Oregon Lyme Disease Network
Seeking solutions to protect you and your loved ones 
from Tick borne illness in Oregon

CONTACT US AT 
541-410-2585



  

Symptoms of Lyme Disease - these symptoms are taken from from Dr Burrascano  ILADS Guidelines, 2008.  This is the first and only set of National Guidelines that meet the Institute of Medicine GRADE criteria, and were listed in the AHRQ-NGC (no longer a publicly posted national guideline repository) 


SYMPTOM OR SIGN 
Persistent swollen glands 
Sore throat 
Fevers 
Sore soles, esp. in the AM 
Joint pain 
Fingers, toes 
Ankles, wrists 
Knees, elbows 
Hips, shoulders 
Joint swelling 
Fingers, toes 
Ankles, wrists 
Knees, elbows 
Hips, shoulders 
Unexplained back pain  
Stiffness of the joints or back
Muscle pain or cramps 
Obvious muscle weakness 
Twitching of the face or other
muscles
Confusion, difficulty thinking
Difficulty with concentration,
reading, problem absorbing
new information 
Word search, name block 
Forgetfulness, poor short
term memory, poor attention 
Disorientation: getting lost,
going to wrong places
Speech errors- wrong word,
misspeaking
Mood swings, irritability,
depression
Anxiety, panic attacks 
Psychosis (hallucinations,
delusions, paranoia, bipolar)
Tremor 
Seizures 
Headache 
Light  sensitivity 
Sound sensitivity 
This list is usually not fully realized in each patient. Due to the waxing, waning and specific presentation you may find a handful in a specific category (neurological, cardiological, rhuematological in nature) If you note you have multiple symtpoms, please review the checklist on Burascano Guidelines (in link above) pages 9-13 for a better self check. If you still believe you may have tick infections, please contact OLDN for a referral to a physician who chooses to treat.
NOTE: Due to State of Oregon Health Authority Guideline Policy, most Oregon MDs and Infectious Disease "choose not to diagnose, choose not to treat" and will not consider even common symptoms or CDC positive tests because of policy. Contact OLDN for out of area doctors to obtain proper clinical diagnosis and treatment.
Persistent swollen glands Sore throat Fevers
Sore soles, esp. in the AM Joint pain Fingers, toes
Ankles, wrists Knees, elbows Hips, shoulders
Joint swelling
Fingers, toes Ankles, wrists Knees, elbows Hips, shoulders
Stiffness of the joints or back Muscle pain or cramps
Obvious muscle weakness Twitching of the face or other muscles Confusion, difficulty thinking
Difficulty with concentration
new onset reading, problem absorbing new information
Word search Name block
Forgetfulness poor short term memory poor attention
Disorientation
getting lost going to wrong places Speech errors- wrong word, misspeaking
Mood swings, irritability, depression Anxiety, panic attacks
Psychosis (hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, bipolar) Tremor Seizures
Headache Light sensitivity Sound sensitivity
Vision
double, blurry, floaters
Ear
Ear Pain, buzzing, ringing
decreased hearing
Increased motion sickness vertigo, spinningoff balance,tippy, feeling Lightheadedness, wooziness
Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations shooting pains skin hypersensitivity
Facial paralysis-Bell's Palsy Dental pain Neck creaks and cracks, stiffness, neck pain
Fatigue, tired, poor stamina Insomnia, fractionated sleep, early awakening Excessive night time sleep
Napping during the day Unexplained weight gain Unexplained weight loss
Unexplained hair loss Pain in genital area Unexplained menstrual irregularity
Unexplained milk production breast pain Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction Loss of libido Queasy stomach or nausea
Heartburn Stomach pain or Low abdominal pain, cramps Constipation or Diarrhea
Heart murmur or valve prolapse? Heart palpitations or skips Heart block on EKG
Chest wall pain or ribs sore Head congestion Breathlessness, air hunger or unexplained chronic cough
Night sweats Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol Symptom flares every 4 wks.
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