Australian Lyme Crimes: A Global Disgrace by Julie Mellae


Living in ‘Nature’s Masterpiece’, The Royal National Park south of Sydney, I had discovered the perfect location as a widowed mother to raise my baby boy into a man. Surrounded by the joy of birdsong, marsupials and an ocean vista, peace would blanket me and my child and sunshine and the sea air would help […]


Book Review: Love, Hope, Lyme by Fred Diamond


Love, Hope, Lyme: What family members, partners, and friends who love a chronic Lyme survivor need to know If only every Lyme sufferer had a Fred Diamond in their life. If that was the case, we would all know at least one person who was interested in trying to truly understand and support us, in […]


Living with Lyme: A Teenager’s Perspective


By an Anonymous 15 year old Australian Lyme Patient 1. How would you feel if you were completely failed by your own health care system that should be helping you and keeping you safe, yet they do the complete opposite? This is exactly what has happened to roughly 2,000 Australians kids and adults, and more […]


Book Review: But You Look Healthy! by Juliet Wilson


“A clear pathway back to health, and proof that it works” When Canadian-born Aussie, Juliet Wilson finally found the root cause of a lengthy and debilitating health battle, then treated it with great success, she committed to sharing what she had learned with others. ‘But You Look Healthy’ is her gift to those who find […]


Neurofeedback, the hug my nervous system needed


By Juliet C Wilson “Neurofeedback is one of my favourite therapies, and I’ve seen it work wonders for Lyme Brain. I have had patients go from only sleeping two hours per night to sleeping full nights after a few sessions of neurofeedback. Others, after years of not feeling creative due to their Lyme disease, have […]


Screaming in Silent Solitude


By Andrea, Lyme patient I have been asked to write a short story about my Lyme journey for Lyme Awareness Month. I am not a writer by any means and find the task a little daunting but I knew I needed to tell my story and support the Australian Lyme community. My acceptance came with […]


An Open Letter to Parliamentary Candidates


This is an open letter to all candidates in the upcoming Federal Election (2022). By Tanya Dupagne. Today I’d like to share a story that is very important to me: Once upon a time, there were thousands of patients who became incredibly sick with similar symptoms. For an average of 10 years each, they approached […]


Dee’s Lyme journey: Was SOT the answer in the end?


By Dee Gozdecka I remember that late spring morning in 2014, when I woke up with a sharp pain on the left side of my chest. It was unusual and I could not move, but after a while it eased, and I finally got out of bed and started my day as usual. Over the […]


Netherlands: Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases are real, not a joke


By Dominic D Smith Groningen, Groningen, NetherlandsHorticulturist, Landscape Designer and Engineer, Education Ambassador, Mentor, PatientRepresentative. Infected: 1998Infected by: 3 ticks (Netherlands)Diagnosed: 2005Diagnosis: Active and positive: Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia miyamotoi, Rickettsia, Tick-borne Encephalitis virus, Anaplasma, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Parvo B19, Epstein-Barr virus and Borna virusMisdiagnoses: Stress, Psychological/psychiatric disordersCurrent state of health: “Still undergoing treatment” In […]


Lyme doctor calls out academic bias


LDAA Patron Dr Richard Horowitz calls out academic bias in new Lyme paper “Risk of post-treatment Lyme disease in patients with ideally-treated early Lyme disease: A prospective cohort study” was just published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. It regurgitates the same old assumptions that have held research back for decades: That PTLD is […]


When the vax causes relapse


“It took me nearly 4 years to get my life back, only to lose it again in an instant” I contracted very severe neuroborreliosis after tick bites at Narrabeen in 2018, a week before my 30th birthday. I couldn’t see, stand or swallow and was having seizures every day. After 2 months of IV antibiotics, […]


Natalie’s Story: 110 ticks in one day


During her years in the service of New South Wales National Parks, Natalie Young was often bitten by ticks. For years, this was no big deal. She lived a healthy lifestyle, surfing regularly on top of her active, outdoor, dream job as Field Officer Discovery Park Ranger. She had renovated a couple of houses, was […]