Common symptoms of Lyme disease can run the gamut from rash and fever to fatigue, joint pain, and trouble concentrating.Read More
You’ve been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Perhaps you suspected when you noticed a bullseye rash after a recent hike. Or perhaps the diagnosis was a long time coming, finally providing an explanation for a variety of symptoms you’ve experienced for a while.
Either way, you want to know what to expect.
For many people with Lyme disease, a brief course of antibiotics is all you’ll need to recover and move along. For some, however, Lyme disease symptoms may progress or linger. What symptoms might you experience? And how can you manage them? We’ll provide information, tools, and resources to help you handle whatever comes your way.
If you have Lyme disease, you probably want to understand how possible symptoms may affect you. Whether it's a rash, fatigue, brain fog, or something else, we'll let you know what to expect.
But before you dive in, you should be reassured that although there are many common symptoms of Lyme disease, most people do not experience all of them.
Symptom management techniques range from things you can do on your own, such as eating well, practicing mind-body therapies, and getting adequate rest, to medications that require a doctor’s prescription.
We'll discuss a variety of techniques that might help. It may take some trial and error to figure out what strategies will be useful for you. What benefits one person with Lyme disease might not be good for another, and what does not work for one person might help you.
Tell your doctor about any new symptoms you experience. It may be helpful to keep a daily journal of your symptoms.
A symptom diary can help you keep track of your symptoms, including their frequency, duration, and intensity, and can also help you and your doctor identify patterns and possible triggers.