What else could it be?

Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose. The following diseases, conditions and syndromes have overlapping symptoms, and need to be ruled out in any diagnosis. Further information on most conditions can be obtained from the NHS Choices Conditions webpages which also give links to charities providing accredited information. 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

B12 Deficiency

Bell’s Palsy

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Dementia (of other causes)

Depression

Diabetes

Fibromyalgia

Neurological manifestations of Gluten sensitivity

Horner’s Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Lead poisoning

Leptospirosis

Lou Gehrigs Disease

Meniere’s Disease

Menopausal Symptoms

Migraine

Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)

Osteoarthritis

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

Primary Psychiatric Disorders

Relapsing Fever

Reynaud’s Syndrome

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Syphilis

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Tendonitis

Tension Headache

Thyroid Disease

Vasculitis

Viral Illness