This is my friend Alyx.
She was bitten by a tick in summer at my brother’s wedding. She contracted Lyme disease from the tick and as a result has suffered terribly since.
She has had to fight the NHS to be taken seriously. The GPs she saw didn’t think this bullseye rash was anything to worry about!
Alyx woke up one morning unable to move the right side of her face, then her mouth drooped. She then began to get pain in her hands and feet, felt very weak, then she found that she couldn’t use her left arm or leg!
She was reassured that she hadn’t had a stroke! But nobody at all knew what was wrong!
Worried to bits by all these strange symptoms, her partner David took her to A&E at a hospital in Leeds.
Finally, the consultant knew Alyx had Lyme disease the minute she showed her the pictures of her bites.
Success! Alyx was finally taken seriously and given antibiotics!
If you have had a selection of weird symptoms could you be living with Lyme?
Lyme disease can be cured if treated early enough, if not, you have it for life as I do.
BEWARE THE TICK! They’re everywhere in the U.K., Europe and the USA.