Reproduction and Sexuality

Bartonella 

General Well-being

  • Phantom smells
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Swollen glands/lymph nodes
  • Unexplained fevers (high or low grade)
  • Continual infections (sinus, kidney, eye, etc)
  • Symptoms seem to change, come and go
  • Pain migrates (moves) to different body parts
  • Early on, experienced a "flu-like" illness, from which you have not recovered completely
  • Low body temperature
  • Allergies/chemical sensitivities
  • Increased effect from alcohol and possibly more intense hangovers

Bartonella, another "co-infection", is often diagnosed by it's familiar "cat scratch" appearance.  These marks come and go on the body.

Additional Symptoms - Page Two


The classic "bulls-eye" rash that 50% of people bitten by an infected tick will present.  These can be the size of a pencil eraser or the size of a basketball.

Lyme Disease "Bulls-Eye" Rash

  • Mood swings, irritability, bipolar disorder
  • Unusual depression
  • Disorientation (getting or feeling lost)
  • Feeling as if you are losing your mind
  • Over-emotional reactions, crying easily
  • Too much sleep, or insomnia
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Narcolepsy, sleep apnoea
  • Panic attacks, anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive traits

Cognitive

Examples of "co-infections" of lyme disease.

Co-Infections associated with Lyme disease

Many cases Lyme disease involves arrange of different microbes (called "co-infections") such as Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Brucella .... just to name a few.  Health practitioners should understand which treatments will best help their patient.

  • Loss of sex drive
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Unexplained menstrual pain, irregularity
  • Unexplained breast pain, discharge
  • Testicular or pelvic pain
  • Vulvodynia

Psychological/Psychiatric

One of the Lyme "co-infections", Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, produces a spotted rash on hands, feet and/or chest..

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

  • Memory loss (short or long)
  • Confusion, difficulty in thinking
  • Difficulty with concentration or reading
  • Speech difficulty (slurred or slow)
  • Word finding difficulty
  • Stammering speech
  • Forgetting how to perform simple tasks