6 Comments

  1. Avatar Demetrios Loukas
    June 23, 2019 @ 12:08 am

    Sincere thanks to both Cian Cheesbrough and Graham Moody of SWLondoner for your support of The FIGHT LYME NOW Campaign.

  2. Avatar Gary Beck ND
    June 23, 2019 @ 1:39 am

    As we all know, many people infected with Lymes unfortunately go undiagnosed far too long and the result can be devastating.

  3. Avatar Simon GRINDROD
    June 23, 2019 @ 11:13 am

    Great to see more awareness of the problems of testing for Lyme. Yet only about 1 in 3 of those who are infected will present with a rash or don’t think the bite requires a GP’s attention (mistake) …and sad to say many GPs still fail to air on the side of caution or dismiss the likelihood of Lyme (- not long ago the A&E doctors at Nottingham had to be “recalibrated” after failing to realise the significance of the clear bulls eye rash on a child’s arm (what about all the other A&E departments?).

    Secondly – when we have a better diagnosis process… then what will the treatment options be? Three weeks of doxy wont shift it!

  4. Avatar Margaret Shuttleworth
    June 24, 2019 @ 6:54 am

    My utmost thanks to Dr Chris Newton for supplying those facts about Lyme disease testing to the NHS. It seems like their whole ID research department needs a good shake up. This is not a disease that has a minimal impact if contracted, it is capable of devastating a person’s ability to remain a functioning and productive member of society,.

  5. Avatar Shaun ogrady
    June 27, 2019 @ 2:36 pm

    I can’t get a UK positive so left trying to treat myself thousands spent still no luck ,

  6. Avatar Lubix
    July 19, 2019 @ 9:22 am

    Much appreciation to Chris Newton for challenging such antiquated ideas about Lyme testing. Great article. Positive for Lyme in Germany negative in the UK. Tick bite and subsequent decline in health, 20 something years ago. Diagnosed in the UK with Fibromyalgia, EDS, POTS, but not Lyme D. No real support with any of these conditions from the NHS. It is fair to argue that these conditions are commonly seen as a consequence of untreated chronic Lyme as Lyme attacks the nervous system and usually causes widespread pain. Such a destructive disease which could have been treated if recognised early.