“I can’t stop taking antibiotics, otherwise I’ll be bedridden very quickly”
By Mark Hilliard, The Irish Times
Sometime after Dr. Manus Biggs contracted Lyme disease, he began noticing just how many ticks, the tiny creatures that carry the crippling pathogen, were nesting in the grass surrounding his Galway home.
In 2018, a small bite from one of these parasitic arachnids caused him to develop a chronic form of the condition and thus begin a grueling battle with symptoms that endure to this day.
…But for Biggs, the true epiphany of his near five-year experience with the disease, including a regimen of heavy antibiotics and other treatments, has been about the medical understanding of the illness, research and treatments, going right to the core of accepted western medical practice.