I can understand your frustration with these symptoms and not knowing what is going on. I would suggest to keep researching, keep pursuing answers, and see other Drs. Drs do not know everything, and although they have not been able to give you a dx, it just means the Drs you have seen so far just have not figured it out yet. It is not normal to have the symptoms you do, and even if the symptoms diminish I would continue to pursue answers. It is common for symptoms to wax and wane in many diseases, including MS.
I was dx with MS for 5 years before I found out I have lyme disease. Most Drs do not know about lyme disease. It is a serious disease which can cause severe neurological problems if left untreated. It has a wide range of symptoms like MS. If you want to know how to find a LLMD (lyme literate MD) go to the lyme board on this forum.
You may not have lyme, but it may be worth looking into. If you google MS and lyme you will get lots of info.
Congratulations on your pregnancy. I never felt better than when I was pregnant.
Best Wishes and good luck.
Uppity you are correct about the tick bite. The percentage of people who get the rash is very low (less than 50%). Also some people get a rash but it isn't the typical "bulls eye" rash. My daughter had a rash in the area I found a tick and even though the pediatrician saw the rash, she said no not lyme cause it's not the bulls eye. Guess what, 2 yeasrs later I find out my daughter has lyme.
I have been surprised of the lack of knowledge by most MDs about lyme. My peditrician has called me afew times to ask me questions about lyme as she is seeing more and more patients with strange symptoms. Atleast she admits she is not knowledgable about lyme and is pursuing more info. More than I can say for alot of Drs.
Neurogurl if you think lyme is a possibility you should pursue it as if you have lyme you should be treated so your baby doesn't get the bacterial infection. There is evidence that lyme can be passed from mother to baby in utero. The best pediatric lyme specialist in the Country is in CT. I don't know where you are but he does do phone consults and will work with your local Dr. Lyme is treatable unlike some other diseases.
Neurogurl I am not trying to recruit people for lyme, just trying to inform those who are unsure of their dx or lack of, about the possibility of lyme. I have been through alot and I don't wish this on you or anyone else. I know if I had been treated sooner I would not have the neuro problems I do now. I just want to be helpful.