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 […]


Vale Daisy Long


After an arduous and soul-destroying battle with Lyme disease and related health issues, on Saturday 7 August 2021, courageous, kind and beautiful 19-year-old Daisy Long ended her life. Daisy received treatment for her illness at a Cyprus clinic several years ago, and even went on to study successfully at university. But she was left with […]


Australian toddlers denied critical healthcare in ‘political show of strength’


Children as young as 2 have been denied urgent healthcare for a bacterial infection due to the Department of Health’s political stance on what has been described as ‘the silent pandemic’. Despite thousands of Australian patients having evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection, commonly known as ‘Lyme Disease’, they are unable to get access to help. […]


How Leonie squeezed Lyme out of her life


Leonie Shanahan had made it. She had chased a long-held dream; and worked hard to make a name for herself in the horticulture industry. She pioneered the Edible School Gardens program on the Sunshine Coast, published an educational book and DVD, and become known as an organic gardening expert. She won awards, hung out with […]


Lyme disease and relapsing fever found in Australian patients


By Marie Brown Examination of one hundred blood samples from Australian patients suggests that many have been exposed to Lyme disease, tick-borne relapsing fever, or both. The results, which have not yet been published in a scientific journal, were described by IGeneX CEO and laboratory director, Dr Jyotsna Shah, in an interview with Marie Brown. […]


Death by psychiatry


THE MISTREATMENT OF BARBARA WAS A TRAGIC END TO HER LIFE By John Curnow and Francene Lee Taylor In 2018 The Australian Government announced that it would provide a grant of 3 million dollars for research into Tick Borne-Diseases (TBD). A million dollars of this has been allocated to Professor Richard Kanaan, a psychiatrist at […]


When ALS is actually Lyme


By Maree Kratzer Many patients of tick-borne illness face an uphill battle for recognition in Australia. Not only do they navigate the physical, emotional, financial and social implications of chronic illness; they also battle a lack of scientific knowledge and medical support that denies them a healthy future. Karen and Rene, a couple in their sixties, are one example […]


Combined Effect of Ozone and Xenon against Lyme-like symptoms


At the 2019 International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society ILADS Conference in Boston – the largest Lyme disease conference in the world – Dr Dulitsky, Phd MD from The Ozone Clinic Australia gave a presentation on the topic: ‘The Combined Effect of Ozone + Xenon against Lyme Disease.’ Speaking at the conference, Dr Dulitsky was […]


Denial and death: Kay’s battle with Lyme in her partner’s words

Denial and death: Kay’s battle with Lyme in her partner’s words


A debilitating illness that has been slowly ensnaring the lives of many Australians in its clutches is on a worryingly gradual rise. Yet the Australian healthcare and medical industry are determined to refute the existence of Lyme in Australia. One of the recent victims of Chronic Lyme disease in Australia was Kay Hicking, a loving […]


Running Through My Veins

Running Through My Veins


I’m not the only one. Many of you know me as a person who shows strength, courage, adventure and a passion for life. In 2016 my veins were cursed with Lyme disease – a chronic illness that has made every day since like living with a monster inside of me.  Some people have walked parts […]


Andi Snelling urges her fellow Lyme Warriors to enjoy the mundane


In 2020, award-winning actor, writer and theatre-maker, Andi Snelling came on board as an ambassador for the Lyme Disease Association of Australia.