Hi Mystery Illness!
Welcome to our forum! I am so sorry that you have been feeling so poorly! I realize that it's got to be terribly frustrating, to say the least!
Let's clear something up for you - Although ticks are the most likely one to pass these infections, mosquitoes, biting flies, fleas and the like can also. It's possible that you have had your infection(s) either since childhood or when you were in the park with your son two years ago and the stress of childbirth "brought out" the infection. It's actually not all that uncommon for women who carry these infections to go through a period where their symptoms increase a lot after the birth of a child because it's so strenuous on the body.
Unfortunately with these infections, not being postpartum wouldn't get doctors to listen to you any more - not many docs even recognize these symptoms! Even if they did, these infections are so very complicated that a simple round of abx usually isn't enough to get rid of them.
If you haven't already, it would be beneficial for you to start with reading through the thread at the top of the forum titled,"New to Lyme?...Start here!!"
, as it is packed full of relevant information, symptom lists and informative links that have been put together by our members here! Most of those who have read through it have said that it was very helpful!!
We also have a pretty good search function on this forum to help you narrow down your search for information from past posts. We must be our own health advocates now and the best thing to arm yourself with is knowledge about
our infections and the different ways to treat them!
In my opinion, based on the symptoms that you have listed, you definitely need to be evaluated by a knowledgeable LLMD. Achievinggrace gave you some great links to follow for finding a LLMD! We also have a thread that explains what kind of questions one should be asking potential LLMD's as they are not all created equal! It would be helpful if you listed where in the state you are will to travel to in order to see a doctor. We wouldn't want to send you to the other side of the state unless it was necessary!
I would also recommend that you spend some time reading on another site, as well - www.drjoneskids.org
There you will find some very helpful info about
Lyme and pregnancy, as Dr. Charles Jones is a very knowledgeable Lyme Doc that specializes in treating children and pregnant women.
Kind of a personal question, but are you breast feeding your daughter? We usually suggest that member start detoxing right away, as toxins are -at minimum -a large part of the reason for the symptoms we have. Although, not knowing if you are breast feeding your daughter, I hesitate in doing so. If you are breast feeding, I'm not sure how that would affect your daughter, so it would be best to talk with someone much more knowledgeable than me!
If you aren't breast feeding her, then I would definitely suggest that you start detoxing - slowly
. We have a great post on detoxing (second post down in the "New to Lyme?" thread) that explains what it takes and how to get started. Don't forget to dry skin brush and drink lots of lemon water too though!!
Co-Moderator, Lyme Disease ;)
Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List"
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
I break up my post because my eyes have been effected by TBI's as well, making long paragraphs very hard to read.