Absolutely! Lyme is just the tip of the iceberg, really. When you discover you have or might have Lyme, expect to also discover many more little buggers connected with it. The co-infections include Babesia, Bartonella, and Ehrlichia. However, you usually have a whole host of other complications. Mine have included (and still include most) POTS, Hypothalamus dysfunction, Myoclonus, Herpes Virus 6, Epstein-Barr, PCOS, Polyneuropathy, and Gastritis. In addition, I have anemia, migraines, tingling, whole-body inflammation, joint pain, nerve pain, muscle pain, fever, anxiety, depression, malaise, shooting pains, dietary issues, swollen organs, ulcers, occasional sore throat, irregular heartbeat, chest pains, shortness of breath, acne, nausea, weight loss, intolerance to sunlight, a parotid tumor (now removed), and more.
The frustrating part is that I had to live with all of these for nearly five years before I was diagnosed with Lyme. And afterward, we discovered more and more through blood tests. I’ve been ill since I was thirteen, but I got much worse in March of 2010 when I contracted Mononucleosis. That’s when the five years of real suffering began.
So, is there more to Lyme than just Borrelia Burgdorferi? Sadly, yes.
Did you know that Borrelia Burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease, is the most complex bacterium known to science?