I had it too!! It lasted for a couple of weeks with some days being more pronounced than others. Once my antibiotic kicked in it stopped. Now I don't have it at all. Are you on antibiotic?
I was told my someone who had lyme previously that it was a symptom of the lyme having entered the central nervous system. Don't know if that is true but was scary to me.
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Yes, it is a good idea to have eyes checked out by an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist!).
The nerves that serve the face, eyes ears, are directly wired to the brain. So your guess that the symptoms you are having indicates CNS infection is probably right. I've had all those symptoms, to a much larger degree since my infection went untreated for so long. Once on treatment, they started getting better, though for me it took a while. My dr told me that these nerves, especially the third trigeminal, can be the last to heal.
Early on, my LLMD recommended that I do be checked by an opthalmologist. I was lucky to see one who understood the impacts Lyme can have on eyes. It was good to know that physically my eyes were fine. No uveitis or retinal issues. He explained that my symptoms were due to neurological impacts of the Lyme.
The only physical anomaly was amblyopia (double vision due to weakness in the eye muscles), requiring prisms in my glasses. I knew I had this, but it did not have it until after I was infected with Lyme. Apparently (in retrospect) Lyme weakened the eye muscles by affecting the nerves controlling them. It had gradually worsened over the years, increasing the prism needed to correct. I'd been told that it would not go away.
Recently I had an new eye exam because I was having trouble with my glasses, and because my eyes felt funny. Guess what? The amblyopia is gone. No prism. And my vision is better: the correction for my nearsightedness is now exactly what it was when I was in high school! I got to spurge on a new pair of cool glasses.
And all the sparklies, flashes, whooshing, and other oddities are gone, gone, gone.
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