Please Note: Everyone may have symptoms that appear on this list; However, it does not mean he or she has Lyme Disease. If you have numerous symptoms on this list and no explanation for them, Consider lyme.
General Well - Being
Unexplained weight loss or gain, Fatigue, Swollen glands, Unexplained fevers - high or low grade, Continual infections - sinus, kidney, eye, etc., Symptoms seem to come & go or change, Pain moves to different body parts, Early - on: You experiences a "Flu - Like" illness, after which you have not since felt completely well. (If it was mild, you may not even recall this)
One or more EM (Erythema Migrans) rash - varying in size and shape with rings of varying shades - reddinsh, purple, or bruised - looking, can be uniformly discolored, warm, smooth, bumpy to the touch, may itch, and can become necrotic, crusty, and oozy. Multiple rashes per bite not at site of bite indicates disseminated Lyme Disease. Later skin problems can include benign nodules or tumors, discoloration/degeneration of the hands or feet. Rashes can be so small that you can hardly notice them and others can be so severe that they require immediate medical attention. Many are misdiagnosed as spider bites or other causes.
*** VERY IMPORTANT!!! -
If you do not have a rash, please remember that approximately only 50% of Lyme Disease patients develop the EM rash
or were aware they were ever even bitten by a tick!
Joint pain - swelling and / or tenderness, Stiff joints, neck, and / or back, Muscle pain and / or cramps, Bone pain, Heavy feeling in one or more limbs.
Tremors, unexplained shaking (especially at night), Burning or stabbing sensations in the body, Weakness or partial paralysis / stroke - like symptoms, Pressure in the head, Numbness in the body, tingling, pinpricks, Poor balance, dizziness, difficulty walking, Increased motion sickness, Lightheadedness, wooziness, Sudden jerking of fingers or entire limbs, Pain in spinal column.
Eyes / Vision
Bouble, blurry, or dim vision, Increased floating spots, Pain in / behind eyes, Swelling around eyes, Over sensitivity to light, Flashing lights, Optic neuritis.
Ears / Hearing
Decreased hearing in one or both ears, Buzzing or clicking noises in ears, Pain in ears, Sound sensitivity, Ringing in one or both ears, Pressure or feeling of fullness in ears, Clogged ears, feeling of fluid in ears.
Digestive / Excretory Systems
Diarrhea or Constipation, Irritable bowel, Irritable bladder - trouble starting or stopping, Frequent urination, Upset stomach, pain or nausea.
Respiratory / Circulatory Systems
Shortness of breath, Cough, Chest pain, Rib soreness, Night sweats, Unexplained chills, Heart palpitations or extra beats, Heart blockage.
Mood swings, Irritability, Rage, Unusual depression, Disorientation, Getting or feeling lost, Feeling as if you are losing your mind, Overemotional reactions, Crying easily, Too much sleep or Insomnia, Difficulty falling or staying asleep.
Memory loss - short or lond term, Confusion, Difficulty thinking, Brain Fog, Difficulty concentrating or reading, Going to wrong places, Speech difficulty - slow or slurred, Stammering speech, Forgetting how to perform simple tasks.
Head / Face / Neck
Unexplained hair loss, Headaches - mild or severe, Twitching of facial or other mescles, Facial paralysis ( Bell's Palsy ), Tingling of nose, cheek, or face, Stiff or painful neck - inability to turn side to side, Creaking when moving neck, Jaw pain or stiffness, Sudden onset TMJ, Jaw spasms, Sore throat, Hoarseness, Loss of sense of taste, Difficulty swallowing, Throat spasms.
Unexplained menstrual pain & Irregularity, unexplained breast pain and / or discharge.
Testicular or Pelvic Pain