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Lyme Disease Symptom Checklist


People with Lyme disease are often misdiagnosed. While this checklist can help you document exposure to the disease and common symptoms for your health care provider, it is not a self-diagnosis tool. A proper diagnosis can only be made by a licensed physician.

The following are questions that can help determine if you have acquired Lyme disease:

  • Have you been exposed to a tick habitat? Did you go camping or hike in a grassy or wooded area?
  • Do you remember being bitten by a tick?
  • Have you had a red expanding skin rash?

Early Lyme disease symptoms include:

  • Red expanding skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Facial nerve palsy (facial muscle weakness or paralysis)
  • Fainting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations or chest pains
  • Severe headaches
  • Neck stiffness
  • Shooting pains that disrupt sleep
  • Lightheadedness
  • Pain and swelling in large joints

Late Lyme disease symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pains
  • Memory loss
  • Twitching
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Sleep impairment
  • Gastrointestinal (stomach/digestive) symptoms
  • Neuropathy (nerve pain, numbness, tingling)
  • Heart-related symptoms
  • Psychiatric (depression, mood changes)

If you answered “yes” to most or all of the following symptoms, please schedule a doctor’s appointment immediately.

Call us at (480) 418-0220 to learn more about how we can help you fight back against Lyme disease with effective and natural treatments.