Lyme Disease Appointment Guide
Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
- Are you still having symptoms, such as muscle aches, joint pain, or fatigue?
- Are you having problems with weakness, numbness, or muscle movement?
- Are you having problems with memory, thinking, or completing tasks?
- Have you been able to maintain your work or school schedule? Have you missed any days due to your symptoms?
- How often have you missed or forgotten a dose of your antibiotic?
- Have you recently had a tick bite or been in a wooded area?
- Describe your symptoms. Do you have a rash, fever, fatigue, muscle aches, or headaches?
- Is your rash or red area growing larger or remaining about the same?
- When did you first notice symptoms? How long have you had them?
- Are your symptoms always present or do they come and go? Are they improving?
- What seems to make your symptoms better or worse?
- What side effects are you experiencing from your antibiotic?
- What tests and treatments have you had so far?
- What new symptoms are you experiencing?
- What is the most likely cause of my symptoms?
- Could I have Lyme disease even if I don't remember having a tick bite?
- How is Lyme disease diagnosed? What tests do I need? Are tests always needed?
- What treatment options are available for Lyme disease?
- Do I need to see an infectious disease specialist?
- How long will I need to take antibiotics? What should I do if I miss a dose?
- How will you know if my Lyme disease is cured?
- What is post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome? How common is it and how long does it typically last?
- Once I complete Lyme disease treatment, can I get it again?
- How can I avoid Lyme disease in the future?
- Could another antibiotic be just as effective with fewer side effects?
- Could my new or different symptoms be related to Lyme disease?
- How do you know whether or not some other condition is the cause of my symptoms?