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UK Woman Battled Lyme Disease For 16 Years Before Being Diagnosed

Thursday 12 October 2017


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Rhiannon Willow
Rhiannon Willow

Woman battled Lyme disease for 16 years before being diagnosed

By Tom Bull
October 11, 2017
© Copyright 2001-2017

A woman says she battled Lyme disease for 16 years before doctors finally diagnosed her with the condition.

Rhiannon Willow, 23, from Erith, was bitten by a tick when she was four years old and said doctors told her tests for Lyme had come back negative.

Now, after 19 years of living with health complications, her mother has launched a campaign to raise funds for treatments that could improve her life.

Rhiannon was an active and healthy child, but illness slowly took away her freedom.

She said: "It completely strips you of your dignity.

"You feel like your life has been taken away from you. You go from this super active person - down the gym, climbing mountains, running, shooting, archery to this young adult that spends most of her life indoors, under what feels like house arrest because your body physically can't work."


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