Student, 22, shares video of her seizures caused by Lyme disease

Mail Online | 8/7/2019 | Sam Blanchard Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
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A student has shared videos of her having seizures and tremors because of untreated Lyme disease which she says has 'taken away so much from me'.

Steph Todd, 22, was diagnosed with Lyme disease in January after suffering from ongoing pain, tiredness and seizures for years.

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She said doctors misdiagnosed her multiple times and now cannot help her any more, so she wants to travel to the US to get treatment.

People have been 'shocked' by the seizures she has and likened it to seeing someone 'possessed', Miss Todd said.

Lyme - Disease - Ticks - Years - Spread

If Lyme disease, which is spread by ticks, doesn't get treated it can rumble on for years and spread to the brain, triggering symptoms including fits, tremors, anxiety and a deadly swelling of the membrane inside the skull.

'When people have witnessed the fits they've been shocked and said it looks like I'm possessed or something,' Miss Todd said.

Independence - Window - Degree - Lot - Friendships

'All of my independence is out of the window, it's taken my degree and a lot of friendships.

'It's taken away me living on my own and on my terms, it feels regressive.'

Miss - Todd - Thornbury - Gloucestershire - Year

Miss Todd, from Thornbury in Gloucestershire, had been about to start her final year of studying for a degree in textile design but has had to move home so her family can help to look after her.

She said even walking and reading have become difficult because the symptoms have become so bad as a result of her condition going undetected for four years.

Sign - Illness - Rash - Neck - Symptoms

The first sign of her illness was a circular rash which appeared on her neck in 2015 along with flu-like symptoms.

But when she went to see a doctor, they believed she had ringworm and she thought no more of the issue.

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When she was at university, however, she started to feel more serious symptoms and suspect something was really wrong.

'I started getting visual migraines,' she...
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