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"Could this be lyme disease?"

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2 weeks of nightly fevers deep muscle pain. The last two days the fevers last all day build break profuse sweating feel 100% the. The fever builds again. Muscle pain now near constant.


These symptoms that you're describing do not sound like Lyme disease to me, though it is important to see your primary care doctor. However, Lyme disease can cause many different systems which makes it hard to diagnose at times. I certainly believe that you do need an evaluation by a doctor. Two weeks of fevers is nothing that should go without an evaluation by your doctor. People that have Lyme disease will sometimes remember being bitten by a tick and other times they won't. However, almost everybody with Lyme disease will develop a rash at the time of the infection. Other symptoms can include joint pains, confusion, and palpitations. Lyme disease is diagnosed with a laboratory test that looks for antibodies made to bacteria. I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician, He or she will want to perform certain blood tests that help to rule out Lyme disease and other infectious causes that might be responsible for your fever. If no infection is found, your doctor will want to rule out other causes of fever such as a rheumatologic condition. For example conditions such as polymyositis can cause fever and muscle pain as well. This is something that can be looked at with laboratory blood tests as well. Good luck.

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