Symptoms may include one or more of the following

  • Fatigue
  • Chills and fever
  • Muscle and joint pain (often migrating – appearing in different places in the body)
  • Headache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Tiredness
  • EM rash or Atypical EM rash

According to the Vermont Department of Health, Lyme disease may spread to various parts of the body. This is called “disseminated Lyme disease.”

Symptoms associated with disseminated Lyme disease:
  • Numbness and pain in the arms or legs
  • Paralysis of facial muscles (usually on one side of the face, also known as “Bell’s palsy”
  • Fever
  • Stiff neck
  • Severe headaches
  • Abnormal heart beat
  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Meningitis
  • Chronic nervous system problems
  • Shooting pains
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
  • Problems with concentration and short-term memory

“Symptoms of disseminated Lyme disease can occur days to months after the initial infection”
—Vermont Department of Health