Re: How long before your symptoms started to show after tick bite?
Lyme affects everyone differently. There is no one size fits all.
In my case, I had only some mostly minor (but sometimes severe) muscle and joint pain until 20 years later when I had my gallbladder removed. The day after surgery I developed full-blown lyme symptoms (although no one knew much about Lyme or identified those symptoms as such at the time). But that to me was the beginning of my downhill journey with Lyme.
This is not uncommon. Many people report no symptomolgy until a major event in their lives - surgery, a car accident, a trying emotional issue, etc... Then there are others who develop symptoms immediately after the bite.
Last edited by jenj770; 06-21-2010 at 04:34 AM.