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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Lyme Disease UK Celebrates World Book Day!

Today is World Book Day, a charity day being held across the UK to celebrate books and reading. With so many uncertainties surrounding Lyme disease, patients can often find themselves becoming their own advocates and reading books about Lyme disease in order to gain the knowledge and power to arm […]

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Forty-Five F45 Gym Classes in 31 days!

A huge thank you to Mark Pembroke and Harry Cambell Lamerton who are raising money for LDUK. “My name is Mark, I’m 31 years old and live in North London with my girlfriend Hannah. I love Hannah, she is an absolutely amazing person on the inside and out but unfortunately, […]

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Coast 2 Coast 2020

On 18th – 21st August 2020, Diane and Dawn from Rothley Park Golf Club will be cycling 150 miles from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Tyemouth in Tyne and Wear to raise money for Lyme Disease UK, which is the chosen charity of the Lady Captain, Jenny Piecha, at the golf […]

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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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Rothley Park Golf Club Charity Lunch

On 18th February 2020, LDUK Chair Natasha Metcalf was invited to the Rothley Park Golf Club Ladies Charity Lunch hosted by Lady Captain, Jenny Piecha, whose daughter Samantha suffers from Lyme disease. Jenny and the club have very kindly chosen to support Lyme Disease UK this year. After a delicious […]

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LDUK Attends Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Conference

Recently LDUK were invited to attend The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Central England Regional Conference at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham. Jackie Bull, who is a Regional Director at DoE, was very keen for LDUK to be present at the event. Jackie explained to us: “The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award recognises […]

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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. […]

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Justin Bieber Raises Awareness of Lyme Disease Struggle

Singer Justin Bieber has created a fresh wave of Lyme disease awareness this month by revealing his struggle with Lyme disease, which was mistaken for mental health problems and even drug abuse. On his social media channels, the singer said “I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that […]

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