Lyme Disease Symptoms

19 July 2019

Early symptoms of Lyme disease

Some people with Lyme disease are lucky, they’ve walked through the long grass with exposed skin, been bitten by a tick, quickly used a tick removal instrument, but still got erythema migrans (bullseye rash). They went to see the doctor, the doctor gave them the right blood test that came back positive, prescribed the correct course of antibiotics for early-stage Lyme, all within 30 days.

For the majority of Lyme disease patients, that’s a fairytale.

This is generally how it happens. A person has been feeling unwell for a week a month or maybe a year, then suddenly it gets worse they’re bedbound without any warning. They manage to get themselves to the doctor, the Dr throws a course of antibiotics at them and says finish the course and let me know how you get on.

No change, this cycle goes on for a while then the side effects of the antibiotic treatments for bacterial infections start to kick in, acid reflux, respiratory issues, constipation, diarrhoea, digestive issues, candida etc.

Maybe you have a blood test it shows kidney or liver or thyroid problems, so more drugs. Then chronic pain starts; joint pain & muscle aches so more drugs. Now anxiety kicks in more drugs, CFS/ME more drugs the neverendum of prescriptions. Then the all too familiar from the doctor or even friends and family ‘do you think it might be all in your head?’.

By then years of misdiagnosis, drugs oh and the side effects of drugs have taken their toll. You are now a chronic Lyme disease sufferer. All from a tick bite, people say and roll their eyes, like you’ve just made it all up. Post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome means, there is nothing left that conventional medicine, can do for you so, you’re on your own!

Bedridden woman

Lyme disease symptoms

There are a few stages, of Lyme disease.


Early Lyme Symptoms

You see the right doctor, right time, right test, right drugs, for the correct period of time, bingo some people do dodge a bullet. But, it takes quite a lot of things to run smoothly, sadly it’s a very rare occurrence.

Symptoms (in no order)

  • Lyme disease rash or Bulls Eye rash (erythema migrans)
  • Flu-like symptoms (that get no better), fever, chills.
  • Stiff Neck or other joints
  • Muscle pain
  • Tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Fuzzy Head
  • Dizzy Spells
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
Bedridden woman
Man with muscle pain

Chronic Lyme

The patient has been sent around the houses for every test the NHS can offer with various new diagnoses. But still, they are no better. Even after more drugs. They just keep going down a similar path over and over again.
Either like us, you didn’t know you had Lyme or you’d been tested early but never go any better, accept it, it’s chronic.
You are on your own now.

Lyme disease long term symptoms or Chronic Lyme (in no order, not a definitive list)

  • Weakened Immune System
  • Various recurring infections, EBV, Strep, mononucleosis etc
  • Neurological Problems, meningitis-like headaches, Bell’s palsy,
  • CFS/ME
  • Memory Loss
  • Sinusitis
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Impaired muscle movements
  • MS symptoms,
  • Bouts of severe pain in large joint areas, neck, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles.
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive issues
  • Sleep Problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sensitivity to, light, food, chemicals, noise and environment (e.g. Pollen).
  • Mental issues, anxiety, paranoia, depression, suicidal thoughts, anger.
  • Random Transient muscle pain.
  • Inflammation and Swelling
  • Hormonal Problems for men as well as women
  • Major organ issues, liver, heart, kidney, thyroid, intestines, skin
  • Parasite Infestations
  • Heavy Metal overload
  • Cold hands and feet
  • All the side effects of Antibiotics, Antacids, Pain Killers (opioids), Antidepressants, Statins, and others.


Nearly 2m suffer from this illness, according to the NHS there is no cure for this disease only painkillers or opioid drugs. This is another modern illness, the amount of people suffering from it grows and grows.

Fibromyalgia is a collection of chronic symptoms. Like widespread pain and stiffness, fatigue, headaches, sleep problems, irritable bladder, IBS, cognitive functions, mood changes, brain fog (which effect concentration and memory) and headaches.

A large portion of the public suffer from this illness, I suffered as well, but my symptoms are disappearing, even though there is no cure. Strange that.



I had this issue from being about 15, conventional wisdom says it’s a bacterial infection that can be cleared with antibiotics or it could be an allergy.

Symptoms are pain, pressure and tenderness around the face, eyes, nose, forehead and neck. Constant sneezing, itchy nose, running like a tap. Sinus headaches, toothache, high temperature, reduced sense of smell and taste.

As I found out Chronic Sinus issues are nearly all FUNGAL.

Man with sleep insomnia


Chronic Fatigue or ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), about 17m suffer from these 2 diseases globally. About 250,000 in the UK have CFS/ME and it’s not getting smaller, it’s growing as well (seems to be a theme here). People are unable to work they are bedridden, disabled (just like fibromyalgia). And yet again no known cure, but it’s another modern disease unheard of when I was a kid, Yuppie Flu was just starting to be heard in the 80s.

  • Flu-like symptoms (Swollen glands, recurring sore throat)
  • Headaches (cluster headaches, migraine)
  • Sleep problems (insomnia, night terrors)
  • Muscle and joint pain (that changes areas daily)
  • Sensitivities (light, chemicals, food, smell, noise)
  • Problems with concentration, brain fog, memory, attention span
  • Speech (stuttering)
  • The nervous system (dizziness, temp control, balance, poor circulation)
  • Digestive Disturbances (IBS, alternating constipation & diarrhoea,

This is not a definitive list, I could go on but I think you get the picture that if you catch one of these infectious diseases from infected ticks, there isn’t much help from the government or NHS.

What I can say even though the normal channels are a waste of time in my experience, there is hope. But it’s a long play, it won’t happen overnight. Bit by bit you can chip away and reduce the symptoms one at a time, sadly it will take years.

Health Bunker

Did you notice anything similar in those 3 symptoms of Lyme; Fibromyalgia, Sinusitis and CFS/ME? Most of the symptoms in those diseases are more or less the same. Also, conventional treatments that are used are the same as well.

Antacids, sales $6bn globally, Antidepressants (in 2015 320m people were suffering from depression globally, and sales will reach $16bn by 2025), Opioids sales in 2018 £25bn and the global Anti Biotic market has a sales value of over $40bn in 2018.

None of these drugs ever seem to have a bad year in sales or a business downturn.

Symptoms of Lyme disease in adults and children is on the increase and yet there are still no answers.

Lyme disease should be called ‘Multi-Layered Disease’. If you have illnesses that cause the same issues, by getting rid of one of them you will be still left with the others. The others are ignored by conventional medicine. If you have a bad back, here are some pain killers, it could never be parasites, heavy metals, chemicals, infections etc. Nope, it’s just a bad back.

Be well.

Dom & Nic
It’s your life. Own it!

*Disclaimer – Please note, we are not Doctors or trained medical professionals. We are not giving medical advice. Check with your Doctor or health practitioner before trying anything.



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