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UK Woman Bedbound With Lyme Disease Ups Fundraising Target For Life-Changing US Treatment

Wednesday 21 February 2018

 

From UK newspapers the Daily Gazette/Essex County Standard:

 

Sarah Jackson with former therapy dog Olly
Sarah Jackson with former therapy dog Olly
 

Colchester woman bedbound with Lyme disease ups fundraising target for life-changing US treatment

By Vicky Gayle
15th February 2018
© Copyright 2001-2018

“LYME disease is known as the great imitator,” Sarah Jackson explains, while reading from a fact sheet on a UK patient support website.

“Symptoms are non-specific and can mimic so many other conditions.

“Lyme disease can look like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease.

“When it comes to Lyme disease, the chance of misdiagnosis is high.”

Nobody knows this more than Sarah, 29, whose diagnosis came about in 2014 via a US testing centre after first being told by a private cardiologist it was Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) throwing her heart rate out of rhythm.

The year before she was a care-free hairdresser in Australia but illness, likely to have been caused from the tick-borne infection, forced her back to the UK.

 

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