Symptoms of Lyme disease may include headacheLyme disease is commonly transmitted by tick bites. Signs of Lyme disease evolve the longer it is in your system.

Early signs, during 3-30 days after a tick bite, include fever, chills, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, headache and swollen lymph nodes. In 70-80 percent of infected people a rash will begin to form at the site of the bite and expand gradually. It may feel warm but is rarely itchy or painful, and may look like it has a target or bull's-eye appearance.

After Lyme disease has been in your system for some time, it can progress to neck stiffness and headaches, additional rashes forming, arthritis or severe joint pain, loss of muscle tone or drooping on one side of the face (facial palsy), irregular heartbeat, pain in muscle tendons, joints and bones, dizziness, inflammation of the brain or spinal cord, nerve pain, shooting pain, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, and problems with short term memory.