I wish someone had told me about
this earlier, and that I had acted on it. I wanted to find the underlying reason for the severe pain I had that only narcotics could help. Doctors said it couldn't be an infection, but it was. If your pain feels like a systemic problem, consider the possibility that it's Lyme. 3M people a year get it in the US, most without initially noticing, and since it's rarely diagnosed we have ongoing infections that affect an average about
a third of US Americans over our lifetimes.
Bartonella is a stealth tick born infection who's dominating symptom is pain. I first felt it as a bum knee as a child. I had an unusual presentation of spontaneous pain around a medical implants. It spread around and settled in mostly as abdominal pain. At the end I was bedridden with fatigue and having monthly heart attack like symptoms. Fortunately someone who had Lyme told me, 'It sounds like Lyme' and that I had to go to a Lyme doctor.
I had 4 Lyme infections, but the bartonella that causes the pain was the most dangerous and the easiest to treat. There are too many sx to list, but you just don't feel right besides the pain. Brain fog, chronic fatigue, and neuro sx are common. It's often misdiagnosed as anxiety, mutliple sclerosis, or Lou Gerigs' disease. The lack of interest and ineffective tests makes mainstream medicine useless, I really tried. We need more awareness, so I come on line occasionally hoping to keep paying this info forward. A documentary worth watching is Under Our Skin.
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