Helen Y – North Yorkshire

I was bitten in 1997 – had a huge rash on my leg, but just didn’t know about ticks or Lyme disease. After 5 years very ill, all the usual Lyme symptoms, I recovered enough to go back to part time teaching. Then in 2009 I went ill again, this time I was privately diagnosed with Lyme. My GP was very supportive and I got 22 months of antibiotics on the NHS. I am a lot better than I was but still lead a very careful lifestyle, with rough days here and there.

Current Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK
Infected in: North Yorkshire moors UK