Posted 12/8/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -6)
My first symptoms were severe depression and a swollen right knee. I had no idea the two were related.
Since I have depression, which has ALWAYS been manageable with medication and has NEVER caused me to lose a day of work, all of the doctors jumped on the "depression" diagnosis. They called it "breakthrough" depression. I was put on every anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drug they could think of.... NOTHING worked. And the whole time my knee is getting bigger and bigger and all of my joints started to hurt. I was so fatigued that one time I spent 6 straight days in bed.... now I have insomnia that horse tranquilizers couldn't kill. I started breaking out in rashes, I kept falling down the stairs, I couldn't walk my dog, I could barely walk... I don't think I could walk a straight line now. I thought that I was getting ready to cross that very fine line into insanity... I watched my world, my body... everything crumble... and there wasn't anything more I could do. The more I searched for answers, the crazier I seemed.
I would find a Lyme disease doctor and get tested immediately.
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06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3 Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg,
Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg, Skelexa, Restoril