Efforts to Engage Local Councillors in Lyme Awareness

LDUK community member Mandy, who is living with long term Lyme disease symptoms, alongside her husband, and potentially has other family members affected, has not let that stop her from trying to build health awareness of the condition and try to generate publicity, whilst maintaining her anonymity. Mandy is in […]

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The Impact of Covid-19 Lockdown by Julia Knight

Many people who are already chronically ill with Lyme disease or other illnesses were bed-bound or housebound before the Covid-19 restrictions and lockdown became part of daily life. If Lyme disease is left untreated, it can result in long term damage to the joints, heart and nervous system and this […]

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2020 Tour De Kaims Cycle Challenge

A huge thank you to the Kaims community for organising this initiative and for choosing LDUK as their chosen charity for 2020’s Tour De Kaims Cycle Challenge! A special thank you to Alan Armstrong for setting up the event’s fundraising page and we hope you all have a wonderful day! […]

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Wake Up to Lyme Campaign 2020

2020’s Lyme Disease Awareness Month is slightly different this year due to the devastating Covid-19 situation which is impacting everyone’s lives. It’s so important that everyone follows the most up to date government advice on Covid-19 and social distancing. LDUK’s aim is to help take pressure off the NHS by […]

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Manchester to Liverpool Ultra Marathon

LDUK is delighted to announce that Colin Ratcliffe and his team of runners are running the 50 mile Manchester to Liverpool Ultra Marathon in aid of LDUK on 10th April. Here, Colin shares his motivation to undertake this impressive feat. We wish Colin all the best – we are so […]

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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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