Borreliosis has many identities around the world. The most recognised tick bite related illness is one that occurs in the east coast of the United States of America called ‘Lyme disease’. Other varieties occur in many territories around the world with Relapsing Fever Borrelia being identified in many developing nations and Reptilian Borrelia. In 2016 a uniquely Australian variety of Relapsing Fever Borrelia was identified by a Western Australian research team.
Borreliosis has a myriad of symptoms. These symptoms can start a week after a tick bite or much later, and include sinusitis, stiff neck, sweat attacks, muscle twitches, muscle weakness, involuntary jerking of limbs, arthritis, Bell’s palsy, cramps, paralysis, depression, brain fog, insomnia, balance problems, light sensitivity, noise sensitivity, optic neuritis, nerve conduction defects, numbness, ECG (cardiac conduction) abnormalities, swallowing difficulties, tinnitus and more.
It can also be asymptomatic (no symptoms), the major determinants being the load and type of bacteria present and the individuals immune status.