Possible Lyme Disease Symptoms

Lyme Disease can cause any of the symptoms listed below. You many have just a few of them, or many of them. The amount and severity of your symptoms are usually directly related to the amount, location and severity of any Lyme-related infections you may have – and how well your immune system is dealing with them.

Symptoms that are gradually getting worse
The feeling of "prematurely aging" or "slowly dying"
Persistent swollen glands
Sore throat
Sore soles of feet, especially in the morning
Pain in the fingers, toes, ankles, wrists,
   knees, elbows or shoulders
Swelling of the fingers, toes, ankles, wrist, knees,
   elbows, hips or shoulders
Unexplained back pain
Stiffness of the joints or back
Muscle aches or cramps
Obvious muscle weakness
Twitching of the face or other muscles
Confusion, difficulty thinking
Difficulty with concentration or reading.
   Problems absorbing new information
Word search, “name block”
Forgetfulness, poor short term memory, poor attention
Disorientation – getting lost, going to the wrong places
Speech errors – using the wrong word or misspeaking
Mood swings, irritability, depression
Anxiety, panic attacks
Psychosis (hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, bipolar)
Abnormally sensitive to light
Abnormally sensitive to sound
Double vision, blurry vision, “floaters”
Ear pain
Buzzing or ringing in ears, decreased hearing
Increased motion sickness, vertigo, spinning sensation


Off balance “tippy” feeling
Lightheadedness, wooziness, unavoidable
   need to sit or lie down
Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing
   sensations, shooting pains, skin hypersensitivity
Facial paralysis - Bell’s Palsy
Unexplained tooth or gum pain
Neck creaking or cracking, neck stiffness, neck pain
Fatigue, tired, poor stamina
Insomnia, interrupted sleep, early awakening
Excessive night time sleep
Napping during the day
Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
Unexplained hair loss
Pain in genital area
Unexplained menstrual irregularity
Unexplained milk production or breast pain
Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction
Loss of libido
Queasy stomach or nausea
Heartburn, stomach pain
Lower abdominal pain or cramps
Heart murmur or valve prolapse
Heart palpitations or skips
“Heart block” on EKG testing
Chest wall pain or sore ribs
Sinus congestion
Breathlessness, “air hunger”,
   unexplained chronic cough
Profuse sweating at night
"Brain fog"


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Other Recommended Resources about Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease: The Unknown Epidemic
(part 1 and 2)
An excellent comprehensive article on Lyme disease

Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic
Weintraub, P. 2008

Under Our Skin

An award winning video documentary on Lyme Disease
Also available to watch on Netflix - click here

The Lyme Diet
Nicola McFadzean, N.D.

Everything You Need to Know about Lyme Disease and other Tick Borne Disorders
Vanderhoof - Forschner, K. 2003




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