Is Lyme disease more serious in the elderly?

In many cases yes. Lyme disease can be serious at any age, but has highly variable effects depending on many factors, including what strain of lyme & other conditions the person has.Someone with lyme who has other conditions such as parasites, co-infections like babesia & bartonella & heavy metal toxicity will become more ill than an otherwise healthy person. Elderly people often have more of these other conditions.
Can be. Any disease is usually more common in elderly. The immune system tends to get weaker as we age. Therefore it is possible that elderly have a more difficult time combating diseases.

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Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

Can be. Although children get lyme disease more frequently than adults, it does not to be anymore serious and central nervous system infections, i.e. Meningitis and/or encephalitis , is actually rare in children. It can be easily treated early on with antibiotics if found early. However, if it is not identified and treated, can lead to arthritis later on. Read more...
Not necessarily. Lyme is a complex illness. Some who have it become quite ill, while others have mild symptoms. This depends on the strain of lyme bacteria, genetics of the patient, presence of co-infections like babesia & bartonella & factors that affect immune function like nutrition, parasites, heavy metals, mold exposure & stress.Thus, like adults, some children become quite ill but others have minimal symptoms. Read more...

How long can lyme disease be in your system without you knowing it? Is it possible to be in there hiding for years until it gets more serious?

Usually within weeks. Usually weeks , months and years. A good website to review is: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lyme-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20019701 The timing will depend on which body systems are invovled. Read more...

Doci had Lyme disease two years ago, about 4 months ago waking with severe burning sensation all over last for most of the morning, sleep disturbances feel like I've been run over by a truck?

See specialist. You need to be sure the lyme disease is really the right diagnosis and really gone. If it is not, you need further treatment . See an inefectious disease specialist . Read more...
CHECK IT OUT. Might be lyme, might be something else. I hope you had conclusive treatment 2 yrs ago. But check it out now. A recurrence is possible. Still it may be something else. Time to inclued your dr in and see what's found. Read more...

26 yo female with severe knee and hand pain in the morning along with pain on balls of feet. Pain also in middle of night. Possible RA or Lyme disease?

Anything is possible. No need to speculate. Go see your family doctor for evaluation, testing & treatment options. S/he can refer you to a rheumatologist if necessary. Read more...
Possible. Rheumatology work up is needed, including a discussion with your doctor, as well possible blood tests. There are more than 1 or 2 conditions that could be ruled out on the systemic level. Read more...