I also had panic and anxiety as some of my first symptoms, along with a mild upset stomach that did not go away. Followed by swollen lymph nodes in my armpits.
It is nearly impossible to find a lyme story that is identical. Each tick can carry so many different organisms that are transmitted via the bite. Think of it like a bag of skittles. You pour some of them into your hand. Can you guarantee how many different colors you will see and the exact number of each. Impossible. Ticks are 100% proven to carry other infections just as dangerous as lyme. Things like Lyme, Bartonella, Babesia, Ehrlichia, Mycoplamsa, Parasites, Rocky mountain spotted fever, tulameria, viruses, etc. I'm sure there are some organisms that haven't even been identified yet. Plus there are so many different species of each. Who knows how many lyme species are roaming around. Possibly 20 or more species of bartonella and 15 or more species of babesia. So you throw a handful of these organisms into the blood stream, and you immune system will not know what to do. This should explain why all the stories have their variations. It is like the unlucky lottery.