SHORT SYMPTOM LIST: Lyme Babesia Bartonella Ehrlichia

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by victoria, May 26, 2006.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I picked this up off of anapsid, which in turn excerpted it from Dr. Burrascano's book, thought it might be helpful to everyone...

    Short Symptom List: Lyme Disease & Common Co-Infections

    Borrelia, Babesia, Bartonella, and Ehrlichia

    The following symptoms were excerpted from Diagnostic Hints And Treatment Guidelines For Lyme And Other Tick Borne Illnesses, by Joseph J. Burrascano Jr., M.D. (Fourteenth Edition, November, 2002).

    BORRELIA (Bb, Borreliosis, neuroborreliosis, Lyme Disease)
    Spread primarily though the bite of infected ticks that live on a wide range of mammalian species; secondary human-to-human transmission through semen, breast milk, and possibly in utero

    Bladder dysfunction
    Burning or stabbing sensations
    Cardiac impairment
    Change in bowel function
    Chest pain
    Difficulty thinking
    Difficulty with concentration and reading
    Difficulty with speech, writing
    Difficulty finding words; name blocking
    Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
    Disturbed sleep: too much, too little, fractionated, early awakening
    Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
    Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol
    Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
    Facial paralysis (Bell's palsy)
    Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
    Heart block
    Heart murmur
    Heart palpitations
    Heart valve prolapse
    Increased motion sickness
    Irritable bladder
    Joint pain or swelling
    Mood swings
    Muscle pain or cramps
    Neck creaks & cracks
    Neck stiffness, pain
    Pelvic pain
    Poor attention
    Poor balance
    Poor short-term memory
    Problem absorbing new information
    Pulse skips
    Rib soreness
    Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
    Shooting pains
    Shortness of breath; cough
    Skin hypersensitivity
    Sore throat
    Stiffness of the joints or back
    Swollen glands
    Testicular pain
    Twitching of the face or other muscles
    Unavoidable need to sit or lay down
    Unexplained breast pain
    Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills or flushing
    Unexplained hair loss
    Unexplained menstrual irregularity'
    Unexplained milk production
    Unexplained weight loss or gain
    Upset Stomach or abdominal pain


    BABESIA (Babesiosis)
    Babesia is a protozoan spread by ticks, blood transfusion, and in utero. Despite there being 13 known forms to date, current testing only looks for two of them.

    Air hunger
    Imbalance without true vertigo
    Mild encephalopathy
    Shaking chills


    (Bartonellosis, also known as cat scratch fever)
    Spread by bites from infected ticks and in utero

    abnormal liver enzymes
    flu-like malaise
    hemolysis with anemia
    high fever
    immune deficiency
    papular or angiomatous rash
    sore throat
    weakened immune response


    EHRLICHIA (Ehrlichiosis)
    Bites from infected ticks

    elevated liver enzymes
    ongoing fatigue
    persistent leukopenia

  2. Kimba4318

    Kimba4318 New Member

    Thank you do much for posting this. I feel like I have my diagnosis. Will get blood retested tomorrow... I have all but 3 symptoms on the "long" list. I felt like I had too many symptoms to talk to the doctor about as he woudl probably relate it to the FM or thing I was just carzy and they always ask for me to narrow it down to the major issues at hand. I almost feel a sense of relief even though this is horrible to feel like this. Thank you very much! Hugs.. Kim
  3. victoria

    victoria New Member

    you may also want to check out and some of their links for info to take along to your doctor...

    there is also a really good monograph available for free written by Dr. Joseph Burrascano.

    I'm just thinking that if you take some things in with MDs names on it, etc., it might be better than a 'list' of symptoms gotten of the internet, given the general skepticism exhibited by doctors in general.

    The other alternative, if your doctor is not helpful, is to get a referral to a good LLMD closest to you.

    Hope this helps, and good luck with your app't!

    all the best,

  4. auntyemnga

    auntyemnga New Member

    Great job! I didn't realize the list of symptoms was so long. The few sites I had gone to the lists were generally short and I didn't have but a couple of the symptoms.

    This is definitely going to help me.

  5. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I'm just starting to read Dr. Joseph Burrascano's monograph on Lyme and coinfections... he refers to Lyme in general as including the coinfections.

    The more I read, the more complicated it seems...

    he even mentions the possibility of nematodes/microfilaria (mentioned by those who worked on the Salt & Vit C protocol)

    If you google
    burrascano lyme monograph 15th edition
    you should come up with it... he has been treating Lyme/etc for 15 years!

    all the best.