Does Lyme disease change your personality?

Does Lyme disease change your personality?

Lyme patients tend to have trouble with mood regulation, cognition, energy, sensory processing, and/or sleep. This can manifest into paranoia, hallucinations, mania, and/or obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Memory loss and concentration issues mirror other psychological disorders.

How does Lyme disease affect relationships?

I have seen many people with Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses over the years have difficulty maintaining a long-term relationship or developing a new one. The stress of help for someone with Lyme disease can leave them feeling angry, resentful, helpless and sometime hopeless.

What triggers a Lyme flare up?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that’s caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. You can become infected if you’re bitten by a tick that carries the bacteria. Typically, black-legged ticks and deer ticks spread this disease. These ticks collect the bacteria when they bite diseased mice or birds.

Can I pass Lyme disease to my partner?

There is no evidence that Lyme disease is transmitted from person-to-person. For example, a person cannot get infected from touching, kissing, or having sex with a person who has Lyme disease.

Can Lyme cause permanent brain damage?

However it is extraordinarily rare for there to be any permanent damage to the brain itself. More importantly, there are many symptoms that occur in patients with Lyme disease and most other infections that may make one think there is a problem with the brain; however, that is not the case.

Does Lyme disease make you emotional?

A broad range of psychiatric reactions have been associated with Lyme disease including paranoia, dementia, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, major depression, anorexia nervosa, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

How can I help someone with Lyme disease?

How To Support A Loved One With Chronic Lyme Disease

  1. Stay informed on Lyme Disease.
  2. Don’t forget about them.
  3. Be patient.
  4. Don’t offer (unsolicited) medical advice.
  5. Show the way that YOU care.

How can I be a good partner to someone with chronic illness?

Listen to your partner when they talk about the physical and emotional impact their disease is having on them, along with what the symptoms and side effects are. Be patient with them and, what’s more, believe them. Realise that what they are going through is even worse than what you are experiencing.

Is lymes disease permanent?

Although most cases of Lyme disease can be cured with a 2- to 4-week course of oral antibiotics, patients can sometimes have symptoms of pain, fatigue, or difficulty thinking that last for more than 6 months after they finish treatment. This condition is called ”Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome” (PTLDS).

How serious is lymes disease?

Lyme disease, if not initially treated with antibiotics, can cause facial palsy, severe headaches, swelling in large joints, shooting pains, and changes in heartbeat, much like the symptoms Spector experienced.