Lyme disease – Symptoms & Co-infections

Lyme disease is becoming quite widespread nowadays and the worst thing about this disease is that the doctors often fail to diagnose it on time. The main reason for this situation is because majority of Lyme disease symptoms are quite similar to the symptoms of other diseases. Search online to find an expert Lyme disease doctor in Australia.

Lyme disease is a mysterious disease that is quite difficult to diagnose. The following list contains details about the symptoms of for Lyme disease and its co-infections.

Respiratory/Circulatory Systems:

  •  Heart palpitations
  •  Heart block, murmur
  •  Difficulty in breathing, night sweats or unexplained chills
  •  Diminished exercise tolerance
  •  Chest pain or rib soreness

Eye, Vision:

  •  Oversensitivity to light
  •  Wandering or lazy eye
  •  Eye pain or swelling around eyes
  •  Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  •  Vertigo
  •  Red eyes
  •  Floaters/spots in the line of sight
  •  Double or blurry vision, vision changes

Musculoskeletal System:   

  •  Muscle pain or cramps
  •  Joint pain, stiffness or swelling
  •  Muscle weakness, loss of muscle tone
  •  Shifting joint pains
  •  Loss of reflexes, poor muscle coordination

Ears/Hearing:    

  •  Ringing or buzzing in ears
  •  Pain in ears
  •  Sound sensitivity
  •  Decreased hearing

Digestive/excretory System:     

  •  Loss of appetite, anorexia
  •  Irritable bladder
  •  Upset stomach (nausea, vomiting)
  •  Unexplained weight loss or gain

Head, Face, Neck:

  •  Stiff neck
  •  Change in smell, taste
  •  Jaw pain/stiffness (like TMJ)
  •  Sore throat, swollen glands
  •  Tingling of nose, cheek, or face
  •  Headaches/Migraines
  •  Twitching of facial/other muscles
  •  Facial paralysis (like Bell’s palsy)
  •  Heightened allergic sensitivities

Skin Problems:

  •  Eczema
  •  Erethyma Migrans (rash)
  •  Benign tumour-like nodules
  •  Odd odours or higher perspiration than normal (ammonia)

General Well-being:

  •  Low body temperature
  •  Flu-like symptoms (early in the illness)
  •  Extreme fatigue, tiredness, exhaustion
  •  Decreased interest in play (children)
  •  Unexplained fevers (high or low grade)
  •  Symptoms seem to change, come and go

Cognitive Symptoms:

  •  Disorientation: getting or feeling lost
  •  Confusion, difficulty thinking
  •  Forgetfulness, memory loss (short or long term)
  •  Dementia
  •  Poor school or work performance
  •  Difficulty with reading, spelling, concentration
  •  Distractibility, attention deficit problems

Other Organ Problems:

  •  Reproduction and Sexuality
  •  Liver inflammation
  •  Bladder & Kidney problems (including bed wetting)
  •  Thyroid Dysfunction (under or over active thyroid glands)

Neurologic System:

  •  Word finding problems
  •  Academic or vocational decline
  •  Meningitis (inflammation of the protective membrane around the brain)
  •  Fainting Encephalopathy, light-headedness
  •  Dizziness, poor balance, difficulty walking
  •  Tremors or unexplained shaking
  •  Burning in feet
  •  Numbness in body, pinpricks, tingling
  •  Weakness or paralysis of limbs
  •  Burning/stabbing sensations in the body
  •  Seizures, stroke
  •  Wooziness, increased motion sickness
  •  Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain)
  •  Difficulty with multitasking
  •  Slowed speed of processing
  •  Auditory processing problems
  •  Encephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord)

Autoimmune Disorders:

  •  Schizophrenia
  •  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  •  Diabetes
  •  Celiac
  •  Meniere’s
  •  Dyslexia
  •  Autism
  •  Lupus
  •  Alzheimer’s
  •  Parkinsons’
  •  Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  •  Rheumatoid Arthritis
  •  Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism
  •  Fibromyalgia
  •  Acute Coronary Syndrome
  •  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  •  Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism
  •  Krohns Disease
  •  Sjogren’s syndrome
  •  Multiple Sclerosis
  •  Dementia
  •  Depression
  •  Aspergers
  •  Psychological Disorders
  •  Addison’s disease
  •  Cushing’s disease
  •  Restless Leg Syndrome

Psychiatric Symptoms:

  •  Malaise
  •  Depression and anxiety
  •  Suicidal thoughts (rare cases of suicide)
  •  Disturbed sleep: difficulty falling or staying asleep, too much or too little
  •  Bipolar disorder/manic behaviour
  •  Obsessive-compulsive behaviour
  •  Schizophrenic-like state, hallucinations
  •  Paranoia, suspiciousness
  •  Overemotional reactions, crying easily
  •  Aggressive behaviour / impulsiveness
  •  Personality changes
  •  Mood swings, agitation, irritability

Worldwide there has been a significant rise in the number of patients suffering from Lyme disease. Australia is no different and leads in the number of patients suffering from Lyme disease. In Australia, you can easily find a renowned and expert Lyme disease  doctor. Edgecliff is the place to search for an experienced doctor.

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