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signs and symptoms of lyme disease and how long does it last?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many sxs/until cured: Lyme can cause virtually any symptom, but classically starts with rash & mild flu-like symptoms, then joint pains (often 1st in knees) & fatigue.It often causes problems with memory/concentration/word finding & vision. Neurological sxs can mimic ms & als. It can cause sxs similar to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, lupus & other autoimmune diseases-also cardiac sxs.It lasts life-long unless treated.
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For a more detailed overview of Lyme see http://lymedisease.org/lyme101/lyme_disease/lyme_disease.html
Dec 11, 2012

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