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How can chronic Lyme disease cause fatigue?

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The hallmark problem of chronic Lyme disease, or post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, is feeling tired. This often goes along with widespread muscle aches and severe headaches. The fatigue can linger for years. The symptoms are similar to those of chronic fatigue syndrome or the pain condition called fibromyalgia.

SOURCES:

Annals of Internal Medicine : "Lyme Disease Controversy, Use and Misuse of Language," March 5, 2002.

CDC: "Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome" and "Research Into Prolonged Treatment for Lyme Disease."

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society: "Chronic Lyme Tips."

Patel, R. , 2000. Clinical Infectious Diseases

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne Illnesses."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Annals of Internal Medicine : "Lyme Disease Controversy, Use and Misuse of Language," March 5, 2002.

CDC: "Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome" and "Research Into Prolonged Treatment for Lyme Disease."

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society: "Chronic Lyme Tips."

Patel, R. , 2000. Clinical Infectious Diseases

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Lyme Disease and Related Tick-Borne Illnesses."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 13, 2018

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