Symptoms You Might Have Lyme Disease
So, you went out camping or hiking and found a tick. You didn’t think anything of it. You
removed the tick and cleaned the area. You went on about your day or week and then
you started to notice some things that were odd about your health. You may have
noticed that you feel like you have a cold or flu even though you don’t. You may also
have noticed other symptoms. Before you panic, or make a doctor’s appointment, you
should know what symptoms are just normal cold and flu and which ones may be a sign
of Lyme disease. Here are a few that are red flags for Lyme disease.
Increased Cold and Flu
One of the first things that people notice when they contract Lyme disease is the
increased amount of colds and flu symptoms they are getting. This may not trip you off
that it is an issue until you realize no matter what you do you can’t shake the cold or flu.
If you are having problems with a recurring cold or flu and the symptoms of either
becoming worse, then this may be a red flag of Lyme disease.
At some point, everyone has a form of a headache. The issue becomes a red flag for
Lyme disease when you have them often and can’t seem to get them to go away. It can
also become a bigger red flag if you normally have mild headaches and now you are
having migraines and headaches lasting for several days. If your normal headache
treatment is not helping, and you are having cold and flu symptoms as well, you may
have Lyme disease.
A fever can be a red flag of something wrong since the sign of a fever is the body trying
to stop infection and illness. This is fine under normal circumstances. However, if you
have an ongoing fever that will not decrease or break, then you need to consider your
other symptoms. If you are having cold and flu as well as headaches and body aches
then you may be experiencing Lyme disease.
Muscle and Body Aches
Muscle and body aches that do not stop and that medicine does not touch is a huge red
flag. If you have not been working out, have cold and flu symptoms, and other signs of
Lyme disease then the aches and pains can be the final straw.
This is just a small sampling of the symptoms that could be signs of Lyme disease. If
you have more than one of these and they are coming up in a routine manner or lasting
longer than normal, contact your doctor for Lyme disease testing.