Monday, June 6, 2011

The Symptoms of Lyme Disease

So you think you or a loved one might have Lyme disease?

Here is a list of symptoms of Lyme disease (scroll about half
way down the page to go straight to the list). If you have
20 or more of the symptoms listed, you should seriously consider being
tested for Lyme. But wait, it's not that easy!

Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis. The tests for Lyme are inaccurate.
A positive test result is positive; however, a negative test means very little.
That is why if you suspect that you might have Lyme disease, it is very important
that you find a doctor who is literate in Lyme disease. Here is a great
place to go to help you find a Lyme literate doctor (aka an LLMD).

There are a few labs that specialize in tick-borne illnesses. Once you
find a Lyme literate doctor, he or she can help you get tested at a specialty
lab. I can't stress how important it is to find an LLMD if you think you
might have Lyme disease!

Good luck, and I hope this information helps!

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