Symptoms of Lyme

The symptoms of Late-Stage Neurological Lyme Disease can vary drastically from patient to patient.

Symptoms will also vary day-to-day for the patient. I often say we are not sure what we will wake up to each day. 

It’s important to understand and recognize these symptoms because often times Lyme Disease will go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed which ultimately leads to a lifetime of complications for the patient.

If you are experiencing 15 or more of the below symptoms please find an LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor) who will be able to properly test and treat you.

As of December ’18, I have constant right ear discomfort/pain. Ringing in both ears that is very loud and constant. Enlarged lymph nodes in my jawline, under my ears, and in the back of my head. My upper back, shoulder, back of my head, and neck pain is constant, no less than #4 pain, highest at #8.5 so far. A little less dizzy and lightheaded this month, but still daily occurrence. Anxiety is increasing and depression seems to keep peeking back up. I’ve been very much exhaust and feel overall muscle soreness. I attempted walking the dog a small amount and my head swelled, got light headed, and felt disgusting. Also, I am very, very sensitive to the cold temperatures.

 

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Here are symptoms I have experienced in 2018 alone: 

  • Dental: 

    • Random tongue burning sensations
    • Salivary stones that come and go
    • Gum discomfort that comes and goes
    • Sudden pain within the jawline and/or teeth comes and goes
  • Digestive:

    • Continued weight loss
    • Diarrhea
    • Constipation
    • Stomach cramping
    • Abdominal discomfort/pain, both sides
  • Ears:

    • Constant loud ringing in both ears
    • Sound sensitivity
  • Eyes: 

    • Blurry vision
    • Red, watery, and sometimes sensitive eyes
    • Increased light sensitivity
    • Pain behind eye and around temples
  • Head, neck, face:

    • Tension headaches
    • Increased swelling feeling in base of skull
    • Lymph nodes that remain enlarged and sore, back of head, jawline, under ears
    • Constant neck pain.
    • Dry coughing, mostly in AM and upon standing.
    • Lots of phlegm in the mornings, gag-worthy
  • Immune:

    • Inflammation all over
    • Swollen glands especially around the jawline, head, neck, ears, and armpits
    • Surface spider veins, both legs
    • Cold extremities
    • Slow healing scrapes, cuts, burns, sprains
    • Air hunger
  • Locomotor:

    • Generalized aches, pains and stiffness – Whole Body
    • Upper and Middle back, back of head, neck and shoulder pain
    • Bone pain: upper legs, shins, forearms, hips, others.
    • Joint pain: knees, shoulders, hips, fingers, ankles, toes
    • Joint swelling: knees, ankles, shoulders
    • Stiff joints: Knees, Arms, Back, Fingers, Ankles
    • Pain: Back, leg, foot, hip, knee, shin, jaw bone, bottom of rib cage pain
    • Sore soles and muscles in the throughout the day
    • Tingling and numbness of feet, legs, hands, fingers, and arms. Both sides
    • Burning type of shooting pain that will come and go, random locations
    • Muscle weakness especially in legs, arms and back
    • Heavy feeling in arms, legs and back
    • Lightheadedness, especially upon standing, sitting up, sudden movement
    • Constant neck cracking and popping
  • Neurocognitive:

    • Very short-term memory loss
    • Brain fog
    • Stuttering
    • Word search, word block
    • Poor attention
    • Irrational irritation and agitation
    • Anxiety
    • Small panic attacks
    • Easily upset and angry, mood swings
    • Confusion, difficulty thinking/absorbing information
    • Feeling disconnected
    • Overly sensitive or critical
    • Sometimes unnecessary fear and panic
    • Depression
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Very short-term memory loss
    • Brain fog
    • Rage that comes and goes
    • Anti-social
    • Irritability
    • Impulsivity
  • Neuro:

    • Muscle weakness in back, legs, and arms
    • Tremors
    • Numbness or loss of sensation
  • Sleep:

    • Fatigue, daytime
    • Insomnia, non-restorative sleep
    • Vivid dreams
  • Skin:

    • Itching or burning sensations for unknown reason quickly come and go
    • Sensitive skin

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Not only can Lyme Mimic all of the above but I do believe it can be the cause reactivated viruses and life-long auto-immune responses.

Co-infections can cause lots of issues as well!

List of My Conditions & Co-infections 

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