Symptom 2: Fatigue – An Overwhelming Tiredness
People infected with Lyme disease often experience intense fatigue that’s out of proportion to their activity levels. This isn’t just everyday tiredness—it’s a profound, all-consuming exhaustion that doesn’t improve with rest.
This debilitating fatigue can disrupt daily routines and activities. It can be challenging to focus at work, maintain an exercise regimen, or even carry out simple household tasks. This level of fatigue is far beyond what one would typically feel after a bad night’s sleep.
It’s important to understand that fatigue in Lyme disease isn’t isolated—it’s usually accompanied by other symptoms. Hence, if you’re feeling excessively tired and also exhibiting other symptoms of Lyme disease, it’s vital to seek medical attention.
This fatigue can vary in duration, lasting just a few days in some cases, or persisting for weeks in others. Like many Lyme disease symptoms, fatigue can wax and wane, confusing those affected and complicating diagnosis. (*)