Ticked Off in Epping
Why the rules around Lyme Disease need changing
Since Epping mum Pam Connellan was bitten by a tick in 2013, she developed Lyme Disease and hasn’t been able to work full-time since. She had trouble walking, was beset with brain fog, couldn’t sleep, developed a raft of food allergies and had constant pains in joints and muscles. After doctors came up with a wide range of diagnoses, her internet research took her to a German clinic near Munich. There, she underwent hypothermia treatment, where the body’s temperature is raised to 42C for two hours, under close scrutiny by doctors. It boosts the immune system and kills the culprit Borellia strain. The treatment which cost $20,000 worked instantly, and today she’s 90% better.
“I feel like I lost five years of my life. What would really help is if the government made all the treatments claimable and available. Instead we have to fund our own recovery which is incredibly complex and expensive, often going overseas for it.”
Pamela Connellan suffered Lyme Disease for years before taking drastic action to heal herself