Did You Know? Day 4

masquerade

Called the Great Masquerader, Lyme disease and its co-infections can mimic over 300 other diseases, including ALS, Alzheimer’s, Anxiety and other psychological disorders, Candida, Cardiac diseases, Chronic Fatigue (ME/CFS), Fibromyalgia, Gastrointestinal disorders, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Lupus, and MS.

Given that Lyme disease tests are unreliable oftentimes coming back negative, physicians rule it out and continue to explore other diseases. Thus, having a doctor who knows how to diagnose this disease clinically and who understands that Lyme disease tests are highly insensitive is crucial.

Under Our Skin, Lyme Disease Organization

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