LYME DISEASE SYMPTOM CHECKLIST
Following are symptoms associated with Lyme and tick-borne co-infections.
Not all cases are caused by a tick bite, and the bulls eye rash occurs in less than 50% of the cases.
Since Lyme Disease tests are only 40% accurate, the majority of cases are negative.
Musculoskeletal System Joint pain or swelling Stiffness of joints, back or neck Movement of pain or swelling to different joints Creaking, popping, cracking joints Muscle pain or cramps General Muscle Pain/Tenderness (fibromyalgia) Hand stiffness Foot pain (aches or burning) Bone sensitivity, esp. the spine Clumsiness Backache Rib soreness Tendonitis Gait disturbance Neurologic System Headache (persistent / intermittent / severe / migraine-like) Bells Palsy (facial paralysis) Burning, stabbing or shooting pains Tremors or unexplained shaking Numbness in parts of body / extremities Tingling sensations (crawling on skin) Weakness or partial paralysis Lightheadedness, wooziness, fainting Twitching of muscles Poor balance, dizziness, difficulty walking Increased motion sickness Alternating warm / cool sensations Constant low body temperature Stroke symptoms, seizures Taste / smell abnormalities Abnormal blood flow in brain Diminished reflexes Hearing music or sounds others cant hear Visual, auditory or odor hallucinations Restless legs or periodic limb movement disorder Psychological Well-being Mood swings, irritability Easily frustrated Unusual depression Crying impulses for no reason Over-emotional reactions, crying easily Panic or anxiety attacks Rage, aggression Insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep), sleep apnea, narcolepsy Disturbed sleep: too much, too little, fractionated, early awakening Nightmares Paranoia Suicidal thoughts Obsessive-compulsive behaviors Disorientation (getting or feeling lost) Depersonalization (losing touch with reality, feeling unreal) Low self-esteem Bitterness, guilt, alienation Bipolar, psychosis-like disorder Mental Capabilities Memory loss (short or long term) Distorted memory Confusion, difficulty in thinking Difficulty with focus, concentration, reading (Brain fog) Inattention Forgetting how to perform simple tasks Speech difficulty (slurred, slow, hesitant) Word finding trouble Forgetfulness Letter, number, word reversals Stammering, stuttering speech Going to wrong places Getting lost in familiar places Eyes, Vision Floaters Double or blurry vision Eye pain, pressure in eyes Light sensitivity Tearing eyes, dry eyes Vision loss, Blindness Swelling around eyes Flashing lights Ears, Hearing Decreased hearing in one or both ears Buzzing, clicking or ringing Sound sensitivity Pain in ears Digestive and Excretory System Diarrhea / Constipation Abdominal pain / Bloating Irritable bladder (trouble starting, stopping) Frequent need to urinate Upset stomach, vomiting Gastroesophageal reflux (acid reflux or GERD) Anorexia Respiratory / Circulatory System Shortness of breath Chest pain Night sweats / Unexplained chills Heart palpitations, extra beats, pulse skips Heart block / Heart attack Heart murmurs / Valve prolapse Elevated or low blood pressure Frequent and easy bruising of skin Cough (odd, unexplained) Reproduction Loss of sex drive Sexual dysfunction Unexplained menstrual pain, irregularity Unexplained breast/nipple pain, discharge Testicular or pelvic pain Head, Face, Neck Neck stiffness, pain, creaks, cracks Twitching of facial or other muscles Painful teeth or gums Difficulty swallowing Sore throat Unexplained hair loss Scalp rash Hoarseness, drippy nose (unexplained) General Well-being Extreme, persistent fatigue, poor stamina Symptoms change, come and go Pain moves to different body parts Unexplained weight gain or loss Malaise Any type of rash / Itching Night sweats (drenching) Unexplained sweating Swollen glands Unexplained fevers (high or low) Continual infections (sinus, kidney, yeast, bladder) Increased sensitivity to allergens Exaggerated response to alcohol or sugar Sugar craving Nodules under the skin Experience of flu-like symptoms, and have not felt well since Common Misdiagnoses Multiple Sclerosis Parkinsons Disease Lupus, Gout, Hepatitis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Menieres disease / TMJ (jaw pain) Fibromyalgia Rheumatoid Arthritis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease) Crohns Disease Psychological/psychiatric symptoms ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Epstein-Barr virus infection