Ailments & Conditions

13 Signs and Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Lyme is an infectious and debilitating disease caused by the spirochete bacteria. It can be transmitted to humans through a bite from an infected deer or black-legged tick. First reported in 1975, it is now one of the most prevalent conditions in many parts of the world.

There are three stages of development: early localization, early dissemination, and late dissemination. Just like other diseases, the earlier you find out the diseases, the more likely you are treated better with antibiotics and other treatments. Here are the top 13 most common Lyme disease symptoms you need to notice.


Whether you notice the tick bike or not, one of the earliest signs of a Lyme disease is flu-like fatigue, which is usually cyclical, waning, and waxing every few weeks. Normally, you will experience extreme exhaustion, lack of energy, and tiredness that are quite different from regular cases. It often takes over the whole body and would be severe. For example, you might take a nap during the day or require a few more hours of sleeping each day. Many clinical studies have shown that this symptom is more common at children than adults. In some cases, fatigue could be disabling. [1]