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?

5 comments:

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?

Special Agent Dale Cooper 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!

Special Agent Dale Cooper said...

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