Ive been having fatigue and depression for over 2 months...

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   Posted 4/19/2016 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay, here is the deal.

about eight weeks ago I was diagnosed with Bronchitis, terrible, 103-104 fever, chills etc. I THOUGHT it was pneumonia, which I had before, but the doctor said that even if it was the antibiotic they gave me cures that also. Then, six weeks ago I was diagnosed with strep throat, sore throat was not very bad at all, but had pain swallowing, chills etc.

Here is where the tough part comes in. I am allergic to some antibiotics such as penicillin etc. I am pretty sure they gave me amoxicillin to cure the strep throat, however, the doctor warned that rarely it can not always cure it. I didn't feel much better a few days later, went back, to a different doctor but at the same place, and they said that the doctor I saw was WRONG and that it will always cure it, they ran a mono test which went negative. STILL, I had chills, and was much more tired than usual, went back to the other doctor that ran a strep test again, which went negative. He told me the only thing I could get blood work for was thyroid, and did NOT think I had lyme because he said there was no such thing as "low lying lyme". Anyways, tried to let it go because I was NOT gaining weight and did not have a couple other symptoms. However, it just kept getting worse, and I was getting very annoyed and stressed out, so I went for the thyroid test... and you guessed it, it went NEGATIVE. HOWEVER, the one thing that did come back were slightly elevated LIVER ENZYMES. At this point I tried to give up on the idea, I really thought my MAJOR and I mean MAJOR anxiety that interferes with me everyday was causing it, after all, it gives me a headache a lot and you can sometimes get flu-like symptoms when you have bad anxiety. The chills went on, I got more and more tired, had ear pain on and off and a headache on and off. So I thought, my dog has been picking up lots of ticks and sometimes he sleeps on my bed so I thought, I should go for a lyme test. Now, of course we now have sprayed our yard but around 6-8 weeks ago when I started feeling sick he was getting ticks and that was when we got him (he was a new dog). So... lyme came back negative, and they are rerunning it for mono. I am tired of feeling tired, cold, having ear pain and just feeling icky, I have no fever by the way... can somebody please help and tell me if this is my anxiety or not. Please do not underestimate my sickness, because I honestly feel like I have a fever, but I don't. Thank you all. The fatigue is 24 hours a day and is sometimes better than others, but since the strep throat test 2 months ago I have been getting chills, fatigue, angry and stressed easier, and just feeling tired

please help

Dancing Dawn
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Date Joined Feb 2015
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   Posted 5/2/2016 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Joey,

This is a pretty complicated situation because you have so many things going on I"m
sorry to read that you've had to experience all of this.
I also don't quite understand some of the tests you mention.
You say that your thyroid test came back negative.
Maybe that means you're in the normal range? Thyroid can be a bit tricky sometimes
knowing what is and is not in range.
Also, Lyme testing can be the same wayl Sometimes people can have negative
test results and still have Lyme. Part of the test relies on a clinical diagnosis.
Were you working with a Lyme Literate doctor when you had the testing done?
Are you taking a thyroid supplement now?
I would just keep looking until you find the answers.
In the meanwhile I hope you are taking good care of yourself.

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Date Joined Mar 2015
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   Posted 5/10/2016 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe the key is to find a doc that is good at tough cases like this-most aren't.
My opinion is docs that are good at tough cases always looks for dental issues and parasites.
Just one guys opinion-best of luck

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Date Joined May 2016
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   Posted 5/10/2016 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joey,
I'm so sorry to hear about what you're going through. Did you ever get a diagnosis? In my opinion it's not caused by anxiety. You may be feeling very anxious because you're so sick.

You might consider seeing a immunologist or a rheumatologist.
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