My neck among other things was an early symptom. Early on it was stiff and has remained at least "crunchy" -- sometimes worsening but slowly improving -- with both time and treatment.
I went to visit my parents who suffer from their own illnesses. On any account, my dad awakened to a stiff neck one morning. Of course they thought it was a draft -- a common occurrence during the winter that can cause this especially among the elderly. And then though, my mom awakened with a stiff neck as well. I found that curious (of course).
My dad was x-rayed and it showed a bulging disk. Not sure what it means but it doesn't sound good. He already has cancer.
Now my nephew comes to visit. He sleeps in the house and lo and behold he, too, wakes up with the ubiquitous stiff neck.
My mother's shoulder has suddenly stiffened. Mine stays sore, but I have most mobility so I ain't complaining.
It's just that all of a sudden everyone has a stiff neck.
Just posting this as I find it odd yet interesting...
Hope it's nothing but the usual ailments and nothing as exotic as Lyme.