British rugby star needed heart surgery after a tick bite
BBC News, August 21, 2017:
By Katie Silver
When former England rugby player Matt Dawson was bitten by a tick in a London park early last year, it caused a bacterial infection to spread through his body.
“I had two days where I felt awful. Very feverish, on the sofa, crashed out,” he said.
Eventually he went to hospital where he was diagnosed with Lyme disease:
“It was a really scary time for me and my family. Such a tiny creature caused me to end up needing heart surgery.” READ MORE.
- August 26, 2017 at 7:58 pm
I asked my local G.P if I could be tested for Lyme disease, as I am sure that I was bitten by a tick while in the Highlands of Scotland 2 years ago.
I have many of the symptoms associated with Lyme but because Australia does not recognize the disease, no testing is available. Thus their attitude is, just forget about it.
So looks like I will just have to wait and see what happens. I have left my body to medical science, so hopefully they will find out that way, if they bother to investigate that is.
- August 29, 2017 at 2:12 pm
I have contracted Lyme twice in an 8 month period. The second infection has left me with severe fatigue . Is this a normal symptom. I have been tested for everything imaginable and all test have come back normal. I would appreciate any feedback on a prognosis.
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