Friday, 18 May 2012

Lyme Disease Symptoms

Lyme Disease Symptoms

Lyme Disease affects people differently. It depends on the health of the individual how Lyme symptoms will manifest.

There are some general Lyme Disease symptoms that most victims have.

The two Lyme Disease symptoms categories are: Short Term Symptoms and Long Term Symptoms.

Short term symptoms of Lyme Disease are: fever, headache, fatigue, depression, migraines. Some other symptoms include general flu-like symptoms.

One symptom of Lyme Disease not much discussed is the swelling of lymph glands (usually located under the arm pits.) Women who routinely suffer from PMS may think they are having PMS.

Long term Lyme Disease symptoms (in addition to the short term Lyme symptoms) are: arthritic pain in joints, neurological problems, sleep disturbances, severe fatigue, cognitive difficulties, dizziness, and heart palpitations.

Lyme Disease symptoms can also mimic those of other diseases. Acute neurological problems can appear such as Bell’s palsy, which is the loss of muscle tone on one or both sides of the face.

Another Lyme Disease symptom is the neurological manifestation of meningitis, which is characterized by severe headaches, neck pain and stiffness, and sensitivity to light.

Encephalitis is another neurological problem may cause sleep problems, changes in mood or memory loss.

Probably the most problematic Lyme Disease symptoms are psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, vertigos, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and chronic encephalomyelitis, which causes cognitive impairment, weakness in the legs, facial palsy, vertigo, bladder problems, and back pain.