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This Lyme Symptom Quiz

QUIZ DISCLAIMER: These are for fun and educational purposes only. They cannot be used to diagnose anything. If you find you answer, "yes" to very many questions, print out the page and head straight to your medical professional!

This is a short symptom list of Lyme Disease & Common Co-Infections Borrelia, Babesia, Bartonella, and Ehrlichia, were excerpted from Diagnostic Hints And Treatment Guidelines For Lyme And Other Tick Borne Illnesses, by Joseph J. Burrascano Jr., M.D. (Fourteenth Edition, November, 2002).
(Borreliosis, neuroborreliosis; also known as Lyme Disease)
Spread primarily though the bite of infected ticks (and other biting insects!) that live on a wide range of mammalian species; secondary human-to-human transmission through semen, breast milk, and possibly in utero
Bladder dysfunction (uncontrolled, frequent expulsion of urine from the bladder or "dribbling") No Yes
Burning or stabbing sensations No Yes
Cardiac impairment (heart failure) No Yes
Change in bowel function No Yes
Chest pain No Yes
Confusion No Yes
Depression No Yes
Difficulty thinking No Yes
Difficulty with concentration and reading No Yes
Difficulty with speech, writing No Yes
Difficulty finding words; name blocking No Yes
Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places No Yes
Disturbed sleep: too much, too little, fractionated, early awakening No Yes
Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity No Yes
Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol No Yes
Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity No Yes
Facial paralysis (Bell's palsy) No Yes
Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina No Yes
Forgetfulness No Yes
Headache No Yes
Heart block No Yes
Heart murmur No Yes
Heart palpitations No Yes
Heart valve prolapse (Drooping down or abnormal bulging of the mitral valve's cusps) No Yes
Increased motion sickness No Yes
Irritability No Yes
Irritable bladder No Yes
Joint pain or swelling No Yes
Lightheadedness No Yes
Mood swings No Yes
Muscle pain or cramps No Yes
Neck creaks & cracks No Yes
Neck stiffness, pain
No Yes
Numbness No Yes
Pelvic pain No Yes
Poor attention No Yes
Poor balance No Yes
Poor short-term memory No Yes
Problem absorbing new information No Yes
Pulse skips No Yes
Rib soreness No Yes
Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido No Yes
Shooting pains No Yes
Shortness of breath; cough No Yes
Skin hypersensitivity No Yes
Sore throat No Yes
Stiffness of the joints or back No Yes
Swollen glands No Yes
Testicular pain No Yes
Tingling No Yes
Tremor No Yes
Twitching of the face or other muscles No Yes
Unavoidable need to sit or lay down No Yes
Unexplained breast pain No Yes
Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills or flushing No Yes
Unexplained hair loss No Yes
Unexplained menstrual irregularity No Yes
Unexplained milk production No Yes
Unexplained weight loss or gain No Yes
Upset Stomach or abdominal pain No Yes
Vertigo No Yes
Wooziness No Yes
Babesia is a protozoan spread by ticks, (and other biting insects!) blood transfusion, and in utero. Despite there being 13 known forms to date, current testing only looks for two of them.
Air hunger No Yes
Cough No Yes
Fatigue No Yes
Fevers No Yes
Headache No Yes
Hemolysis (The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, with subsequent release of hemoglobin, causing anemia or jaundice) No Yes
Imbalance without true vertigo No Yes
Mild encephalopathy (Any of various diseases of the brain) No Yes
Shaking chills No Yes
Sweats No Yes
(Bartonellosis, also known as cat scratch fever)
Spread by bites from infected ticks (and other biting insects!) and in utero
abnormal liver enzymes No Yes
encephalopathy (Any of various diseases of the brain) No Yes
endocarditis (an infection of the lining of the heart chambers and heart valves that is caused by bacteria, fungi, or other infectious) No Yes
flu-like malaise No Yes
headache No Yes
hemolysis with anemia (The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, with subsequent release of hemoglobin, causing anemia) No Yes
hepatomegaly (Abnormal enlargement of the liver) No Yes
high fever No Yes
jaundice No Yes
lymphadenopathy (A chronic, abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes, usually associated with disease) No Yes
myalgias (pain in one or more muscles) No Yes
myocarditis (an inflammation of the myocardium, the middle layer of the heart wall) No Yes
papular (one or more small solid rounded bumps) or angiomatous (?of or having a tumor composed chiefly of lymph and blood vessels) rash No Yes
somnolence (excess drowsiness or sleepiness) No Yes
sore throat No Yes
splenomegaly (enlargement of the spleen) No Yes
weakened immune response No Yes
Bites from infected ticks (and other biting insects!)
elevated liver enzymes No Yes
headaches No Yes
myalgias (pain in one or more muscles) No Yes
ongoing fatigue No Yes
persistent leukopenia (Lower than the normal amount of white blood cells) No Yes
thrombocytopenia (an abnormal drop in the number of blood cells - platelets - involved in forming blood clots) No Yes

Source: Melissa Kaplan's Lyme Disease Part of the Chronic Neuroimmune Diseases Information Resources for CFS, FM, MCS, Lyme Disease, Thyroid, and more... Last updated December 18, 2009

"Many people don't know that the Lyme bacteria can be transmitted by a mosquito, flea or any other bloodsucking insect. It's a myth that only ticks can carry this bacteria.  You are a prime example. The symptoms of Lyme disease don't necessarily happen immediately and can begin as a minor annoyance and snowball into a list of symptoms a mile long. This may take place long after the bite has occurred and long after you've forgotten about the bite. You're right, the tests are unreliable.  If you go to an MD and you have negative results, you will not get treatment even though you may have the disease. If you go to a Lyme specialist, tell him about the bite and the rash, you will receive treatment no matter what the test results say. This is called a clinical diagnosis. Going just by what you told me, I'd seek out a Lyme specialist, get tested and start treatment ASAP.  To find a Lyme specialist, go to and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately. There is a policy not to post doctors' names on the site due to privacy issues.  You will see LLMD a lot on the site and that stands for Lyme-literate MD.   Good Luck and let me know if you need anything else! Carol"

The information contained herein is intended for educational purposes only.

BE AWARE: The electrodermal testing devices have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for assessment of nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, the presence of toxins, Candida, Epstein Barr virus, or the weakness of organs and glands. Use of the device for these purposes is inconsistent with FDA approval. The galvanic skin response device  is a Class II device that may be used for lie detection and for biofeedback.

There are no generally accepted completed clinical studies which demonstrate that the electrodermal testing devices are effective when used to assess for nutritional deficiencies, the presence of toxins, food allergies, Candida, Epstein Barr virus, and the strength or weakness of organs and glands.

Your child's exposure to lead or heavy metals cannot be determined solely through electrodermal testing.

You should not make decisions about your or your child's health and nutritional needs from information obtained solely through electrodermal testing.

You are to discuss all CEDS recommendations with your health care provider before implementing any of them. Further, that any recommended dietary changes or dietary supplements based partly on the results of electrodermal testing should all be discussed with your family physician before implementing any of them.

There are medical tests for many, if not all of the issues that  respondents use electrodermal testing to assess, and  you are strongly encouraged to confirm the exposures identified through standard medical testing if you or your family physician feel that it is necessary. I make no claims that the screenings find anything other than energy imbalances or that the energized water or other products actually do anything other than help balance energy.

You and God are the only ones who can heal you.