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Tick Bite Put A Fitness Instructor In A Wheelchair

Friday 1 September 2017

 

From the Daily Mail:

 

Lorraine Murray
Lorraine Murray
(Photo: Paul Reid)

 

Ex-Army fitness instructor who once completed four Olympic-length triathlons juggled running her own businesses and raising two children...until a tick bite put her in a wheelchair

  • Four years ago Lorraine Murray had completed four Olympic-length triathlons
  • The ex-Army instructor also ran her own businesses and was raising two children
  • She became infected with Lyme disease from a tick while walking her dog
  • It made her sleep for 18 hours a day, feel permanently dizzy and give up work
  • After tests, she was wrongly diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome

By Sam Walker for the Scottish Daily Mail
29 August 2017
© Associated Newspapers Ltd

Only four years ago, superfit Lorraine Murray had completed four Olympic-length triathlons, ran her own businesses and was raising two children.

But the ex-Army fitness instructor has been left housebound and needing a wheelchair after being infected with Lyme disease from a tick bite.

The 46-year-old, who believes she contracted the bacterial infection while walking her dog, said what began as flu symptoms soon spiralled into muscle spasms, dizziness and headaches.

At its height, Mrs Murray said she was sleeping 18 hours a day, felt permanently dizzy and had to give up her dog grooming business.

After several visits to her GP and hospital tests she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. Convinced that was not the answer, she sought private treatment in the US and was finally given the bombshell diagnosis.

 

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