5 Ways to Know if You Have Lyme Disease
Being around horses probably means you are around ticks too, which can transmit Lyme disease. The good news is, the probability of getting Lyme is relatively low. The bad news is, it can happen and it should be treated. (It did to me)
5 Signs and Symptoms of Lyme Disease
1) There may be a bull’s eyes rash where the tick bit you
2) Light-headedness and general ill feeling
3) Tingling sensations
4) Mood changes and altered mental status
5) Feeling of detachment
You’re probably thinking these symptoms are not very specific. You’re right. This makes Lyme disease difficult to diagnose, as it can be confused with various other diseases or conditions. If in doubt, a simple blood test can give you peace of mind. If diagnosed with Lyme, your doc will most likely prescribe you some antibiotics that will take care of it.
What about horses? It can be extremely difficult to diagnose just from their symptoms. You may notice lameness, reluctance to work, and a change in behavior.
We’d love to hear about your experiences with Lyme, please share them with us to help us recognize and avoid this unpleasant disease!