In addition to Lyme, the co-infections of Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, Bartonellosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are prevalent in tick-endemic areas.
Here is a list of symptoms associated with Lyme and tick-borne co-infections. Many of these are symptoms of other diseases as well. An infected person may experience some or many of these symptoms, which is why diagnosis is often difficult. Check the boxes that apply to you. Remember that your doctor is looking for a pattern of symptoms. A tick bite may go unnoticed, especially in the spring and summer, when ticks are tiny. Not all cases of LD are caused by a tick bite. Some may result from placental transmission.
You may have symptoms now, or perhaps you had them in the past. Because LD symptoms often appear suddenly and tend to come and go, each symptom has two check boxes, labeled N and P, for “Now” and “Past.” Take this list with you when you see your doctor.
Even if you have many of these symptoms, it does not necessarily mean you have Lyme disease. Many Lyme symptoms are vague and overlap with many other diseases.