Lyme Disease can cause other diseases.
- Fibromyalgia • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Lupus • Multiple Sclerosis
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) • Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Parkinson’s • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Bell’s Palsy • Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Hypercoagulation • Thyroid Disorders, too high or low
- Alzheimer’s • Attention Deficit Disorder
- Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome • Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Tourette’s Syndrome • Depression
- Bipolar Disorder • Obssesive-Compulsive Disorder
- Other psychiatric disorders • Other diseases
When these are caused by Lyme disease, patients often improve with antibiotic treatment. Many improve dramatically, but it can take a year of treatment or more. The patients may never be totally well. Patients may relapse if treatment is stopped.
Lyme Disease and Autism
- When autism is caused by Lyme disease, antibiotics may cause a sudden change in behavior.
- It may become bizarre at first, as the bacteria die off.
- A few days later, behavior may be normal, but autistic behavior may return after the antibiotic treatment ends.
- Whenever there is an unusual response to antibiotics, the possibility of Lyme disease should be considered.