The Most Common Lyme disease Symptoms You Should Never Ignore, Say Doctors

8Fuzzy thinking, exhaustion, and other cognitive problems

Few bacteria have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and infect the central nervous system, and Borrelia burgdorferi which causes Lyme disease just happens to be one of them. This will result in inflammation of the brain, and affect your central nervous system functioning in different ways.

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Fuzzy thinking, exhaustion, and other cognitive problems

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9Fatigue

Extreme fatigue is a result of this and it affects as many as 76% of people with advanced Lyme disease. Other problems which tend to occur in up to 24% of people include loss of coordination, short-term memory loss, and trouble concentrating. You can even develop facial weakness or experience behavioral changes in extreme cases when the disease is left untreated.

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10How to treat Lyme disease symptoms

If you leave Lyme disease untreated, you may end up developing severe complications like intense joint pain, cognitive issues, and heart problems. If you suspect that you may be having Lyme disease then seek medical attention as soon as you can.

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Consult your doctor about this. Your doctor will most probably refer you to an infectious disease specialist who will then evaluate your symptoms and decide if you need testing. In case you test positive, you will be prescribed antibiotics which can help in combating the infection.

If your test shows that you don’t have Lyme disease but it doesn’t feel right to you then ask for a retest. Sometimes, it so happen that your test could be one of those false-negative which are quite common. This means that they aren’t able to detect the disease early on because it takes a few weeks for your immune system to respond to the infection by building up antibodies.

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How to treat Lyme disease symptoms

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