Lyme Disease Can Cause

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.

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