Hi straysavior, welcome to the board!
I am sorry you are feeling so bad. It sounds like you are definitely at risk of getting tick bites. Below is a Lyme symptom list. You can have any combination of symptoms.
When tick-borne diseases are a possibility, it is very important to see a knowledgeable doctor. Many doctors do not understand them and treat with outdated protocols. Besides Lyme disease and Bartonella, ticks can also transmit other infections including Babesiosis, two types of Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), and Mycoplasma. Many people who have Lyme are co-infected. It may affect treatment choice and progress. It is important to be tested for these by a Lyme reputable lab such as IgeneX in Palo Alto, CA.
If you need a doctor recommendation, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Some people who have Lyme were first diagnosed with other diseases including CFS, Fibromyalgia, MS, and ALS. You may want to show the symptom list to your mom.
It is also important to learn as much as possible. I recommend reading Dr. Joseph Burrascano's 2008 Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines For Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses at http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf He is one of the top Lyme doctors in the country, and many Lyme doctors follow his protocols. I also recommend the books "The Lyme Disease Solution" by Kenneth B. Singleton MD and "Everything You Need To Know about Lyme Disease Second Edition" by Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner.
I hope you can get answers soon.