Hi Gary, welcome to the forum.
Your sx could definetly be Lyme. Make sure you see a LLMD. You can find a list at www.ILADs.com,
also look up the symptoms list and read the Burrascano 2005, or 2008 report. It's very imformative!
I am (and hope to continue) an ER RN for 4 years. Working in the ER, you get used to having results ASAP. When I started having symptoms, I of course tried to self-diagnosis. But there was no fast answer! I had some of my co-workers tell me it's probably MS. So that became the focus. While researching my sx online, I actually came across this web site and got lots of info. This lead to lots more research and finally went to my PCP whom was totally closed minded! I dropped him fast and demanded to see a neurologist. She gave me the lab slip for IGenX to get Lyme testing. (you also need the co-infections panel done at the same time). But one very important thing about
Lyme, it is a clinical diagnosis!!! The diagnostic tests are far from perfect.
Statistically, a very high percentage of people with Lyme actually get diagnosed by a psychiatrist or therapist of some sort.
I have an appt with a cardiologist on 12/8. I've got a murmur and been experiencing heart palpations. Currently I'm on Biaxin, hydroxychloriquine, Cipro and artemisinin. The combo of Biaxin and cipro can give palpations! So I'm getting a stress test.
I think as a nurse most of the anxiety comes from not knowing what to do or what the heck is wrong. When it comes to being the patient, we really suck at it!!! My level of anxiety didn't go down til I got lots of info about
Lyme. And this forum helps tremendously. But now my anxiety has shifted from "what is wrong with me and how do I treat it" to "am I going to be able to return to work and when".
I hope this helps. Let us know what happens with the LLMD.
God's blessings to you - Lisa
p.s. I think I tried klonopin and it just made me more dizzy than I already was.
7/4/08 IGenX LD positive,gluten sensitivity,low magn, low WBC's,+yeast/bacteria/tapeworm/roundworm, EBV,HHV,CMV,Parvo,
7/25/08 started on Biaxin
9/08 IGenX co-infections neg, but probable Bart, Bab, Erhl
11/08 Biaxin,Plaquenil,Cipro, Artemisinin,3 probiotics,Transfer Immune, Bcomplex,MultiVit,omega3,magnesium,