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UK Lyme Petition

13,152 Signatures Goal: 100,000

We draw your attention to Lyme disease, or borreliosis, which is increasing in incidence dramatically across Europe and the USA.Lyme disease is a real and present danger for those working or recreating in woods, parklands or even their own back gardens. We ask that the government acts now to increase public awareness of this tick-borne infection, that better diagnostic tests are designed, that specialised treatment is developed to help the many thousands suffering from the chronic effects and that the disease be made notifiable. Every year tens of thousands of European and UK citizens contract Lyme disease and because of the difficulties with awareness and testing, many go undiagnosed and untreated. Those who receive late or inadequate treatment become partially or completely disabled, with a high cost to themselves and to society. In some cases the disease can be fatal. It is far better to tackle this problem before it gets worse; in some areas it has already reached epidemic proportions. Resources must therefore be devoted as soon as possible to improve diagnosis, treatment and public safety.


Specific demands of the petition

1: That Lyme borreliosis be made a notifiable disease, so that the true incidence becomes apparent.

2: That better methods are actively explored, to test for and diagnose both acute and chronic infections.

3: That doctors are trained in the treatment of borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases. Given the number of patients who may now be infected, we ask that special clinics are established where the diverse range of the effects of the disease can be acknowledged and treated.

4: That treatment is extended for as long as necessary, and to include the use of high dose, combination or long-term antibiotics, especially in those patients who have been ill for a long time. Even in those patients who appear to have recovered, a 5-year follow-up would be advisable to monitor the condition.

5: That medical schools and practising physicians be made aware of the research and latest knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, as well as the other emerging infectious diseases carried by arthropods which may cause co-infections in patients with borreliosis.

6. That all government agencies for the Environment, Health, Sport and Tourism use their resources to make the general public in the UK aware of the potential risks from tick bites.

For background information to understand how we desperately need to get across the serious aspects of this disease, please see the web site at http://uklymepetition.atspace.com/
the web site for UK patients:www.lymediseaseuk.com

and the Facebook pages
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ask-The-Department-Of-Health-Why/268238779905572
and
LymeDiseaseUKDiscussionGroup
https://www.facebook.com/groups/481294698590907/

Worldwide Lyme Protest
https://www.facebook.com/worldwidelymeprotest


You may wish to collect signatures and post them to the address shown below* You may download a printable copyfrom thisaddress: http://www.counsellingme.com/UKLymePetition.pdf You may not be able to sign the petition from the same IP address as someone else. This is in order to prevent spammers. If there are any problems, please write to * UK LYme Petition, c/o 27, Morven Court, Aberdeen, AB11 8TW or e mail the sponsor Denise Longman


The best doctors who know most about the clinical difficulties are wwwrewww.ilads.org
For the US and Canadian over view of the situation please visit places such as www.canlyme.org, www.lymenet.org There issupport and info at www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk and the UK's friendly yahoo group is EuroLyme at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/EuroLyme/ where over 2,300 members exchange help and info.

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Denise Longman

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  • Mr Lehmann
    Mr Lehmann Germany, Essen
    Mar 10, 2017
    Mar 10, 2017
    Please help to find reliable test methods and a reliable therapy against LYME DISEASE. Currently, both does not exist and life will destroyed. LYME DISEASE is dangerous for all of us due to ignorance and playing down. Thank you very much!
  • Marine Herrenschmidt
    Marine Herrenschmidt France, Gif-sur-yvette
    Mar 08, 2017
    Mar 08, 2017
    Finaly abandonned by the french official medecine of my country with so many symptoms, phenomens and pains(!) , I discovered on myself(!)few months ago that I have chronic lyme disease for more than two decades, I remember perfectly 1994 in the Est of france while I was living in Alsacia that after a walk in the lovely mountains I came back home with a tick down my stomach glue on a big vein and got a hudge erythem. The doctor gave me 3 grammes amoxicilline for 3 weeks I was quite well then but not long after I have had neurologics symptoms wich caused me lots of pains, Later on I got a big flew (it was spring!) with fever and two months antibiotics!), And the years went on with so many Doctors I met for so many symptoms: Muscles, joints, swallowing, burning skin, lots of hard vision, troubles headaches, loosing my voice(!) hard breathing troubles with lots of time at hospital and urgencies(that coasts a lot to the french health agency) etc... etc...etc... and so so so anormaly exausted! All very inflamatory state but mosts exams quite ok(!),

    I get a Lyme disease treatment for two months and fior the forts time since so so long I now and feel much better specially with mussles and joints pains BUT the french autorities prosecute my doctor for trying to help me!

    Of course the treament is quite unusual, lots of plants and differents non conventionnel medecines but also so many antibiotics some times for there is actually an anti campain in France not to use these lasts one as people are getting resistants to them.

    That means because we discorvered the miracle of antibiotics they have been used too generously and now we pay the bill BUT they are in some case still very usefull and neccessary...


    LYME DISEASE IS PANDEMIC
  • Andrew Gold
    Andrew Gold United Kingdom, Lyme Regis
    Mar 01, 2017
    Mar 01, 2017
    I've been a victim of Lyme Disease, caught in the UK identified and treated within the NHS. I may still be infected so I know, first hand, how important it is to take on board the demand for increased research, better testing and training, and work on effective treatments and persistence.
  • Mikki Hall
    Mikki Hall United Kingdom, Dumfries
    Feb 24, 2017
    Feb 24, 2017
    I know someone who almost died from this and has been ill ever since. He has good days and bad but he will never truly be right.
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