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Great Britain: Woman left with paralysed face after tick bite in her own garden

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Oct 31, 2014

A woman was left with a paralysed face after being bitten on the thigh by ticks.

Claire Dean, 43, got Lyme disease after being bitten – and it has left her with Bell’s palsy and chronic fatigue syndrome.

The mum of two told the Daily Record: “My face is still paralysed and I have nerve damage.

“I was in so much pain with it that I ended up on morphine-based tablets.

“I had lots of really nasty tests, the worst of which was a lumbar puncture.

“At one stage, I couldn’t even have any clothes on because my skin was so sensitive. I got bitten between my hip and my spine three times.

“Funnily enough, it’s the bit you often get injections in. It’s awful and I don’t know what the future holds as I still have really bad days.”

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