Meet The Team: Natasha Metcalf

I have been ill since I was 16 years old. I suffered with a ‘mystery illness’ for many years after removing what I thought was a tiny splinter from my leg, following a mountain hike. It was the Christmas holidays and we were living in Hong Kong at the time. […]

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Sophie Ward

What Does LDUK Mean To Me?

As part of LDUK’s birthday celebrations, I wanted to share what the community means to me, and how it’s helped shaped my life. LDUK means the world to me. It was a place that called me family before I really understood my health or anything about Lyme disease. There were […]

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Julia in Dubai on a 'better day'

Meet The Team: Julia Knight

In 1999 I was bitten by ‘something’ while on holiday at Center Parcs near Thetford, Norfolk. Despite being a senior paediatric nurse I had no knowledge of Lyme disease. Over the next few months I became progressively unwell resulting in me being unable to get out of bed, sleep, swallow […]

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Top 5 ways to help

How To Help Others With Lyme Disease

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Lyme Disease UK we are running with the ‘5’ theme… kicking off with 5 ways to help others. Helping others gives us all a buzz and we always feel better mentally and physically when we see others smile. These are often selfless and free […]

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Dr Horowitz – Expert Q&A Video

For the first instalment of our new Expert Question & Answer series, we’re delighted that Dr Richard Horowitz took time out of his busy schedule to answer some of our members’ questions. Dr Richard Horowitz is a world renowned Lyme disease doctor from the United States. He’s written several books, regularly speaks at […]

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Travels Through Lyme Disease UK

This month’s guest blog is by Natasha Metcalf, who along with Louise Dean, co-founded Lyme Disease UK. Natasha reflects on how LDUK began, what the group has taught her as well as her personal journey with the illness. The past few years have been a whirlwind and a roller-coaster combined. […]

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Lyme Disease Testing Controversy Continues…

The media interest in Lyme disease has spiked again recently with LDUK group member Emma Horlock sharing her story widely in the Daily Mail, the Liverpool Echo, ITV News and the BBC News. Emma has gone from running her own successful PR firm to spending 22 hours per day in […]

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You never know – Jas Matthews

Happy new year! Our next guest blog is from UK patient and LDUK group member Jas Mathews and talks about living with chronic Lyme disease and how she meets the unique challenges it brings. Read more of her blog here http://lojango.blogspot.co.uk/. If you have a blog you would like featured, please […]

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Merry Christmas!

Lyme Disease UK wishes all of our members, supporters, likers and followers a very merry Christmas, a happy and healthier new year!   A group member provided us with much hilarity by writing this Lymie take on All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey. Original version can be found […]

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New meet up – Cosham

We’re very excited to hear a new local meet up is planned for the first time in Cosham, Hampshire. TUES 5TH NOV – THE PORTSBRIDGE, COSHAM The Portsbridge pub, Portsmouth Road, Cosham, PO6 2SJ at 1.30pm. If you live nearby why not pop along? It’s a one off event but if […]

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