Lyme disease is one of the most insidious and difficult to recognize illnesses in the United States. The symptoms are often attributed to other illnesses, leaving patients frustrated and tired of pursuing dead-end treatments. In today’s post, we will provide you with the information you need to know in order to recognize the symptoms of Lyme disease.

When you have finished reading this post, get in touch with Ozark Holistic Center by calling 479-715-0170 or by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. Our holistic wellness center can provide you with a Lyme treatment plan that addresses the cause of your symptoms. We can also provide you with tick testing if you have recently removed a tick and would like to know if it is a Lyme disease carrier.

Lyme Disease Symptoms

As we noted above, Lyme disease develops slowly and can often be confused with other illnesses, such as the flu or chronic fatigue. Here are some of the most common Lyme disease symptoms you can experience shortly after being bitten by an infected tic:

Rash

A flat, circular, bulls-eye rash is one of the most common symptoms of Lyme disease, though it does not occur in every case. While many people are under the impression that a Lyme disease rash will only appear around the initial bite area, the rash can actually appear anywhere on the body. Further, it can take up to 30 days for the rash to manifest after a tick bite, so be sure to watch your entire body carefully if you have recently been bitten by a tick.

Chronic Fatigue 

Severe fatigue that comes and goes over time is prevalent in upward of 84 percent of Lyme disease cases. Waking up feeling exhausted — even after a full night of rest — is one of the most common symptoms, but feeling drained and depressed throughout the day are also common symptoms. If you find yourself having to nap throughout the day due to exhaustion, then you should schedule an appointment at our holistic health center. Even if you are not suffering from the symptoms of Lyme disease, we can help you determine the fundamental cause of your fatigue.

Aches and Pains

Achy, stiff, and swollen joints are more symptoms of Lyme disease that are often confused with the common cold. These are some of the earliest symptoms of Lyme disease that manifest themselves, and the pain may shift to different areas of your body over time. Your knees may ache shortly after waking up in the morning, or you may have strange pains in your neck and back that you have never experienced before. If you begin to experience achy joints or odd pains after being bitten by a tick, then you should consider scheduling an evaluation at our holistic health center.

Ozark Holistic Center is your trusted resource for holistic medicine in Fayetteville and the nearby areas. We offer nutritional counseling, chiropractic care, and other holistic health services. We would love to help you take the first steps toward a healthier, happier life!