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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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 Teignmouth in Devon to raise money for Lyme Disease UK, which is the chosen charity of the Lady Captain, Jenny Piecha, at the golf club. Please […]

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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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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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Chronic Christmas by Sophie Ward

It is no lie or exaggeration to say that Christmas can be a very daunting time. There is so much to think about, to balance and to sort out and this is not easy when your mind is in a fog. With the long preparation time, it can seem endless. […]

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Living with Hidden Disabilities

Living with Lyme disease is no small challenge, especially for those of us dealing with late-stage Lyme. We have to fight for the correct diagnosis and then fight for the adequate treatment. This complex illness requires us to be medical detectives, sourcing the most suitable practitioners to help us along […]

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LDUK’s Reaction to Lyme Disease Being Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

2019 has seen some significant progress in the field of Lyme disease with overall awareness increasing, media coverage increasing, the RCGP releasing a Lyme disease toolkit, the NICE Quality Standard being published following the 2018 guideline, charities working together to give a louder voice to sufferers and LDUK’s highly successful […]

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Children’s Poster Competition Winner!

We are delighted to announce that the winner of LDUK’s 2019 children’s poster competition is Evangeline Baxter-Fox who is 7 years old. Well done Evangeline for creating such an impactful poster with a really strong message to help people #WakeUptoLyme and to Moyles Court School for embracing Lyme disease awareness. […]

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How Does The Weather Affect Our Symptoms?

Summer 2019 has generally been good to us but this winter is set to be another harsh one. With the rollercoaster of the seasons and a climate that is continuously changing, how is our health being affected? Many of us take holidays abroad in order to chase the sun and […]

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