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The Lyme Disease Co-infection Questionnaire- Is Babesia Making You Sick?

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

Do you suffer with chronic illness and malaise? Are you unsure what the cause of your symptoms is? Are you desperate to get your health back on track? Complete our Babesiosis questionnaire and find out today if it's this Lyme Disease co-infection causing/contributing to your symptoms.

What Is Babesiosis?

Babesiosis is the name for infection by the Babesia parasite. Babesia parasites can infect and damage red blood cells, and induce major organ dysfunction. Babesiosis can range in severity from asymptomatic to life threatening. Babesia is typically transmitted via a tick bite (hence it being a Lyme disease co-infection), however may be transmitted by other sources such as mosquito bites, blood transfusions etc. Acute symptoms of babesiosis resemble flu-like illness whilst chronic symptoms may resemble Borrelia and other co-infection symptoms.


How Does This Questionnaire Work?


In each category, mark 1 point for each symptom present. At the end of each category you will add the marks and either land in band 0, 1, 2 or 3. Do this for each category until you add up your band points at the end of the questionnaire.


Category A

  • Frequent deja-vu

  • Rubber band sensations

  • Occasional fever

  • Blurred vision

  • Sensations of heat or pain shocks

  • Gastrointestinal difficulties, especially gastric motility

  • Neuropathy- pain/ burning/ numbness

  • Brain fog

  • Feeling drunk without drinking alcohol

  • Tinnitus

  • Light sensitivity

  • Sound sensitivity

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and/ or panic attacks

  • Sweats or chills

  • Headaches

  • Migraines

  • Eye pain or pressure

  • Vertigo

  • Heart palpitation

TOTAL CATEGORY A BOXES MARKED:

0-2 boxes marked = Score 0

3-5 boxes marked = Score 1

6-9 boxes marked = Score 2

10+ boxes marked = Score 3

Category A total score: ..........


Category B

  • Paresthesia

  • Mental dullness and slow reactions/responses

  • Hypercoagulability

  • Abdominal pain

  • Kidney difficulties

  • Encephalopathy

  • Feeling spaced out

  • Lymph gland swelling

  • Cough

  • Spleen and/or liver enlargement

  • Low WBC count

  • Low platelet count

  • Mild elevation of liver enzymes

  • Petechiae

  • Recent tick or mosquito bite

  • Someone in the family has been diagnosed with Lyme disease and/ or co-infections

  • Positive Lyme disease and/ or co-infection testing

  • Hallucinations

  • Diagnosis of an autoimmune condition

  • General malaise

TOTAL CATEGORY B BOXES MARKED:

0-2 boxes marked = Score 0

3-5 boxes marked = Score 1

6-9 boxes marked = Score 2

10+ boxes marked = Score 3

Category B total score: ..........


Category C

  • Insomnia or sleep difficulty

  • Air hunger/ shortness of breath

  • Yawning attacks

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Concentration difficulties

  • Poor short term memory

  • Dark coloured urine

  • Muscle or joint pain

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Poor appetite

  • Mood swings

  • Jaundice

  • Anaemia

  • Chest or rib pain

  • Drenching night sweats

  • Constant sighing

  • Neck stiffness

  • Feeling weak

  • Chronic exhaustion

TOTAL CATEGORY C BOXES MARKED:

0-2 boxes marked = Score 0

3-5 boxes marked = Score 1

6-9 boxes marked = Score 2

10+ boxes marked = Score 3

Category C total score: ..........


Total Babesiosis Illness Risk Results


CATEGORY A SCORE: +

CATEGORY B SCORE: +

CATEGORY C SCORE: =

TOTAL:


0-4 = Not Likely Babesia Sickness

5-9 = Possible Babesia Sickness

10+ = Probable Babesia or Co-infection Sickness


OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER: MOULD TOXICITY, LYME DISEASE, MSIDS, OTHER TICK-BORNE CO-INFECTIONS, OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS (MERCURY, LEAD, PM2.5, GLYPHOSATE, PESTICIDES, VOCs etc), INTESTINAL PARASITES, CHRONIC VIRAL SYNDROMES, INFECTIONS, FOOD SENSITIVITIES, CVIDS OR IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROMES.


This tool is intended as a clinical information aid, and is not intended to diagnose or treat disease. Symptoms listed have been reported in mould illness patients, however, not all symptoms have been proven in scientific studies.



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