943 votesjoel langton commented
I have Lyme. Found out in the last few months. It has held me back all my adult life without me knowing what was going on. I went to my GP with symptoms 10 years ago and many times since. Only when I insisted I be tested two years ago did they reluctantly run a test, which then came up negative.
I had to go to Belgium to see someone who could test me for all species of Borrelia that cause Lyme Disease and have been found positive. I am bed bound much of the time so a trip to Belgium, as well as being very expensive, is not a minor undertaking. I am now on treatment but should have been a long long time ago, and on the NHS - I still pay me taxes today, but get no help from the NHS for my illness even now, as they wont recognize my treatment needs for Late Stage Lyme Disease. The current situation is an outrage.joel langton supported this idea ·