The lists of Lyme symptoms are numerous on the internet, but just a few tools give sense to a list of diseases. We present you two reliable verification lists
The early diagnosis is essential to stop the Lyme disease progression. Once it is in the chronic phase it is more difficult to heal.
Diagnosing Lyme isn´t easy. Approximately 60% of patients that suffer from it take nearly two years to have a diagnosis. On many occasions, the interest of the patients to reach a true diagnosis ends up in reading and investigating. It is then he finds testimonies that coincide with his history. There are many landmarks in a patient’s life. One of those is to name the year of symptoms and suffering: Lyme Disease. Before having a diagnosis, we present two tools that can be helpful that can serve to check symptoms and find or not an approximation to Lyme.
The North American organisation to support patients LymeDisease.org considers it vital to speed the time of the diagnosis and have created a verification list that allows identification of the patients´ symptoms to help that way help patients and doctors.
If you consider that you can be sick, check Lyme symptoms through this questionnaire. It is very useful.
We leave you a translation of the questions:
Have you been exposed to a tick habitat?
Do you remember having been bitten by a tick?
Have you suffered a red skin rash like a dartboard?
Have you had any of these symptoms?
- Red rash expanded like a dartboard
- Bell facial nerve paralysis (muscle weakness or paralysis)
- Severe headaches and neck stiffness
- Fainting, breath difficulty, heart palpitations, or chest pain (Lyme carditis)
- Stabbing pains that can interfere with the sleep
- Pain and inflammation in the big joints.
Have you suffered any of the following Chronic Lyme manifestations?
- Joint pain
- Cognitive deterioration
- Symptoms related to the heart
- Neuropathies (nerves pain, cold/hot feeling, tingling, numbness)
- Muscle pain
- Loss of memory
- Yes / No / Don´t know
- Sleep disturbance
- Gastrointestinal symptoms (stomachal or digestive)
- Psychiatric (depression, mood swings, etc.)
Once you have fulfilled this questionnaire, you can leave your name and email. You will receive a report that will allow you to explain to your specialist why you think you have Lyme. If the report results estimate it.
From Biosalud Day Hospital, they have created an instrument based on the co-infection of Lyme symptoms. The infection by borrelia used to live together with other bacterial infections that transfer ticks. Some present more clear symptomatology.
To answer this questionnaire you only have to mark with the computer cursor the symptom you are suffering. Once done, you send the result. You receive communication with suggestions in the function of the possibilities you have to end up with Lyme.