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Symptoms of long standing Lyme disease have been dealing with for years inflammed jointed skin problems etc etc live in P.A by woods been tested neg.

What is the question. I don't see a question here. Also I don't see any information about treatment for Lyme, were you given antibiotics. Lyme disease can manifest with acute and chronic signs and symptoms, you should be treated either by an ID specialist or your primary doctor if its comfortable. Blood work testing for lyme can be confusing but sure helps for accurate diagnosis, make sure they test for others. Read more...

Is ankle pain associated with Lyme disease?

Sometimes. Lyme arthritis may effect the ankle joint. If there is no swelling it is unlikely to be related to lyme. Read more...
Maybe. Lyme disease does cause joint pain, so it is possible. However, there are many other reasons why the ankle joint hurts. You need to see a podiatrist or orthopedist for evaluation if you are having ankle pain. Read more...

How do I know if my tick bit is associated with Lyme disease?

See a doctor. Lyme disease usually presents with a symptom complex which aids in the early diagnosis. This should be treated, most beneficially before the onset of antibody formation, the testing for which may be negative early on. The major tick to worry about is the tiny deer tick ixodes, with several species geographically distributed. Bites alone do not mean you have lyme. Read more...
Symptoms after bite. About half the time one will get a bulls-eye rash, a red ring surrounding the bite, appearing 3-30 days after the bite. This is a clear sign of lyme. Also, lyme usually causes flu-like symptoms like muscle aches, fever and headache within days of the bite. Be aware that ticks may carry other infections besides lyme, such as babesia, bartonella, ehrlichiosis and rocky mountain spotted fever. Read more...

What negative health consequences are associated with Lyme disease 10 yrs later?

Maybe nothing. I am not a big believer in chronic lyme disease as studies have shown that the vast majority of these cases have something else. I would urge consultation with an infectious disease specialist. Read more...