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UK Lyme Disease Sufferer, 27, Is Forced To Live In A Tent

Sunday 1 July 2018

 

From the Daily Mail Australia:

 

Rachel Gordon
Rachel Gordon is forced to sleep in a tent after battling
Lyme disease for 12 years has left her allergic
to even the slightest hint of mould.
Exposure causes her hair to fall out.
 

Lyme-disease sufferer, 27, is forced to live in a TENT: Battling the condition for 12 years has left her allergic to even the slightest hint of mould and means she cannot reside in a house

  • Rachel Gordon was diagnosed with the condition privately last year
  • Her mother Helen Gordon claims NHS doctors insist she has chronic fatigue
  • Lyme disease has suppressed Rachel's immune system, causing her allergy
  • Exposure causes her hair to fall out and makes her suffer severe headaches
  • After living in a tent for the past four months, her family worry about winter

By Alexandra Thompson, Health Reporter for MailOnline
29 June 2018
© Associated Newspapers Ltd

A woman is forced to sleep in a tent after battling Lyme disease for 12 years has left her allergic to even the slightest hint of mould.

Rachel Gordon, 27, who is believed to be from London, was diagnosed with the condition privately last year after NHS doctors told her she had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Due to Lyme disease suppressing sufferers' immune systems, exposure to mould, which is present in most homes to some extent, causes Rachel's hair to fall out, as well as her suffering from severe headaches and congestion to the point she can barely hear.

This has led to Rachel living in a tent for the past four months, causing her family to worry how she will cope come winter.

Rachel and her mother Helen Gordon are speaking out to raise money towards herbal treatment, believing antibiotics could cause her to relapse if she develops resistance.

 

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