Hi tatsu, welcome to the board!
Sometimes people who have Lyme are able to fight off an infection for some time until their immune system becomes suppressed from an illness, accident, divorce etc. Then symptoms can emerge. 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 Many doctors do not understand them and treat with outdated protocols.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, ticks can also transmit co-infections including Babesiosis, two types of Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, 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.
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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. He also has diet, supplement, and exercise recommendaitons. 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 find out what is wrong soon.
Hi tatsu. Congratulations on your baby!
Lyme can be passed through pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you think Lyme disease is a possibility, it would be good to have your children evaluated also. I do not know of any Lyme doctors in HI. It you want names of the closest ones I know of, feel free to email me.
I found the following Lyme support group listed for HI:
This may be a good source for information and doctor referrals.