Part 3. Common Symptoms of Lyme Disease - Neuroborreliosis
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Part Three
Know that there are many more symptoms than just the ones listed here because Lyme is a multi-systemic disease
1.Overall, Cognitive Disturbances,Dental Disturbances ,Ears / Hearing , Emotional,Temperature 
2.Eyes / Vision , Head,  Heart /Circulatory, 
   Immune/ Endocrine, Locomotor, Reproductive 
3. Mental, Neuro,Respiratory, Sleep,Skin, Urinary
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Comparing Symptoms of Zoonotic Infections
Zoonotic Coinfection Symptoms 
Bartonella Symptoms 
Mycoplasma Symptoms
Physical Pains in Lyme disease
Symptoms  similar to Lyme disease
Lyme misdiagnosed Disorders and Diseases 
Healing Course of Action
Recovery Emotional 
Recovery Brain and physical

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mental
 Neuro
Respiratory
 Sleep
Skin
Urinary
Physical Pain
Mental Disturbances
> Feeling you are losing your mind/going crazy because the people around you disbelieve the reality of your pain, disabilities, and deteriorating health, most especially when you do not know what has afflicted you.
> Exaggerated fear.
> Anxiety 
> Suicidal thoughts for relief from physical/emotional pain. And/or suddenly suicidal.
> Unusual sadness, hopelessness, guilt.
> Unusual Depression 
> Over-emotional reactions to fit the situation.
> Crying or screaming impulses for no reason 
> Easily frustrated, irritated, agitated, unusually short tempered and often cyclical.
> Sudden explosive irritability for no apparent cause.
> Much activity or noise or any sensory stimulation within environment triggers extreme agitation and or aggressiveness.
> Sudden moments of suspiciousness/paranoia.
> Delusions.
> Trying to do everything during periods of feeling okay and very little activity when laden with pain.
> Periods of extreme high energy to extreme lows. Rapid mood swings Mimics Bipolar Disorder.
> A driving need to do something repeatedly and having much anxiety if unable to do it. MimicsObsessive Compulsive behavior
> Persistent thoughts that cause anxiety/distress.
> Persistent anxiety, for no reason.
> Panic attacks.
> Feeling detached from ones self or reality. Feeling of “unrealness".
> Always hurried, even without a deadline.
> (Students) Uncooperative, defiant, negative. Rebellious and annoying behaviors.
> Personality change. Saying and doing something unlike your usual self. Behavioral changes. In children a  decreased 
interest in play.
> Hearing music or sounds others can’t hear. Odor , Visual or auditory hallucinations. Language difficulties (halting speech, disrupted participation in conversation) mimics Schizophrenia
> Mimics most every psychiatric disorder (inconsistently) in the similar way the weird physical disorders keep changing depending where the brain inflammation is that day..
Neuro Disturbances
> Hypersensitivity to light, sound, smells, taste, touch and vibrations.
> Abnormal brain waves, seizures, momentary mini blackouts, periods of confused memory, episodes of  staring, unexplained periods of  unresponsiveness.
> Fainting spells
> Abnormalities of taste or smell (Peculiar metallic or salty taste).
> Visual, odor  or auditory hallucinations
> Tremors, unexplained shaking, jerking, twitching.
> Sensations in the body of pinpricks, stabbing, burning.
> Sensations of vibration or flutters.
> A sensation of wearing an invisible "glove" or "sock"
> Numbness in parts of the body and/or extremities.
> Increased motion sickness
> Difficulty walking or moving the arms.
> Dizziness, poor balance, weakness, or partial paralysis of limbs, loss or diminished  reflexes or coordination.Peripheral neuropathy
> Feet/legs experience poor automatic response; Walking problems. Gait disturbance. Clumsiness. Tripping. Walking into things. Not knowing where your feet are. Poor muscle coordination, loss of reflexes, experiencing weakness
> Burning, freezing, throbbing, shooting pain in limbs, hands and feet or toes and fingers  or all, that is often worse at night and is felt equally on both sides periodically or  constant. Lyme Peripheral  Neuropathy
> Intense pain, mostly in the lumbar and cervical regions, and radiating to the extremities
> Involuntary movement of arms, legs, and digits.
> Irresistible urge to move legs; sensations include creeping, itching, pulling,  creepy-crawly, tugging, or gnawing in legs.Restless legs syndrome
> Need to bend legs inward toward chest as close as possible
> Periods of jumpiness, easily startled
> Pressure-related neuropathic symptoms (e.g. an arm going to "sleep" while resting on a car door while driving),
> Drooping shoulders
> Increased motion sickness
> Susceptibility to electrostatic shock.
> Diminished reflexes 

Respiratory Disturbances
> Air hunger, laboured breathing, or gasping
> Cough (non-productive, odd, unexplained)
> Respiratory infections, asthma, pneumonia, pleurisy, cough, chest pains.
> Can’t get a full or satisfying breath.
> Shortness of breath with exertion.
> When talking suddenly running out of air.
Severe Sleep Disturbances.
> Unusual, extreme, persistent fatigue.MimicsChronic Fatigue Syndrome, Gulf War Syndrome
> Instantly falling asleep, at anytime. Mimics Narcolepsy
> Pauses in breathing when asleep. Mimicssleep apnea
> Difficulty falling or staying asleep (penial Gland)or unable to sleep for no apparent reason.(Insomnia)
> Unable to fall asleep or being awakened during sleep because of the high level of pain throughout the body. 
> Sleeping too much.
> Unable to get into a normal deep sleep
> Vivid nightmares. 
> Being awakened in the middle of the night by sudden severe arthritic pains throughout entire body that is excruciating, dramatic, and feels like you are on deaths door and most of this horrid pain is gone by the next morning.
Skin Disturbances
>(In early stage and sometimes reoccurrence)
Erythema chronicum migrans: (one or more) Image
May appeared as a bull's eye rings, blotch, patch, eczema, hives, welts, malar, sun burn like, or poison ivy like rash and on dark skins may resemble a bruise. 
>>A progressive skin atrophy giving a tissue-paper appearance to the affected areas (Acrodermatitis Chronica Atrophicans)Image
> Pinna and ear lobes have varying shades of red. Images
> A benign nodule or tumor on ear lobe, nipple, scrotum ... Lymphocytoma
> Sensation of water dripping on skin or tingling sensations (like an insect crawling on  skin,  water dripping on skin, tingling, or spider web laying on skin. 
> Janeway lesions,Osler's nodes, Splinter hemorrhagesin
(Bacterial endocarditis)See Heart   Image
> Spots and areas on the body under skin that suddenly become extremely sensitive to touch.
> Burning pain like sunburn or freshly scraped skin embedded with sand in the digits/ limbs.
> Sudden itchiness of limbs or parts of body.
> Skin flushes 
> Nodules under the skin
> All lumps and cysts become very painful during periods of active Lyme and within areas of inflammation.  E.g. all endemitriosis cysts, implants, lesions, endometrioma's, endometrial polyps and sebaceous cysts, popliteal baker's cyst, paralabral cysts, ganglion's, lipomas, or any cyst within the body or lumpy masses under the skin or as well as old scars, warts, swollen lymph nodes, calcium deposits, Fibrocystic Breasts, Polycystic kidney cysts...
> Fingernail changes such as  vertical ridges, curved under, flat in center 
> Scalp rash 
> Rashes, eczema
> Numbness, tingling Demyelinatiion
Urinary Disturbances
> Neurogenic bladder (Sudden incorrect messages going to bladder): Underactive/overactive. Tiny stream.  Straining to urinate. Hesitancy. Bladder not emptying completely. Inability to urinate. Frequent  urgent need to urinate with difficulty to suppress. Loss of bladder awareness. Emptying instantly  upon movement. Urine leakage. Sudden inability to contract muscles.These symptoms just as suddenly disappear and everything is back to normal, until they again suddenly reappear.
> Bladder pain relieved by urination.
> Kidney problems
> Bed wetting, especially in children
> Repeated urinary tract infections
 

Physical Pain (later stages)
 

The disorders below are similar to Lyme symptoms. They are best eliminated prior to beginning the eradication of the Bb bacteria's or before assuming you have Lyme disease.
Aspartame Poisoning
Borrilia Infections
Candida
Mold Exposure
Mycoplasma
Peripheral Neuropathy Disorder
Parasites and Flukes
Spinal arachnoiditis
Thyroid Imbalance
Toxic Metals 
Vitamin or Mineral Deficiency

Lyme is often misdiagnosed as other diseases (list)


Taken from my research -  what I learned from LLMD and what was confirmed by the experts, the people infected with Lyme and co-infections.
Know that there are many more symptoms caused by this infection than just the ones listed here as it is a multi-systemic disease

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Mental Disturbances
Although the exact cause of most mental illnesses is not known, it is becoming clear through research that many of these conditions are caused by a combination of biological, psychological and environmental factors. Most mental illnesses are caused by a complex interaction between different parts of the brain. Some mental illnesses have been linked to an abnormal balance of special chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters help nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other. If these chemicals are out of balance or are not working properly, messages may not make it through the brain correctly, leading to symptoms of mental illness. In addition, defects in or injury to certain areas of the brain have also been linked to some mental conditions.
Infections: Certain infections have been linked to brain damage and the development of mental illness or the worsening of its symptoms. 
Brain defects or injury: Defects in or injury to certain areas of the brain have also been linked to some mental illnesses. 

Depression
"Most depression and suicidal tendencies often respond to treatment. Suicide is a permanent response to a temporary problem. Many people who survive very serious attempts go on to lead productive and gratifying lives. Suffering can be reduced. The joy of life can be restored. Needless death can be prevented. Don’t give up hope. There are answers, solutions, and assistance. There is life after Lyme." By Robert C. Bransfield, MD

Lyme Rage: Irritability (impulsive hostility) with minimal provocation. Neuroborreliosis shows up as subacute encephalitis, an infected/inflamed brain as well as an infected nervous system. Lyme Disease causes dysfunction of the central nervous system..... Many other conditions which cause central nervous system dysfunction are sometimes also associated with violent behavior, i.e.: strokes, brain tumors, lupus, MS, head injuries, developmental disabilities, carbon monoxide poisoning, syphilis and other central nervous system infections. 

Paranoia (lack of B1) - Paranoia  is a disturbed thought process characterized by excessive anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Neuro transmitter produces too much acetylcholine (See Lyme Neurotoxins)

Bipolar Disorder;Manic phase: Euphoria, extreme optimism, inflated self-esteem, poor judgment, rapid speech, racing thoughts, aggressive behavior, agitation, increased physical activity, risky behavior, spending sprees, increased drive to perform or achieve goals, increased sexual drive, decreased need for sleep, tendency to be easily distracted, inability to concentrate, drug abuse. Depressive phase: Sadness, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts or behavior, anxiety, guilt, sleep problems, appetite problems, fatigue, loss of interest in daily activities, problems concentrating, irritability, chronic pain without a known cause,
impulsive violence

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) long-term illness, and without treatment, symptoms typically come and go over time. Anxiety: If you don't perform the ritual, you may have immediate anxiety or a nagging sense of incompleteness. Obsessive thoughts: Fear of .... Over concern about... Constantly thinking of certain....a preoccupation,Constant need for... Compulsive behaviors  Frequently repeating same action, rituals; P.S. When you won't take their pills, OCD is often used by MD's trying to stop you from believing you have Lyme. 

Anxiety disorder: Symptoms of an anxiety attack: Shortness of breath, palpitations or pounding heart, chest pain or discomfort, trembling or shaking, dizziness, nausea or stomach distress, fear of losing control or going crazy, hot or cold flashes, apprehension, uneasiness, and dread, impaired concentration or selective attention, feeling restless or on edge, avoidance, hyper vigilance, irritability, confusion, behavioral problems, nervousness and jumpiness, self-consciousness and insecurity, fear that you are dying or going crazy, strong desire to escape heart palpitations or racing heartbeat, chest pain, hot flashes or chills, cold and clammy hands, stomach upset or queasiness, frequent urination or diarrhea, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, tremors, twitches, and jitters, muscle tension or aches, headaches, fatigue, insomnia.
Panic Attack - Episodes of sudden feelings of terror that strike without warning at any time, even during sleep.  He or she  feels like he is having a heart attack or that death is imminent. The fear and terror is not in proportion to the true situation and may be unrelated to what is happening around him or her. Symptoms: Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy, "Racing" heart , Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers, Sense of terror, of impending doom or death, Feeling sweaty or having chills, Chest pains, Breathing difficulties, Feeling a loss of control lasting less than ten minutes
Hallucinations (Symptom in 145 conditions) involve sensing things that aren't there while a person is awake and conscious. Common hallucinations; feeling a crawling sensation on the skin, hearing voices when no one has spoken, seeing patterns, lights, beings, or objects that aren't there.

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Schizophrenic-like states
A blank, vacant facial expression, Overly acute senses, Staring, while in deep thought,Sleep disturbances, Involuntary movements of the tongue or mouth,  Parkinsonian type symptoms, Clumsy, awkward gait,  difficulty focusing on slow moving objects,Unusual gestures or postures.  Flat emotions, yet hypersensitive to criticism, insults, or hurt feelings. Rapidly changing mood for no apparent. Sudden irritability, anger, hostility, suspiciousness, resentment, hopeless about the future, Low motivation, Depression, Suicidal, Severe Anxiety,
Dropping out of activities and life in general, Inability to form or keep relationships, 
withdrawal, lost in thoughts Neglect in self-care, Replaying or rehearsing conversations out loud
low stress threshhold, poo problem solving, Deterioration in job-related performance, Inappropriate responses, Catatonia, excessive preoccupation with religion or spirituality, substance abuse, frequently moves, or walks that lead nowhere,Ruminating thoughts, Racing thoughts, Making up new words,  Becoming incoherent or stringing unrelated words together,  Frequent loose association of thoughts or speech- when one thought does not logically relate to the next. Directionless, Lack of insight,  unaware that they are becoming mentallyy sick,  saying very little in conversatins, Suddenly halting speech in the middle of a sentence, Trouble interpreting social cues,  Difficulty expressing thoughts verbally, Poor concentration/ memory. Forgetfulness, Nonsensical logic, Difficulty understanding simple things, mixed up, Obsessive compulsive tendencies, Conversations that seem deep, but are not logical or coherent paranoid delusions (thinking someone or something outside yourself is affecting you negatively.) ot you are someone you are not.
Auditory and visual Hallucinations 
 

Neuro Disturbances
Orthostatic intolerance disorderof the autonomic nervous system occurring when an individual stands up.( a temporary loss of consciousness and posture, with rapid recovery (simple faints, or syncope), as well as remaining conscious during their loss of posture. (Different than a syncope caused by cardiac problems.) Acute OI Some symptoms:Headache, Fatigue, Altered vision (blurred vision, "white outs," black outs), Weakness, Hyperpnea or sensation of difficulty breathing or swallowing (see also hyperventilation syndrome),Tremulousness, Sweating, Anxiety, Heart palpitations, as the heart races to compensate for the falling blood pressure  Exercise intolerance, (A classic manifestation of acute OI is a soldier who faints after standing rigidly at attention for an extended period of time.)
Chronic OI-  have symptoms on most or all days and may include most of the symptoms of acute OI, plus-  heat sensitivity, nausea, neurocognitive deficits, such as attention problems, sleep problems, pallor..
Lyme Peripheral neuropathy
Other infections or inflammatory Peripheral neuropathy includes AIDS, Hepatitis, Colorado tick fever, Diphtheria, Guillain-Barre syndrome, HIV infection without development of AIDS, Leprosy, Lyme disease, Polyarteritis nodosa, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Sjogren syndrome, Syphilis, Systemic lupus, erythematosus, Amyloidosis
Symptoms: Depend on which type of nerve is affected.
The three main types of nerves are: sensory..those that carry sensations, Motor..those that control muscles.  Autonomic: ..Those that carry information to organs and glands. Neuropathy can affect any one or a combination of all three.  Can affect the whole body or just one nerve.
Sensation Changes:  Damage to sensory fibers results in changes in sensation, burning sensations, nerve pain, tingling or numbness, or an inability to determine joint position, which causes incoordination.  For many neuropathies, sensation changes often begin in the feet and progress toward the center of the body with involvement of other areas as the condition worsens. 
Movement Difficulties: Damage to the motor fibers interferes with muscle control and can cause weakness, loss of muscle bulk, and loss of dexterity. Sometimes, cramps are a sign of motor nerve involvement.  Other muscle-related symptoms include: Difficulty breathing or swallowing. Difficulty or inability to move a part of the body (paralysis). Falling (from legs buckling or tripping over toes). Lack of dexterity (such as being unable to button a shirt). Lack of muscle control. Loss of muscle tissue (muscle atrophy). Muscle twitching or cramping 
Autonomic:  The autonomic nerves control involuntary or semi-voluntary functions, such as control of internal organs and blood pressure. Damage to autonomic nerves can cause:
Abdominal bloating, Blurred vision, Constipation, Decreased ability to sweat, Diarrhea, Difficulty beginning to urinate (urinary hesitancy), Dizziness that occurs when standing up or fainting associated with a fall in blood pressure, Feeling full after eating a small amount (early satiety), Feeling of incomplete bladder emptying, Heat intolerance with exertion, Male impotence, Nausea or vomiting after meals, Unintentional weight loss (more than 5% of body weight), Urinary incontinence 

Vitamin deficiencies  can cause widespread damage to nerve tissue. Vitamins E, B1, B6, B12, and niacin are essential to healthy nerve function.
 

Peripheral neuropathy (peripheral neuritis, polyneuritis, polyneuropathy)  disorders in which the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord-peripheral nerves-have been damaged. Symptoms of neuropathy are related to the type of affected nerve.. Pain associated with neuropathy can be quite intense and may be described as cutting, stabbing, crushing, or burning. In some cases, a nonpainful stimulus may be perceived as excruciating or pain may be felt even in the absence of a stimulus. Damage to a motor nerve is usually indicated by weakness in the affected area. If the problem with the motor nerve has continued over a length of time, muscle shrinkage (atrophy) or lack of muscle tone may be noticeable. Autonomic nerve damage is most noticeable when an individual stands upright and experiences problems such as light-headedness or changes in blood pressure. Other indicators of autonomic nerve damage are lack of sweat, tears, and saliva; constipation; urinary retention; and impotence. In some cases, heart beat irregularities and respiratory problems can develop.  In some cases, neuropathy is not the primary disorder, but a symptom of an underlying disease. Infections and autoimmune disorders can cause peripheral neuropathy. Viruses and bacteria that can attack nerve tissues. (Lyme Disease) causing attacks of sharp, lightning-like pain. Lyme disease is a  bacterial disease characterized by extensive peripheral nerve damage.  It can cause a wide range of neuropathic disorders, including a rapidly developing, painful polyneuropathy, often within a few weeks after initial infection by a tick bite. 

Restless leg syndrome (a condition associated with creeping sensations in the leg during sleep that are relieved by leg movement)

Susceptibility to electrostatic shock. An interesting symptom often noticed is an increased susceptibility to electrostatic shock. This is likely due to the BLPs causing a change in the electro-potential in our cells/nervous system. Some of these toxins are likely sodium channel agonists and can change the electrical potential of our body. Thus, the likelihood of electro-static shock.

Respiratory Disturbances
Difficulty breathing has many potential causes. Some of the most common are: Sudden illness or infections like pneumonia , acute bronchitis , whooping cough , croup , or epiglottitis.
 Heart disease , asthma , emphysema , chronic bronchitis , or heart failure,
Heart attack, Injury to the neck, chest wall, or lungs, Collapsed lung , which can happen if you have emphysema or asthma, but may also happen spontaneously in young, healthy people, 
High altitudes, which can be a problem even in young people, 
Cigarette smoking or breathing secondhand smoke, Pulmonary embolism, or a blood clot in the lung, which can cause very abrupt and severe difficulty breathing, 
Life threatening allergic reaction,
Shortness of breath can also occur in people who have a disorder of the respiratory muscles, a disorder of the nervous system that interferes with breathing, or too few red blood cells to carry oxygen to tissues (anemia).
Pulmonary edema: With Heart Failure pumping is  inadequate and  fluid may accumulate in the lungs, a condition called pulmonary edema feeling of smothering or heaviness in the chest. pulmonary edema
Dyspnea:shortness of breath is perceived to be difficulty of breathing or painful breathing. With dyspnea, faster breathing is accompanied by the sensation of running out of air. The person feels a sensation of not being able to breathe fast enough or deeply enough. Other sensations include an awareness of increased muscular effort to expand the chest when breathing in or to expel air when breathing out, the uncomfortable sensation that inhaling (inspiration) is urgently needed before exhaling (expiration) is completed, and various sensations often described as tightness in the chest.
Sarcoidosisis an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands. (Abnormal masses or nodules (called granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues form in certain organs of the body.) Symptoms vary greatly, depending on which organs are involved. 
Most initially complain of a persistent dry cough, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms: Tender, reddish bumps or patches on the skin, Red and teary eyes or blurred vision, swollen and painful joints, enlarged and tender lymph glands in the neck, armpits, and groin, enlarged lymph glands in the chest and around the lungs, Nasal stuffiness and hoarse voice, pain in the hands, feet, or other bony areas due to the formation of cysts (an abnormal sac-like growth) in bones, Kidney stone, Enlarged liver, Development of abnormal or missed beats (arrhythmia's), inflammation of the covering of the heart (pericarditis), or heart failure, Nervous system effects, including hearing loss, meningitis, seizures, or psychiatric disorders (for example, dementia, depression, psychosis), In some people, symptoms might begin suddenly and/or severely, and subside in a short period of time. Others might have no outward symptoms at all even though organs are affected. Still others might have symptoms that appear slowly and subtly, but which last or recur over a long time.

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Severe Sleep Disturbances
Neuroendocrine Immune syndrome..formerly chronic fatigue Syndrome also known as; Chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) ,Myalgic encephalomyelitis, Myalgic encephalopathy,Post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS), Low Natural Killer Syndrome (LNKS),   Akureyri Disease, Iceland disease,Tapanui flu, Chronic Epstein-Barr virus (CEBV), Yuppie Flu, Atypical poliomyelitis, Royal Free disease, Benign Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Epidemic Neuromyasthenia (ENM), Epidemic Vasculitis,  Raphe Nucleus Encephalopathy
-Sudden onset or gradual onset accompanied by a "flu-like illness, sometimes spread over years.-  Unexplained, persistent, or recurrent physical and mental fatigue/exhaustion that substantially reduces activity levels and is not relieved (or not completely relieved) by rest
-An inappropriate loss of physical and mental stamina, rapid muscular and cognitive fatigability with slow recovery of the malaise, headaches,  pain and sleep disturbances)
-Unrefreshing sleep/rest, poor sleep quantity, insomnia or rhythm disturbances, may experience reduced sleep efficiency, a reduction of deep sleep, prolonged sleep, alpha-wave intrusion during deep sleep. (Vivid disturbing dreams, and exhaustion can worsen sleep dysfunction)
Pain is often widespread and migratory in nature, including a significant degree of muscle pain and/or joint pain (without joint swelling or redness, and may be transitory). Other symptoms include headaches (particularly of a new type, severity, or duration), lymph node pain, sore throats, and abdominal pain (often as a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome). Patients also report bone, eye and nerve pain and painful skin sensitivity. Chest pain has been attributed variously to microvascular disease or cardiomyopathy by researchers, and many also report painful tachycardia. Male CFS patients are more likely to experience chronic pelvic pain syndrome  and female CFS patients are also more likely to experience chronic pelvic pain.
depression and anxiety, temporomandibular joint pain, headache including migraines, and other forms of myalgia.
-difficulty maintaining upright position (orthostatic instability, irregular heartbeat, palpitations with or without cardiac arrhythmias, dizziness, balance problems or fainting.orthostatic intolerance, , urinary frequency and bladder dysfunction, irritable bowel, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea or bloating extreme pallor, nausea
-allergies or sensitivities to foods, alcohol, odors, chemicals, medications or noise Neuroendocrine manifestations: Common occurrences include poor temperature control or loss of thermostatic stability, subnormal body temperature and marked daily fluctuation, sweating episodes, recurrent feelings of feverishness and cold extremities, intolerance of extremes of heat and cold, digestive disturbances
and/or marked weight change - anorexia or abnormal appetite, loss of adaptability and worsening of symptoms with stress.  Common occurrences include tender lymph nodes, recurrent sore throat, recurrent flu-like symptoms, general malaise, new sensitivities to food and/or medications and/or chemicals (which may complicate treatment). Most CFS patients reduce or cease alcohol intake, mostly due to personal experience of worsening symptoms 
Lymphatic System:-tender cervical or axillary lymph nodes. --sore throat -visual disturbances (blurring, sensitivity to light, eye pain or dry eyes)
Respiratory System:-chest pain  -shortness of breath --chronic cough- mildly disordered breathing perceived difficulty breathing or pain on breathing).
Brain and Nervous System:-neurocognitive  dysfunction's, including impaired memory or concentration. -postexertional malaise lasting more than 24 hours (exhaustion and increased symptoms) following physical or mental exercise --unrefreshing sleep -headaches of a new type or severity -brain fog --psychological problems (depression, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks) -chills and night sweats. Common occurrences include confusion, forgetfulness, mental fatigue/brain fog, impairment of concentration and short-term memory consolidation, disorientation, difficulty with information processing, categorizing and word retrieval, and perceptual and sensory disturbances (e.g. spatial instability and disorientation and inability to focus vision), ataxia (unsteady and clumsy motion of the limbs or torso), muscle weakness and "twitches". There may also be cognitive or sensory overload (e.g. photo phobia and hypersensitivity to noise and/or emotional overload, which may lead to "crash" periods and/or anxiety), Slowed processing speed, impaired working memory and poor learning of information. Clinical depression and anxiety are also common. 
 

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Lyme disease and co infections 
mimics over 300 hundred 
diseases and syndromes.

Pineal gland produces melatonin hormone which controls the body rhythms and in particular the internal body clock/sleep/wake patterns. Melatonin increases the deeper stages of sleep. It has antioxidant effects which help in preventing disease qualities and controls over stimulation of the sympathetic nerves to lower the blood pressure and slow the heart rate. In a balanced pineal gland there is almost no melatonin in the blood in the daytime and at the end of the day, melatonin increases in the blood allowing sleepiness. Melatonin remains in the blood all night while the person sleeps and lessens as morning approaches. When light enters the eyes, the melatonin of the blood goes away.
Symptoms of an unbalanced pineal gland is a too early or too late sleep pattern, Night Eating Syndrome, depression, anxiety, enlarged prostate, prostatitis and lack of adequate sleep which in turn causes: Memory lapses,  accidents and injuries, behavior problems, mood problems, daytime irritability, lack of concentration, poor performance,  poor reaction times, being exhausted the whole day,  speaking  incoherently, body aches, feeling older, taking long time for body to heal itself.
Gulf War Syndrome
Cardiovascular Symptoms, weight loss, Gastrointestinal Symptoms - Diarrhea, Constipation, Nausea, Bloating.  Thick saliva, skin rashes, Unusual Hair loss. Chronic fevers, aching muscles/Pains,  tingling and numbness in limbs, Menstrual Symptoms, Persistent Coughing, Bronchitis, Asthma, irritability,  memory loss, short term memory loss, poor concentration, inability to take in information,  labored breathing,, Fatigue, persistent Headaches, Mood and Sleep Disturbances, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia.

Insomniaof difficulty falling asleep, insomnia of no problem falling asleep but difficulty staying asleep (many awakenings) Insomnia of waking up too early, Insomnia of Sleep State Misperception (Sleeping most of the night but believing  they didn't sleep at all. ) Each may last for a few nights, two or four weeks or be chronic as it happens most nights and last a month or longer causing Daytime sleepiness, anxiety, impaired concentration, impaired memory, irritability.

Narcolepsy: Excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden episodes of falling asleep, from several seconds to more than thirty minutes. -sudden loss of muscle control while awake. 

Hallucinations:
Sleep paralysis: inability to move or talk at the beginning or end of sleep 

Microsleep:brief sleep episodes during which they continue to function (talk, put things away, etc.), and then they awaken with no memory of performing such activities 

Nighttime wakefulness periods of wakefulness at night, with hot flashes, elevated heart rate, and sometimes intense alertness. Rapid entry into REM sleep: enter the REM, or dream, phase of sleep right after falling asleep, -mental cloudiness, a lack of energy and concentration, memory lapses, a depressed mood, and/or extreme exhaustion.
SleepApnea (obstructive and central ) - Delayed signal from the brain to breath. Must wake up briefly to breathe, sometimes hundreds of times during the night. Usually there is no memory of these brief awakenings.  Loud Snoring, waking up with; sweating, headaches, sensation of choking, unrefreshed, and gasping for air.  Have trouble staying awake during the day, make frequent bathroom trips during the night, insomnia

Vivid nightmares are vivid dreams that can cause feelings of fear, terror, and/or anxiety. Usually, the person having a nightmare is abruptly awakened from sleep and is able to describe the dream in detail.
Note: Night terrors are nocturnal episodes of extreme terror and panic that usually occur early in the sleep period, characterized by frequent and recurrent episodes of intense crying and fear during sleep,  confusion and vocalizations, often a "blood-curdling" scream, with difficulty to  arouse and have limited recall of their dream content.
Dreams are mild to vivid stories.
Some causes: Medications that alter central nervous system neurotransmitter levels such as antidepressants, Short-acting barbiturates, nicotine patches  and medication withdrawal, post-traumatic stress, stress, watching scary movies or reading scary books, especially before you go to bed, illness combined with raised body temperature, anxiety, significant loss, periodic limb movements and obstructive sleep apnea.
 

Skin Disturbances
Erythema chronicum migrans is a result of a bite from an infected (with Borrelia burgdorferi) biting insect. It is a rash plaque that typically starts appearing two days to a month after being bitten and can last for a few days or for many weeks. May be painless or can feel painful, itchy or warm to the touch or not be felt at all.  It is estimated that only thirty percent of infected people will have an erythema chronicum migrans. It may also be easily be missed, especially if the person has dark skin. The rash may come and go over the course of several weeks.  It can take on many different shapes and 
colors; typically it has the appearance of  multiple rings called a "bulls-eye," others are simply upper cheek malars, an expanding oval, round, or mishapen plaque. 
Occasionally the edges may be be scaly or contain vesicular components, or flat or slightly raised and usually bluish-red with a  flat center that gives the appearance of clearing colored red, pink, or dusky.
Dark-skinned people may develop a rash that resembles a bruise. The plaque may reach from 4 to 20 inches across, the average rash is 6 inches. It can cover a small or very large area of the body. The rash is often confused with other common skin infections such as ringworm, cellulitis, erythema multiforme, eczema, or hives or mistaken for a sun burn  or poison ivy like-rash. 
(Only 30%,some say 80%, of Lyme infected people will remember seeing a rash or ever have a rash.)
Acrodermatitis Chronica Atrophicans ACA) also known as Pick-Herxheimer disease, is a skin disorder indicative of the third or late stage of European Lyme borreliosis   A progressive dermatitis  leading to a widespread atrophy of the skin throughout the body. Gives a tissue paper appearance to the skin of the affected areas. You will find great images here.  In the search string enter  " Acrodermatitis Chronica Atrophicans Herxheimer
Lymphocytoma (Borrelial lymphocytoma cutis)is a soft and non-tender lesion usually located typically on the earlobe, areola, and less frequently on the scrotum or the arm fold or other parts of the body. Search images.(In early stage and sometimes reoccurrence)
Janeway lesions, Osler's nodes, Splinter 

Demyelination: Basic symptoms include a disruption of  signals between the brain and other parts of the body. Odd sensation in legs, arms, chest, or face, such as tingling or numbness (neuropathy),  weakness of arms or legs, loss of dexterity, difficulty coordinating movement or balance disorder, difficulty controlling bowel movements or urination, cognitive disruption including speech impairment and memory loss, heat sensitive, blurriness in the central visual field that affects only one eye; may be accompanied by pain upon eye movement, double vision,fatigue
 
 

Urinary Disturbances

Neurogenic bladder The nerves that carry messages from the bladder to the brain and from the brain to the muscles of the bladder telling them either to tighten or release does NOT work properly and thus manifests as : a dribbling urinary stream, straining during urination, inability to urinate, or inability to control urination (incontinence), urinary frequency and urgency (bladder hyperactivity),  painful urination (dysuria) which may be a result of a urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by urine being held too long in the bladder.

Research Here YAHOO
 
 
 

Lyme disease and co infections
mimic over 300 hundred
diseases and syndromes

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This life is a test
It is only a test.
Had it been an actual life
You would have received 
further instructions on where to go 
and what to do!
~ unknown

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Life is more bearable when we find what is good in the painful things that happens to us.
 
 






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The quality of life of the Lyme infected person 
can be increased by eating certain foods, 
avoiding eating foods that add to the neurotoxin load, drinking fresh water, 
getting oxygenated by walking and
exercising to get the lymphatic system flowing, supporting your body with proper mineral and vitamins, learning to say "no" when your body needs you to care for it by reducing your already enough stress load 
or a nap to restore itself, 
by having a purpose for your life, 
focusing on enjoying the freedom from all Lyme symptoms that will happen.. sometime ...somewhere...someday.

Finding something to laugh about everyday, 
even if you have to go scan the joke sites. 
Empower yourself with information about this disease so you can increase the quality of your life starting today. 
For now, associate with people who validate you 
and the symptoms you live with. 
Take this Lyme journey as a life experience where you will learn much while you are in this segment of your road of life and when you come out of it
you will be a better and wiser person. 
 
 
 
 
 

The only 
power you have
is the power of choice.

Choose to do what you can today to increase 
the quality of your life. 
 
 
 

One day at a time, one step nearer to the end of your Neuroborreliosis experience.