Lyme Disease Can Affect Your Whole Body

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Most people don’t realize Lyme disease can impact your whole body, physically and emotionally.

Lyme disease impacts your brain, heart, joints, bones, nerves, muscles, eyes, and more – literally your entire body!

It can cause things like seizures, paralysis, vision issues, dizziness, neuropathy, migraines, joint pain, fainting, heart palpitations, mental health issues, neck pain, brain fog, and so much more – over 300 symptoms!

Some commonly know conditions caused by Lyme disease are Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), heart block, dysautonomia (like Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, called POTS), Long QT (heart rhythm disorder), Epilepsy, Lupus, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), depression, anxiety, psychosis, and many more!

If you suspect Lyme disease, be sure to ask your doctor for a full tick-borne disease blood work panel. Also ask for an Alpha-Gal Syndrome (AGS) panel which is food allergy caused by a bite from the Lone Star tick. Remember, Lyme disease and tick-borne illness tests are not perfect. There are doctors who specialize in Lyme disease called Lyme Literate Medical Doctors (LLMDs).