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Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Below is a list with many of the symptoms of Lyme disease.  If you feel sick and no doctor can identify what is wrong get checked out.  Make sure you see a LLMD(Lyme literate medical doctor) not just any regular M.D., because believe it or not many doctors still don't have the tools to identify Lyme disease properly.  Would you see a regular doctor for a heart problem? - No, you would see a specialist, a cardiologist.  The same things is TRUE with Lyme disease, see a specialist,  LLMD.

The Diagnosis of Lyme disease is a Clinical Diagnosis of the "Presentation" which means the "Presentation of 'Symptomatology'", and the diagnosis of the "absence" of Lyme disease is not to be diagnosed Serologically.  IE: It is a "Clinical Diagnosis" and not a "Serological Diagnosis" which means that the determination of whether or not Lyme disease is present is:  To be determined "only by" the presentation of the Symptomatologies; which means you "rely on" the "Symptoms of the Disease" to determine if Lyme disease is present, and "not" the blood work.

The blood work is only to be used to "confirm" the presence of the disease and "not" to be used for a diagnosis or non diagnosis of the disease. Again, blood work is only to be used to confirm the Clinical diagnosis, and is not to be used to diagnose Lyme disease.

If you're present with over seven of the following symptoms, seek "immediate" treatment from your Health Care Professional.  Remember, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) now estimates Lyme disease is 10X greater then they thought with 300,000 new cases a year, not 30,000.  Be aware of the symptoms, as early treatment is the best cure!

Lyme Disease Symptoms:

As part of your current illness, have you had any of the following: (Yes or No)

  • Tick bite .....................................................Y or N
  • Rash at bite site
  • Rashes at other sites
  • Fever, chills, sweats
  • Weight change (loss or gain)
  • Fatigue, tiredness
  • Unexplained hair loss
  • Swollen glands
  • Sore throat
  • Testicular pain or pelvic pain
  • Unexplained menstrual irregularity
  • Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
  • Upset stomach
  • Change in bowel function, constipation
  • Chest pain or rib soreness
  • Shortness of breath, cough
  • Heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block
  • Joint pain or swelling
  • Muscle pain or cramps
  • Twitching of the face or other muscles
  • Headache
  • Neck creaks and cracks, neck stiffness
  • Stiffness of the joints or back
  • Tingling, numbness, burning or a stabbing sensation
  • Facial paralysis (mouth is crooked on one side when you talk in front of a mirror-Bell's Palsy)
  • Eyes/vision: double, blurry, pain, increased floaters (specks in front of vision)
  • Ears/hearing: ringing, buzzing, ear pain
  • Dizziness, poor balance, increased motion sickness
  • Light-headedness, wooziness, difficulty walking, clumsy bumping into objects
  • Tremor
  • Confusion, difficulty in thinking, difficulty in concentrating, difficulty with sticking with a task
  • Difficulty with concentration or reading
  • Decreased short term memory
  • Disorientation: driving past your turn, getting lost, going to wrong place
  • Difficulty with speech
  • Mood swings, irritability, depression
  • Disturbed sleep: too much, too little, early awakening-goes through cycles sometimes too much
  • Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol
  • Slowed pulse
  • Testicular enlargement
  • Nodules on earlobes
  • Stomach distension
  • Breathing with mouth open
  • Eye lesions
  • Nasal stuffiness/restriction
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hypersensitive olfactory organ (sensitive to the slightest odors/smells)
  • Feeling drunk without drinking
  • No desire to do anything- including favorite hobbies
  • Too slow a pulse when resting
  • Rapid pulse with slightest exertion
  • Perfuse sweating
  • Muscle pains, cramps or charley horse
  • Pains switching from one side of the body to the other
  • Enlarged lymph glands
  • Stiff aching neck
  • Changes in vision
  • Generalized acheyness
  • Limbs (especially arms feel heavier than normal)
  • Diminished or absent reflexes
  • Brain fog
  • Poor coordination/ataxia
  • Continual infections
  • Poor concentration
  • Decreased ability to spell correctly
  • GI distress/abdominal pain
  • Poor word retrieval/aphasia
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Vasculitis
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Changes in taste or smell
  • Obsessive-compulsive symptoms
  • Panic attacks
  • Changes in cerebral blood flow/brain waves
  • Number reversal
  • Light sensitivity
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (TMJ)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Loss of temperature control

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