Our family is small, my husband, myself and son.
We all have had Lyme disease.
My son had what is normally seen as Lyme disease, flu like symptoms and the bulls eye rash. He was treated with antibiotics and within a few days was feeling fine. One spring my husband complained of severe headaches, fatigue, muscle pain and drenching sweats. After a visit to the ER and a spinal tap he was sent home with no diagnosis. As days went on he could not lift his head off of his pillow without severe pain. He later would be diagnosed with Babesiosis a tick borne disease. The following year I noticed a bulls eye on my leg and began experiencing malaise, neck pain and headaches, I was sent to the ER and was later diagnosed with Central Nervous System Lyme Disease also known a Meningitis Lyme. After many hospital and Doctor visits and 4 weeks of IV treatment I started to feel better, however it took me about 6 months to feel like myself. I found it hard to read and remember words and I was fighting fatigue constantly.
Yes, Lyme Disease is scary stuff!
We no longer live in New England where Lyme Disease seems to be more prevalent, but it does not stop me from being cautious. We have three cats and we are constantly checking them for ticks. This spring has been a horrible season for ticks in Tennessee
so I am in high alert constantly. I know what a tick bite can do to you,
I hope now you do too. Get informed and stay safe!
"Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread by the bite of an infected tick. Although not every tick carries the Lyme bacteria, caution must be exercised, especially in tick-infested areas. Not so long ago, Lyme disease was considered only rampant in Lyme "endemic" areas, however this nasty and complicated disease may be found throughout the entire United States and Europe. Additionally, ticks carry a wide variety of other serious bacterial infections. "