Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country and one of the most difficult to diagnose. It has been associated with numerous neurologic, rheumatologic and psychiatric manifestations. Symptoms mimic those of arthritis, chronic fatigue, Epstein Bar Virus, Mono, the flu, fibromyalgia and more. Many patients suffered with fatigue, sleep disturbance, poor memory and concentration, headaches, lightheadedness, chest pain, joint pain, irritability, fibromyalgia, and burning, tingling or numbness.
The CDC reports that there are at least 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year, twenty-five percent of which are children, ages 5 to 14. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection typically transmitted through the bite of an infected tick which classically presents a “bulls-eye” rash in 50% of the cases.
In the initial stages of Lyme disease, patients usually experience flu-like symptoms that don’t resolve, including fever, fatigue, headaches, chills, joint and muscle pain and swollen lymph nodes. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of the body, including the brain and central nervous system, cardiovascular system, peripheral and autonomic nervous system, along with the muscles, joints and eyes. When the disease becomes chronic, there is evidence that symptoms can be severe. The Klempner trials described the quality of life for chronic Lyme disease sufferers as being equivalent to that of patients with congestive heart failure or osteoarthritis. The pain caused by chronic Lyme disease has been described as “similar to those of post-surgery patients” with their fatigue “similar to that of patients with multiple sclerosis.”
Take our Lyme disease quiz here to see if Lyme disease could be the root cause of your symptoms. If you have a combination of the following symptoms, call our office for a FREE 15 minute consultation with our Lyme Disease Treatment Team at 208-232-3216.
- Fevers and/or chills
- Night sweats
- Gastrointestinal distress
- Swollen glands and/or sore throat
- Stiff neck
- Joint and muscle pain (migrating)
- Back pain
- Jaw pain
- Chest pain and/or heart palpitations
- Tingling sensations
- Sleep disturbances
- Problems with concentration and memory
- Psychiatric manifestations (depression, mood swings, irritability)
- Testicular/pelvic pain
As a special gift for Lyme Disease Awareness Month, we are offering 10% OFF our Lyme disease Treatment Packages through May 2017. Call today for more information and to learn more about our referral program and New Patient special! Call 208-232-3216 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take A Bite Out Of Lyme!
A Doctor’s INSIDE VIEW of treating Lyme Disease. If you can’t sleep, you can’t heal. Watch this video about my hidden secrets on how Lyme disease could be affecting your sleep patterns, making it difficult for you to reach optimal health. I’ll also teach you how to create a sleep sanctuary so you can make the most of your night’s sleep and begin healing.