What is Chronic Lyme Disease?
What is Chronic Lyme Disease and how can it affect you?
Lyme Disease is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It can be transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected tick. Early symptoms may appear similar to flu and it is often associated with a circular 'bullseye' skin rash called erythema migrans.
If not treated immediately Lyme Disease can become systemic and Chronic Lyme Disease may develop. Symptoms commonly seen are; migrating muscle and joint pain, debilitating fatigue, memory loss, brain fog, anxiety, depression, gut based issues, headaches, heart issues, PoTS, extreme thirst, night sweats, swollen glands, sleep issues, multiple chemical sensitivity, increased reactions to allergens, hypersensitivity especially to light and sound, hormonal issues, ongoing flu-like symptoms, numbness, tingling and restless-leg syndrome.
At this stage it can be harder to treat, but there are many people that have recovered from it and are living normal lives.
If you are struggling with Chronic Lyme Disease here are some good places to start.