Is Lyme disease causing brain fog?

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For For immediate assistance, please call us at 888-288-9834 (5AM-6PM PST Mon-Fri / 8AM-12PM PST Sat) to speak to a patient care specialist. Or fill out the form below and we will reach out to you.

THERE IS HOPE

Having Lyme disease can cause many unexpected symptoms, but there are things you can do to heal from the infection and get your life back.

If you or a loved one is having trouble with focus, memory, problem-solving, or making decisions, you may be afraid it’s the onset of dementia or ADD/ADHD. But it could be Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of an infected deer tick that can cause a rash, fever, fatigue, joint aches, and more. Most people don’t realize that in addition to these physical symptoms, Lyme disease can also lead to neuropsychological symptoms, including:

  • Impaired attention, focus, concentration, judgment and impulse control
  • Impaired memory and speech functions
  • Disorganization and getting lost
  • Poor problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Slower mental processing speed
  • Symptoms similar to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Psychosis and hallucinations

It is estimated that 70% of people affected by Lyme disease experience a decrease in mental sharpness and memory loss.

If the infection is caught early, antibiotics can often successfully treat it. Sadly, many people don’t even realize they have been bit by a tick and don’t get diagnosed, allowing the infection to fester, wreak havoc on the immune system, and cause a host of inflammatory responses.

When changes in your thinking start to impact your performance at work or school, your relationships, or any aspect of your life, that’s when you need to seek help.

Unfortunately, many healthcare professionals don’t check for Lyme disease before doling out prescriptions for mental health conditions, so you may not be getting the right treatment. Even worse, the wrong treatment could be increasing your symptoms!

Getting the Right Treatment Depends on the Right Diagnosis

Even if Lyme disease is suspected, the most common diagnostic test often returns false negatives. This leaves thousands of people feeling like they’re in a brain fog for months, years, or even decades. At Amen Clinics, we take a comprehensive approach to diagnosis that includes leading-edge brain imaging technology that can show evidence of Lyme disease, as well as specialized lab work to determine if there is an underlying infection.

Knowing the root cause of your symptoms is critical to getting the right treatment. With the world’s largest database of functional brain scans — 150,000 and growing — from patients from all 50 states and 120 countries, our physicians are able to more accurately diagnose Lyme disease and related conditions than any other healthcare professionals.

Get a Personalized Treatment Plan for Lyme Disease with Proven Results

Since 1989, Amen Clinics has helped many people overcome Lyme disease and related mental health conditions with targeted solutions that are proven to produce higher than average success rates

We believe in taking a comprehensive brain-body approach to treatment that involves the least toxic, most effective strategies. This may include utilizing natural supplements, nutrition, exercise, helpful forms of therapy, hormone evaluation and treatment, integrative medicine, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and medication (when necessary)—all personalized for your specific symptoms of Lyme disease.

Don’t Suffer From Lyme Disease Anymore

If you or a loved one is struggling with symptoms possibly related to Lyme disease, don’t wait to seek professional help. Talk to a specialist today to learn more or to make an appointment at a location near you.