1 in every 29 ticks in the UK carries Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is a potentially deadly bacteria caused by a tick bite.
A bullseye rash is indicative of Lyme disease. You have the rash, you have the disease 100%.
Not everyone gets the rash, I didn't.
Lyme disease is estimated to be the first worldwide epidemic of climate change by 2028.
Lyme disease is estimated to be a bigger epidemic than HIV.
Contrary to popular belief, Lyme disease is very common, it's just more common for it to be misdiagnosed... Could you be living with it?
If caught early enough Lyme disease can be treated successfully with antibiotics by the NHS with a 3 to 12 week course.
If not caught early enough Lyme disease turns into chronic Lyme disease and at this stage is not treated by the NHS. Unbelievably, most health care proffessionals do not believe in the existence of chronic Lyme disease yet, which is astounding!
There is NO known CURE for chronic Lyme disease worldwide.
Chronic Lyme disease CANNOT be cured full stop! It is with you for the rest of your life! It can be managed and quite successfully sometimes, although not always. I believe that I am now in remission.
The NHS do NOT provide any medical assistance what-so-ever for chronic Lyme disease sufferers yet. This is something we chronic Lyme disease sufferers are trying to change. This needs to change as it leaves chronic sufferers in limbo...it's a very cruel fact!
It is estimated that there could be as many as 50,000 new cases of Lyme disease in this country each year. However, with the UK's inadequate testing system only 3,000 cases are being correctly diagnosed. The problem is Lyme disease can also be mistaken for other serious illnesses like Althzeimers, MS, fibromyalgia, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinsons and more than 350 other diseases.
A bite from a tick can be mistaken for many debilitating and often permanent disabilities, it can even cause death?
Diseased carrying ticks are everywhere in the UK and worldwide now and are having regular nibbles on us and our pets. Sometimes they can be so tiny that they go completely undetected.
Becoming flu like a few days after a bite is quite normal but will to most of us indicate that we have simply caught a virus and that we’ll soon be well. We simply won’t connect the sudden bout of illness to a tick bite... I mean, why would we? The problem is that we may now be suffering from this bacterial infection from that bite that we may or may not have spotted somewhere on our body. Bit of a nightmare situation could be developing here!
So, what happens next you may ask? We have a virus, or so we think and we'll get better but, not so my friends. If we were infected with Lyme disease the bacteria is now in our bloodstream and at this point and only this point can we be cured!!! Antibiotcs are now or never! I'm not trying to scare you, just stating facts.
Lyme disease cannot be cured once the bacteria have taken up residence in our organs, our cells and our tissues. Antibiotics will not touch them there! They will live within the confines of our bodies for the rest of our lives and will most likely reep havoc with our immune systems and cause untold misery and ill health, possibly even death within the next few years. How do I know? Because I’ve lived through this nightmare and I need to share ny new found knowledge and hopefully offer some hope to fellow sufferers and their families.