Question: How does Lyme disease affect relationships?

Can Lyme disease change your personality?

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Marie Savard, who had lyme disease, said that the possibility of personality changes should at least be taken into consideration. It does affect the central nervous system. You can have behavior changes, personality changes, she said.

Can I get Lyme disease from my partner?

There is no credible scientific evidence that Lyme disease is spread through sexual contact. Published studies in animals do not support sexual transmission (Moody 1991; Woodrum 1999), and the biology of the Lyme disease spirochete is not compatible this route of exposure (Porcella 2001).

Does Lyme disease stay with you?

If treated, Lyme disease does not last for years. However, for some people, the after-effects of the disease can linger for months and sometimes even years.

Can Lyme cause permanent brain damage?

However it is extraordinarily rare for there to be any permanent damage to the brain itself. More importantly, there are many symptoms that occur in patients with Lyme disease and most other infections that may make one think there is a problem with the brain; however, that is not the case.

Does Lyme disease qualify for disability?

Lyme disease has a complex set of symptoms that can become disabling. If you have Lyme disease and your symptoms significantly limit your ability to work you may file a claim for Social Security Disability benefits.

Can a person work with Lyme disease?

You can suffer severe, debilitating symptoms from Lyme disease that render you unable to perform regular daily activities or continue with your regular work duties. While it may be a challenging case, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits if you are experiencing severe symptoms.

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