Lyme disease is a malarial-like infection that is from the bite of an infected tick. This disease is extremely prevalent in New England. Early infections symptoms are flu like symptoms (sore throat, headache, body aches and pains, fever and nausea). A bull’s eye rash occurs in less than 50% of the cases. Having a bull’s-eye rash is a definitive diagnosis and should be treated immediately with antibiotics for a minimum of 4-6 weeks.
Chronic Lyme is an infection lasting more than 1 year. Fatigue is the most common symptom with headaches, fevers, body aches, muscle and joint pain, brain fog, decreased memory, tingling in extremities and a long list of other cardiac, eye and neurologic symptoms. One of the most important clues that you have chronic Lyme is that the symptoms will wax and wane over time.
Our doctors are ILADS (international Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) members with specialized training with Dr. Richard Horowitz, MD. Our treatment is a most effectively accomplished using a combination of conventional antibiotics and natural medicine as Lyme disease is a complex and multi system illness.