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‘My body was on fire, I could hardly walk’: My everyday battle with Lyme disease


by Amanda Cassidy
13th Feb 2022

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While early stages of Lyme Disease can now be treated with antibiotics, up to 20% of patients experience post-treatment Lyme Disease or Lyme Disease Syndrome. Amanda Cassidy speaks to one man who has been suffering from the syndrome's debilitating symptoms for over three decades

Paul Doherty from Co Kerry says he is prepared to do anything to rid himself of Lyme disease. He says he can’t believe something an innocuous as a little bite could have such a dramatic impact on every aspect of his life. “I felt a little lump on my backside. I squeezed and pulled at it and eventually it came away to reveal what I now know to be a blood-filled tick but at the...

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