Most Australia’s are not diagnosed with Lyme disease until the disease has become chronic, also known as Late Stage Lyme disease. This is due to the medical profession being untrained and inexperienced in identifying the symptoms of Lyme disease. Additionally, local testing is also unreliable as a negative test result does not automatically exclude Lyme disease as it the majority of cases Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis.
Symptoms and treatment information
The following treatment information is an extract based on an article entitled Late Stage Lyme Disease, Patient Information. The full article provides an insight into Late Stage Lyme disease and is useful for those recently diagnosed.
- Confusion/Disorientation – Your short-term memory will probably be taking a nice long vacation. You may find yourself confused about where you are and what you’re doing every time the scenery changes. Like when walking from one room to another, or driving (DON’T!). Sometimes even when just sitting or lying around doing nothing. It could also be even more intense, with temporary bouts of amnesia. But it’s a fact of life that vacations do end. This one tends to be about the most disconcerting psychological symptom for most people. Again though, it’s caused by the toxin release from the dying bacteria. It will get better and eventually go away!