Emma’s story

Emma Dolan, 41 Bitten in the USA in 2005. Health declined but still managed to still function at around 60%. Self employed because not able to hold down a job and was refused Employment Support Allowance –  deemed fit for full time work. October 2014, health deteriorated following a bad […]

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Daniel’s story

Daniel Hickson, 25 Began experiencing symptoms after a trip to the Lake District in 2013. Used to enjoy going to the gym and running and was a bodybuilder. Fell seriously ill in June 2015 with joint and muscle pain, abdominal pain, chest pain, neck and back pain, heart palpitations, rashes, […]

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Nicola’s story

Nicola Lavin, 37 Bitten in New York state USA when visiting in 2001. Came home unwell but then discovered she was pregnant and symptoms were attributed to pregnancy. Went into heart failure during pregnancy, so baby had to be delivered early. Recovered somewhat with heart medication but still didn’t feel […]

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Rhiannon’s story

Rhiannon Williams, 46 Outdoors enthusiast living in rural East Devon. Regularly pulling ticks off pets and spent time in woodland areas. In 2010, bitten on the back of calf and developed  typical EM rash. Started falling down stairs, developed tendonitis and a classic ACA rash. Feet swelled, went purple and […]

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