Oh and the bladder issues are basically feeling like I have a UTI constantly, and not actually having one. Urgency, burning, pelvic pain...but no UTI.
That sounds like what I have with babesia. Sometimes I have darker urine too.
You may want to check your insurance. If the LLMD doesn't accept insurance, you can sometimes still submit your bill to your insurance company. You just have to do the paperwork manually instead of having your doctor submit the claim for you.