What Is Lyme Disease?

What Is Lyme Disease?
Donna Bliss Lyme Disease

I currently deal with chronic health issues from 2 bouts of Lyme Disease, which has changed my immune system, energy levels, and continues to cause joint pain. I've always been ridiculously fit. I'm now going on 56 years old, and am a single mom after being married for 23 years. And over the past 2 years, I've gained...

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I thought I'd take a minute to share the FindaTopDoc article that gives a complete overview of the disease. 

Lyme disease is transmitted through an infected tick. Often, the initial symptom is a bullseye rash around the tick bite. However, many times, it is missed and as the infection spreads, additional symptoms--flu like in nature can progress and cause serious health issues to a patient. 

Initial Symptoms

Early signs and symptoms appear three to 30 days after the tick bite and include:

  • High fever 
  • Muscles and joints ache
  • Feeling cold
  • Relentless Headache
  • Severe fatigue and weakness 
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Rash or erythema-migrans:
    • It is small in the beginning but can spread.
    • The rash is experienced on the skin by 75 percent of lyme-infected people.
    • It gives off a feeling of warmth when touched but it is not itchy or painful.
    • These may develop at more than one place of the body.

For additional information, read the entire article provided by FindaTopDoc.com. 

Lyme Disease: General Overview.

Source: FindaTopDoc.com