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Symptoms


Early Stages:

Symptoms may appear from 48 hours to several weeks after a bite from an infected tick.

  • EM (erythema migrans) rash anywhere on the body, or a “bulls eye” rash at the bite site (only 1/3 of infected people show a rash)

  • Flu-like symptoms: fatigue, muscle and joint pain, headache, fever, chills, swollen glands, sore throat, stiff neck



LATE STAGE (CHRONIC /SECONDARY LYME):

Symptoms may occur weeks, months, or even years after the bite, and the symptoms may come and go cyclically.

  • Profound fatigue

  • flu-like symptoms with swollen glands, low-grade fever

  • Chills, sweats, and skin flushes

  • Night sweats

  • Migrating arthralgias (swollen or painful joints)

  • Muscle pain, weakness, paralysis

  • Severe headache, stiff neck, backache

  • Numbness, tingling, motor dysfunction, loss of balance, dizziness, poor coordination, Bell’s palsy, trouble swallowing, tremors, shakiness, seizures, neurological disorders*

  • Distortion of smell or taste

  • Sensitivity to lights, sounds, motion, odors, blurred vision or loss of sight

  • Pelvic pain, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn (may mimic Crohn’s disease or colitis)

  • Cognitive dysfunction, difficulty organizing or making decisions, memory loss, anxiety, sleep disorders, panic attacks, depression, psychiatric disorders

  • Irregular heartbeat, palpitations, heart block, chest pain, difficulty breathing

*The more severe neurological symptoms or disorders associated with late-stage Lyme disease include:
Seizure disorders
ALS-like syndrome
Parkinson’s-like syndrome
MS-like syndrome