If you do want to read the full article just search for the subject line in your preferred search engine.EIGHT years ago Patricia O’Conner was a typical 20 year old, living life to the full and enjoying an active, care-free social life.
But soon after a walk with friends through Richmond and Hampton in 2008, the young Farnham woman’s health quickly deteriorated and her life began to unravel.
Now 28 years old, Patricia spends most of her days indoors with the curtains closed, suffering severe light and noise sensitivity and near-constant fatigue.
These debilitating symptoms are painfully familiar to thousands of sufferers of the typically tick-borne bacterial infection Lyme disease across the world.
However, despite two positive blood tests from specialist private clinics confirming she has Lyme, the NHS is yet to formally diagnose Patricia with the disease and she has been forced to shell out thousands of pounds on private treatment.
Driven by desperation, she has now added her voice to the growing calls for the NHS to review its approach to Lyme disease and is keen to raise awareness of the debilitating disease.
This case is from the UK, it seems like there are a number of countries out there that simply refuse to recognize Lyme Disease as a legitimate thing!