Question: Can you have Lyme disease without knowing?

Can you have Lyme disease without any symptoms? I had blood work that showed I have Lyme but I dont have any symptoms. If a person doesnt have signs or symptoms of Lyme disease, then the person does not have Lyme disease as the definition of disease requires symptoms.

Can you get Lyme disease without knowing it?

Greene is one of many people who dont notice early signs of Lyme disease, brush off the symptoms, or whose medical providers missed the symptoms, which often include fever, headache, fatigue, and a bulls-eye skin rash called erythema migrans, considered the hallmark of the disease.

Can Lyme disease be dormant for years?

Lyme disease may lead to different symptoms at different times. Symptoms may develop quickly or not until many months or years later as the spirochete can evade the immune response and remain dormant in the human host for long periods.

Can you have Lyme disease for months and not know it?

Living with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome Most people with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome recover from persistent symptoms with time. However, it can take months, and sometimes years, before you feel completely well.

What happens if you dont know you have Lyme disease?

Untreated Lyme disease can cause: Chronic joint inflammation (Lyme arthritis), particularly of the knee. Neurological symptoms, such as facial palsy and neuropathy. Cognitive defects, such as impaired memory.

Do you ever fully recover from Lyme disease?

No. Patients treated with antibiotics in the early stages of the infection usually recover rapidly and completely. Most patients who are treated in later stages of the disease also respond well to antibiotics, although some may have suffered long-term damage to the nervous system or joints.

Can you get over Lyme disease without antibiotics?

If diagnosed in the early stages, Lyme disease can be cured with antibiotics. Without treatment, complications involving the joints, heart, and nervous system can occur. But these symptoms are still treatable and curable.

What should you not eat with Lyme disease?

The red flag foods that feed inflammation and Lyme are gluten, dairy, and sugar. Many of us have experimented with various gluten-free, dairy-free or other diets.

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