Monday, June 8, 2009

Public health announcement

These are the symptoms of Lyme Disease:

  • Rash; sometimes it looks like a bulls-eye, but in more than half the cases it doesn't manifest this way.
  • Chills, fever.
  • Severe muscle aches, or impaired muscle movement.
  • Fatigue.
  • Confusion, meningitis, Bell's palsy (when half your face falls).
  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Pink eye.

In other news, I was bitten by a deer tick yesterday, one-third of which carry Lyme Disease. Dramatic, eh?


Kathryn said...

i knew there was a reason the outdoors is bad. i knew it.

Kathryn said...

are you going to go to the doctor?

Anonymous said...

no, i called the doctor, and if any of these symptoms show up (i'm hoping for "confusion"), i'm supposed to go in right away.

Megan said...

I didn't know Lyme disease could ALSO cause other deadly and horrible things like meningitis and bell's. it's like the ultimate disease!

Anonymous said...

yes, ticks seem like adorable mini-spiders, but they are the opposite of doctors. or maybe antibiotics.