Hello everyone. I am going to see my first LLMD in 2 weeks. Hes going to run the Igenex testing. I am pretty sure as of this point I have an active case of lymes. I am very sick, run fevers alot of times, brutal joint pain and headaches, feel floaty, tingling feet, real bad fatigue, etc. Started with panic attacks last june and I havent been right since. The only thing i can do now is drag myself to work, come home and sleep..and i used to run miles a day and be a pretty strong bodybuilder.
My elisa test titer was 1.89 and my labcorp testing came back:
so i am off by one band each to be positive of course.
Based on what I am reading...this looks like its probably going to be a while before I am better. How do you manage your symptoms in the meantime? I need to at mimimum be able to work. Im a software developer so at least I don't have to move much. I can load up on coffee to keep me awake for a period... But sometimes my joints and my head are hurting so bad i can't see straight...let alone move from bed. If i could move my wrists at least i could work from home!! Can llmd's treat pain as well or do i need to go to a pain clinic? I've tried tylonal arthritis and ultram. Neither dents it. I'd hate to use narcotics because of addiction/tolerance issues and then withdrawal, but not sure what else i can do as of this point.
I also have chrons/colitis so I am on immunosupressing drugs... wonder how thats going to effect the course of my treatment. For a while i've debated if its just colitis which is causing my problems..but my scope shows very minimal inflammation and my GI doc says its not colitis.
UC/Chrons since age 22, now 27. Several huge flares since then. Entire colon diseased at some point from cecum to rectum. Also had previous inflammation in terminal ileum.
Currently: flare -9/19/08 - now|Panic Disorder - 6/25/08 - now|Lyme Disease - 12/09/08 - now|Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome - 6 recent mod dysplasia moles excised, and many more to shave biopsy.
Drugs: prednisone 15mg|6mp 75 mg|lialda 4.8 mg|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .25 mg|Trazodone 50 mg|PRN Perc/Tramadol
Post Edited (Vin) : 2/26/2009 9:42:33 PM (GMT-7)