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Lyme

Early Lyme Disease:

Early Lyme disease refers to the symptoms that develop within the first few weeks after a tick bite. Some of the early symptoms include:

  • Low-grade fevers

  • Muscle aches

  • Fatigue

  • Joint pains

  • Low-grade fevers

  • “Bulls Eye’’ rash (within a few days to weeks, red expanding rash with clear center, multiple lesions possible)

Chronic Lyme disease (LD)

This one of the fastest growing vector borne diseases worldwide and has recently been identified in the media as a concern for public health. Though more light is being shed on this condition, it’s existence and proper treatment continues to be hotly debated.

Chronic Lyme disease can develop over a period of weeks to years after initial exposure when the initial illness is not recognized or inadequately treated. Symptoms can be associated with the brain & spinal cord, heart, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract and/or the musculoskeletal system depending on where the borrelia organism has invaded. If you suffer from chronic LD, its devastating effects on your health and overall life are undeniable.

Listed below are some of the more common Chronic Lyme disease symptoms:

General Symptoms

  • Neck stiffness, pain, spasms

  • Fatigue

  • Arthritis/joint pains

  • Abdominal pain/nausea

  • Chest pains

  • Palpitations

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Bowel disturbances (diarrhea/constipation)

  • Erectile dysfunction/loss of libido       

Neuropsychological Symptoms
·  Decreased attention/focus/concentration
·  Short term memory impairment
·  Depression
·  Anxiety/Panic attacks
·  Mood Swings
·  Disorientation
·  Difficulty with word/name recall
·  Tingling/numbness/shooting pains
·  Light and/or sound sensitivity
·  Headaches
·  Seizures

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