Below I have listed a few links to resources about Lyme Disease.
What is Lyme Diseasehttp://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/
Late & Chronic Lyme Disease
Chronic Lyme Disease & ME/CFS
Support Groups for Lyme Diseasehttp://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/EuroLyme/
Supplements & Herbs
I get quite a lot of my supplements from here. Even with postage costs and the occasional customs fee it still works out cheaper than buying in the UK. As well as vitamins & supplements it is also a good resource for low carb products.
I tend to get my EFA from here as they often have it on buy one get one free offer.
This is where I get my Samento from. I buy 3 at a time as this way you qualify for a discount, saving even more. Delivery is fairly quick too, usually about a fortnight. I have not been charged customs fees with this site perhaps because they tend to send things airmail.
Useful Links:Epsom Detox Bath
Hansa Centre for Optimum Health
ME North East
How Lyme Disease Affects Me by Linda GrahamThe Dr who diagnosed me as having Lyme Disease believes I have not had a 100% good health since I was 10 years old. I do know that my energy levels took a nose dive about 14 years ago. Since then my husband has shouldered most of the housework/child care. I take care of the weekly shopping and cook the evening meal each day, anything in addition to this is a bonus. I have great difficulty in concentrating, I have a terrible memory, thus my cognitive skills are very much affected by the LD. When I was really ill I could not stand noise, this was especially difficult when my youngest child was only 2 years old. As soon as my husband returned from work I would go sit in the bedroom away from the noise of the children and the TV. I'm glad to say I'm not as bad as that now and can enjoy being part of the family once again.
I get tired very easily. I try to stick to a routine, gradually increasing my tasks very slowly. I had a very good spell not so long ago when I was able to join in most family activities and do quite a lot of the household tasks, I even got up to walking (very slowly) up to 3 miles without getting too tired. However two years ago, I had a relapse and was back to square one. I think the relapse was caused because, feeling so much better I attempted to do to many new things too quickly. I am gradually building up my stamina again and hope that this time I will be more sensible. I can only manage about 1/2 mile now without getting tired. I only occasionally do the hoovering, whereas a few years ago I was managing to hoover the whole house at least once per week. It is frustrating having to start over again, but this is the way with Lyme Disease.
As mentioned on the home page, I am currently trying to get my weight down. I believe if I can lose weight then I will need less energy to get around. Trouble is I need energy to do the exercises! right. In the past I followed a anti candida regime which eliminated all sugars (including fruit) from my diet . I lost a stone doing that. Stupidly during a particularly stressful time I started eating chocolates & sugary things again. I have now put the stone, plus some more, back on. This is why I am trying the a low carb diet. So far I have successfully lost just over a stone.