What is Lyme disease?

Lyme Disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. Early manifestations of infection may include fever, headache, fatigue, depression, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. Left untreated, late manifestations involving the joints, heart, and nervous system can occur.

How do members experience Lyme disease?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with Lyme disease*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for Lyme disease*

*Data from patients with Lyme disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with Lyme disease*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Doxylin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Lyme disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Lyme disease (6)
Treatment

(Rocephin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Lyme disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea dizziness 2 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Lyme disease (1)

*Data from patients with Lyme disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has Lyme disease on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 106
30s 245
40s 361
50s 467
60s 437
70+ 210

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 376
Female 1,479