Monday, May 16, 2011

A reassuring article

I have just read an article on the Telegraph's website: Deadly Lyme disease on increase

While the topic is not in any way reassuring, the article itself is the most factual, accurate article I have read on Lyme in the mainstream British media.  The comments under the article suggest there is a need for more, similar articles which share information about Lyme disease in the UK.  

When I first got ill and had no idea what was wrong with me I searched online through lots of information and do not remember coming across Lyme and certainly didn't consider it as a possibility.  (If I did come across it, I probably discounted it on the basis that I didn't have the bullseye rash, often wrongly reported as a necessary symptom for diagnosis.)  I really do think that I would come across a lot more information on Lyme disease now than I did six years ago.

However, I would really like to see more articles like this one but I really want to share this article and hope many other people do too.


  1. Hi Gill I just found your blog through the Telegraph article. Yes it was an excellent article the most informative I have read so far what a pity the media don't get more involved they really are sitting on the fence with Lyme disease like so many more.
    Good luck with your recovery.

  2. Hi Joanne, I had a look at your blogs and you have lots of great info on there. I have seen some of the research you link to but not all. More reading for me! Yes, we definitely need more informative articles but I am pleased to see more articles appearing. Everything we can all do to help is worth it. Best of luck to you as well.

  3. Agreed, good article. Has alerted me that it may be what I am suffering from. Long shot though.

  4. Hi Mark, a few years ago before I knew about Lyme and had a CFS diagnosis I started taking a supplement called allicin and wrote a website about it with another person in a similar position - that website is We haven't updated it recently, but all of the info on there is still relevant and you might find some of it helpful.

    There is a lot of info on Lyme available online now, but it is still a personal battle to get diagnosed and treated. Best of luck to you.

  5. Thank you. At some point in the next month or so I expect I will get a diagnosis of cfs, fibromyalgia or nothing at all. If this happens I may well try Allicin.

  6. I personally think allicin is a fantastic supplement. I still take it and I did get in touch with the company a few years ago and they are very good - will respond to emails/ phone calls and give out all the info they can. It's a pretty small company still. Feel free to drop by with a comment/ email any time in the future, I really think sharing info is the best way we can all beat this.