could it be Lyme?

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akatwinks
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   Posted 5/22/2010 4:07 AM (GMT -6)   
{back story:: bit by deer tick 20ish years ago, developed a rash, received antibiotics as precaution, still tested negative-never tested again- for Lyme.}

Now for past 18 months, have slowly developed symptoms that, in the past 6 months, especially past 4 weeks (what can I say, they have been a stressful 4 weeks!) have become almost unbearable all of a sudden! Remembered last night hearing the story bout getting bit by the tick......(I'm 24)......opinions?? from what i read Lyme is difficult to diagnose & dr are hard to come by......

SOME SYMPTOMS {past 18 mons}: [tingling & numbness almost all over sometimes:hand, feet, toes, face; joint pain-ankles, knees, shoulder, elbows, neck, sometimes severe; fatigue; BAD headaches; very stiff neck most always; heat intolerance-like i freaking sweat all night long all of the sudden, even with the ac cranked low and others freezing under the blankets; cant sleep <regardless of the heat>; severe mood swings & depression, among others...].....idk where or what to do next as I have no insurance & am so tired of the word hypochondriac coming out of my parents mouths & my friends thinking im making excuses not to hang out it with them....
Thanks for any help!!!!! -Bummed in the Sunshine State
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Med History:(brief)
Chiari Malformation 6mm: diagnosed april 09 (when looking at xrays dr questioned if he had mine, says my bones look like im in my mid 40's, obvious bone loss and some calcification of some of my tendons, early signs of arthritis for someone so young)
Whiplash w/ a couple compressed discs & pinched nerves: diag aug 08 pain in left shoulder, radiates pain & numbness down left arm
diagnosis for menstrual related migraines July 08
fasting glucose test results: diag sept 08 insulin-resistant back in 08 cuz of my weight (since then dropped 50lbs) pretty sure thats resolved =D
have an irregular heart beat: been EKG'd, seems to be of no concern
had mono at 16, again at 19 (maybe a relapse)
i have horrible eye sight (just above legal blind at dmv) with nearly no depth perception
menstruation & fertility were an issue because of weight & depression, lost almost 100 lbs since my heaviest =)
....cant think of anything else, if ya think its pertinent, just ask =)

Post Edited (akatwinks) : 5/22/2010 4:42:37 AM (GMT-6)


GWB
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   Posted 5/22/2010 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   
akatwinks,

Tick bite + rash + symptoms = Lyme disease.

Yep, there's a 99.9% chance you have it. Now the thing you NEED to do ASAP is see a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) for a Western Blot test by Igenex.

If you need LLMD referrals click my email icon and send me an email. I will send you links to two websites that provide LLMD referrals.

Sorry to hear of you suffering, and especially that your parents don't understand (friends too), but that comes with the territory for those of us who have this disease. It's a wicked, evil disease and I'm sorry that you most likely will have to live with this for awhile. The good news is, you CAN get better. Don't put it off another day, find a LLMD near you and start getting treatment NOW!

Gary

allieann
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   Posted 6/9/2010 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds so similar to my son's experience with lyme and he doesn't any longer have faith in the medical and so we are doing other things.

Best of Luck to you!!
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