At last we have an article in The Times Newspaper on Lyme Disease. It is quite a good article written by a journalist about his experience with Cervical Myelopathy and Lyme Disease.
I am pleased to see he talks about Under Our Skin Documentary film it is time our UK media paid attention to this very important documentary and of course the controversy over the diagnosis of Lyme disease which is leaving so many thousands of patients the World over without diagnosis and without treatment that can help them.
I spent years with Arthritis and muscle weakness and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Poly Myalgia Rheumatica only to find that it was Lyme Disease and on long term antibiotics have my health and my life back.
I wish Alex well with his treatment, he had an EM rash for 7 months! and still several doctors failed to diagnose and he found his own diagnosis through the internet, clearly his case has been complicated by his spinal surgery, but then whose Chronic Lyme Disease case is not complex.
I do hope all you Lyme patients leave a comment on this article as I understand from Alex that he may well do a follow up once he has time to do some research and the more reaction he gets on line to the article the greater his chances of a follow up article.
I started this blog because of my frustrations with the media in the UK failing to cover the controversy about Lyme Disease. I posted about this Lyme Disease in the UK
However I would like to say a thank you to Alex and despite what I say in my article above on Lyme Disease in the UK, I am truly sorry for what he is going through. Those of us who have experienced Chronic Lyme Disease would not wish this illness on another person. That is why we try so hard to spread awareness, when we could just move on and get on with our lives, leaving innocent people and children to suffer because of ignorance.