I have only just come across this excellent article written in the Telegraph by a vet Peter Wedderburn. It is good to see more awareness in the media here in the UK.
Have you ever been attacked by a tick?
By Pete Wedderburn Health and lifestyle Last updated: May 13th, 2010
I’ve blogged about Lyme Disease before, and I’ve had lengthy comments from people who’ve suffered from the condition: they have a huge amount of concern about under-diagnosis of this disease, with many patients not being diagnosed, despite classical symptoms, until their body has been too badly damaged for treatment to be fully effective. It seems that in the UK, we’re far too casual about the risk of contact with ticks; in other European countries, there’s a much higher level of awareness of the disease threat.
Well, if you’ve read this blog, you’re that little bit more aware now. Please spread the word.
The full article can be read here
Pete's blog article can be seen here
and his blog link here
The person Pete refers to had a very similar experience to myself, my symptoms were mainly Arthritis, Muscle Weakness and Fatigue but with some Peripheral Neuropathies, Dysphagia being the scarriest symptom all gone now since following ILADS treatment on long term antibiotics.