Lyme disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the nerves and skin. A lot of people with the disease are unaware of it until it is already too late. Lyme disease can be spread through the bite of an infected tick.
When Lyme disease strikes, it can cause the skin to turn red, sometimes even turning black, and it can cause symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, and muscle or joint pain. It can also cause numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, or head. At the same time, the tick may be able to transmit the disease to people who are not infected.
Lyme disease is spread through the bite of an infected tick. And if you are infected with Lyme disease, this is what you see on your body: a red circle of pain with a red line over it. You may be aware that you have the disease, but it is not until a later stage in the illness that you realize that you have the disease.
Lyme disease is very similar to Chagas Disease, another vector-borne disease, but unlike Chagas Disease, Lyme Disease is not spread by mosquitoes. Instead, it requires a human host to be infected. In most cases, people infected with Lyme Disease live for less than a year after the initial bite of the tick. This is the stage when you may be experiencing the most pain and numbness.
With the tick as the vector, the main symptoms of Lyme disease, or “Lyme disease fever,” are pain, fever, and numbness. These are all characteristic of the initial stage of the disease. The tick is also the most common and most-researched treatment for the disease.
With most people, there is also some type of bacterial infection that is similar to Lyme disease, but there’s no visible symptoms. Instead there is a buildup of antibodies, or specific antibodies, in the body that can be found in the blood.
Lyme Disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, which is also one of the most common of all bacteria found in humans. It is usually spread when a tick bites a person. But if it’s not a tick bite, or if a person is bitten by a “less common” tick, it can be spread by a variety of other means. One of those ways is by using the Lyme disease antibody to infect the tick.
So if you’ve been bitten by a Lyme disease-infected tick, you could be infected with the bacteria itself. Or if you are infected with the bacteria, you could be infected by the Lyme disease antibodies in your blood. Most likely, the Lyme disease antibodies that you have will not be able to clear your blood of the bacteria. But if they are present, they can damage your brain, making it appear to you, as I do, that you are having a bacterial infection.
That’s because the antibodies are designed to attack your brain. It’s essentially a Trojan horse. In some ways it’s not too much of a problem. If you have the antibodies, then you are immune to the bacteria. But if you have the bacteria, you can infect yourself with the bacteria at any time. In the case of Lyme disease, that time could be any time after you have had sex.
Lyme disease is one of those things that can make you feel terrible and yet turn out to be completely normal. If you have the bacteria, then you have the potential to infect your partner and/or children. If you have the antibodies, then you are immune. But if you have the antibodies, you can infect yourself with the bacteria at any time.