches and pains, brain fog, fatigue, oedema, sore joints. Unfortunately I was misdiagnosed lots of times. Eventually I took matters into my […]

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My Lyme Story: Tom Davies

I have been suffering with Lyme Disease since April 2022 after many misdiagnoses. I believe I was bitten in Tenerife, Canary Islands, around the start of April. After successfully receiving treatment via a private specialist following countless failed GP and hospital visits, I’d like to spread awareness of symptoms to […]

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John 42 from Essex

My Lyme Story: John, 42 from Essex

I’ve had a whirlwind year. I was feeling increasingly unwell toward the middle of last year and was picking up infections left, right and centre. Things worsened to the point where I started to have blackouts and was admitted to hospital on a few occasions. The most serious of which […]

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Photo of Emma Oliver outdoors looking directly at the camera

My Lyme Story: Emma Oliver

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. Here, Emma Oliver, 51, shares her story about her long fight and astonishing recovery from Lyme disease, in a bid to help raise awareness of this devastating disease.  Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia, a spirochete bacteria. It’s the most common tick-borne infectious disease […]

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Deborah Bircham close up photo of her face with a tree and grass in the background

My Lyme Story: Deborah Bircham

In March 2018, I had just started the job of my dreams and was feeling on top of the world. I had been working in woodlands all over the country for around 6 months, and just landed a brilliant new role which I was ecstatic about, and then I suddenly […]

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