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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How Does Your Illness Make You Feel?

This question is heartbreaking, and I know for many people, it sparks SO many different emotions which are often, understandably, negative. When I asked this question in our Online Community, the main responses were: embarrassed, angry and let down. We feel embarrassment because we don’t want people seeing us as […]

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An EM rash may appear in some cases

Lyme disease and the EM rash

An erythema migrans otherwise known as an EM, is the rash associated with Lyme disease. The rash does not occur in every case of Lyme disease but if a patient does present with an EM rash then no blood test is required and treatment should be prescribed immediately as per […]

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Meet The Team: Rachel Bowerman

I’ve been volunteering with LDUK since 2016, and although I wish an organisation like ours wasn’t needed, I do love what I do. Raising awareness of Lyme disease and tick bite prevention has given me a sense of purpose, it makes me feel as though my suffering hasn’t been in […]

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