Simon B – Surrey

Didn’t even realise I’d been bitten. I mountain bike around Surrey Hills and play squash – a squash ball hit looks like…a bullseye. Got diagnosed with gout on my 40th birthday, which started to effect other joints. GP convinced it was gout and wouldn’t entertain anything else, despite blood tests being inconclusive. Found Lyme Disease online and realised that the general rubbish feeling I had, allied to aching joints, might be this. Got tonisillitis and got (locum) GP to consider Lyme Disease. Much bigger than usual dose of antibiotics for tonsillitis – bingo! Feel a thousand times better and just want to spread awareness…

Current Location: Croydon
Infected in: Surrey Hills, UK