Hi everybody, I am sorry about all of my post regarding my situation but I am just really confused I went to see my DR yesterday to find out what I should do as my lymes treatment did nothing to help me. My DR told me at my appointment that he felt as though I did not actually have lymes, he said that the 21 days of doxy should be
sufficient and that if I had lymes I would have had improvement. He told me the next step of treatment would be IV antibiotic treatment but he feels I do not need it and told me he is sure I do not have lymes.
Ok so I asked him if I had it for many years maybe 21 days is not enough treatment he then told me that I do not have symptoms of long term lymes so this is not the case. Well I then asked him about the purple lupus elephant that has been in the room of every DR appointment I have ever been to dating back to 4 years ago. He said that he thinks I may have a mild form of lupus since I am not too sick ( I actually do feel tired and have pain throughout my body everyday but tend not to show it). He said he will order another ANA test and go from there, I have to wait however another 4 weeks for my blood test because I am not yet done with my vitamin D deficiency treatment. He mentioned treating me with plaquil (spelling?).
At the end of the conversation I asked him what is wrong. He said quote "it can be lupus" "it can be growing pain" by the way I am 24 years old and have been done growing for years, plus I doubt all this pain and fatigue is from growing pains and then he said "or it can be a little bit of everything", yeah I do not even know where to begin with that one. He then looked at me and said hey at least its not fibromyalgia.
So I am just wondering is it normal to feel this confused after seeing your Dr. I mean a few times he looked at me and said well I dont know what is going on. If I don’t get real answers at my next appointment in a month I am honestly going to give up like I did a few years ago and never go to a Dr again.
I just want to be ok. I am thinking about going back to school in spring to become a psychologist (I need 5 more years before I can be licensed to practice. I just don’t want my health to get in the way, it makes me nervous.
Post Edited (LAWCHICK) : 9/15/2010 8:34:16 AM (GMT-6)
Thank you all for your replies. The thing is that he is a Rheumy and he is actually a Lupus specialist, that is why I am so confused by his answers. Red Rose I think he is waiting to check my blood because he wants me to finish the vitamin D treatment so that he can run all the testing in one shot. He did recommend I start taking moltrin but my pains are so random throughout the day I don’t know if that would help or not. I am so afraid of medication and needles and going to dr's a lot of it stems from when I was very sick when I was a kid with a blood disease and almost died. I spent so much time in the hospital I had to be held back a grade in school. Anyways I guess I should start looking for a new doc.
Post Edited (LAWCHICK) : 9/15/2010 11:38:27 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited By Moderator (Lynnwood) : 9/17/2010 3:10:42 PM (GMT-6)