Person with Lyme


I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, possibly Polymyagia Rheumatica- Rheumatologist disagreed.

After 4 years my GP gave me a chance course of antibiotics for a chest throat and sinus infection and my symptoms of mainly arthritis and muscle weakness improved.

GP suspected Lyme Disease and there was a history of bites, bulls eye rashes,  summer flu' and migrating arthralgias all reported to the doctors but no one had considered Lyme Disease.

Eventually Lyme Disease was confirmed by a specialist and I was treated on long term oral antibiotics.

I was unable to walk up and down stairs properly for 3 1/2 years now I can cycle and have no pain or disability although I had been retired early from the Civil Service on Ill Health Grounds.

I am 100% recovered and no longer on antibiotics or any medication. Life is a joy.

Sadly the controversy surrounding ME/CFS and Lyme Disease causes many people not to be properly assessed to see if their ME/CFS could be an infection such as Lyme disease.

I was lucky but it took 5 doctors and 3 Rheumatologists 4 years to diagnose me.