Lyme Disease Symptoms – Kathy Cavert

Denise Lang’s List of Lyme Disease Symptoms (Dr. Burrascano’s original list with the format and additions of Kathy Cavert)


Lyme disease – Tick Bite

  1. Tick bite (deer, dog or other)
  2. Rash at site of bite
  3. Rashes on other parts of your body
  4. Rash basically circular and spreading out
  5. Raised rash, disappearing and recurring

(NOTE: See the Lyme Disease Foundation website for pictures of Lyme rashes.)

Lyme disease Symptoms – Neck, Face, Head

  1. Unexplained hair loss
  2. Headache, mild or severe
  3. Twitching of facial or other muscles
  4. Facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy)
  5. Tingling of nose, cheek or face
  6. Stiff or painful neck
  7. Jaw pain or stiffness
  8. Sore throat


Lyme disease Symptoms – Eyes/Vision

  1. Double or blurry vision
  2. Increased floating spots
  3. Pain in eyes, or swelling around eyes
  4. Oversensitivity to light
  5. Flashing lights


Lymes Symptoms – Ears/Hearing

  1. Decreased hearing in one or both ears
  2. Buzzing in ears
  3. Pain in ears
  4. Ringing in one or both ears

Lime Symptoms – Digestive and Excretory Systems

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Constipation
  3. Irritable bladder (trouble starting, stopping)
  4. Upset stomach (nausea or pain)

Lime disease– Musculoskeletal System

  1. Joint pain or swelling
  2. Stiffness of joints, back, neck
  3. Muscle pain or cramps

Lime disease– Respiratory and Circulatory Systems

  1. Shortness of breath, cough
  2. Chest pain or rib soreness
  3. Night sweats or unexplained chills
  4. Heart palpitations or extra beats
  5. Heart blockage

Lyme disease– Neurologic System

  1. Tremors or unexplained shaking
  2. Burning or stabbing sensations in the body
  3. Weakness or partial paralysis
  4. Pressure in the head
  5. Numbness in body, tingling, pinpricks
  6. Poor balance, dizziness, difficulty walking
  7. Increased motion sickness
  8. Lightheadedness, wooziness


Lymes Symptoms – Psychological well-being

  1. Mood swings, irritability
  2. Unusual depression
  3. Disorientation (getting or feeling lost)
  4. Feeling as if you are losing your mind
  5. Overemotional reactions, crying easily
  6. Too much sleep, or insomnia
  7. Difficulty falling or staying asleep


Lymes Symptoms – Mental Capability

  1. Memory loss (short or long term)
  2. Confusion, difficulty in thinking
  3. Difficulty with concentration or reading
  4. Going to the wrong place
  5. Speech difficulty (slurred or slow)
  6. Stammering speech
  7. Forgetting how to perform simple tasks


Lime disease Symptoms – Reproduction and Sexuality

  1. Loss of sex drive
  2. Sexual dysfuntion


Lyme Symptoms – females only:

  1. Unexplained menstrual pain, irregularity
  2. Unexplained breast pain, discharge


Lyme disease Symptoms – Males only:

  1. Testicular or pelvic pain


Lyme Symptoms – General Well-being

  1. Unexplained weight gain, loss
  2. Extreme fatigue
  3. Swollen glands
  4. Unexplained fevers (high or low grade)
  5. Continual infections (sinus, kidney, eye, etc.)
  6. Symptoms seem to change, come and go
  7. Pain migrates (moves) to different body parts
  8. Early on, experienced a “flu-like” illness, after which you have not since felt well.