A nurse who has spent the majority of her life in pain has finally been diagnosed with a host of tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease.

Louise Cole-Jones, 38, has suffered from a variety of symptoms for the last 20 years. Despite being a qualified nurse, she claims that she had been overlooked by health professionals who misdiagnosed her on a number of occasions.

However, almost two decades after being bitten by a tick aged 18, Louise, from Maesycwmmer, Wales, has finally been diagnosed with what has been affecting her both mentally and physically.  (See link for article)

Louise Cole-Jones has suffered from a range of symptoms
Louise Cole-Jones has suffered from a range of symptoms (Image: Louise Cole-Jones)

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**Comment**

Yet another misdiagnosed or undiagnosed patient left to languish for decades who could have had a completely different outcome had she been properly diagnosed and treated early.

Again, everyone knows prompt diagnosis and treatment is key, yet nothing changes. 

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