Posted 4/29/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -6)
Hi, My husband and I were in the woods in late February. 19 Days later he had a red, itchy bump (down there...). The next day he had a hot, itchy hive-like rash that lasted about 10 days. He had heart palpitations and chills during this time. From that point on he had pain in his knees, elbows (joints..) which came and went, had a sudden onset of floaters which are still there. He still feels pressure in his head also. He is beginning to feel he is losing short term memory and has a general "disconnected" feeling. He has lost some sensation when it comes to body temperature, smell, and taste. He has had increased insomnia and ambien did not work at all... Right now he is on anxiety medication--- although he was not anxious at all until AFTER having the rash and all of the other symptoms. The doctor said "It could possibly be lyme." He did a lyme test and said that it would take a while to have the results. My question is, that with the symptoms listed should he see a specialist soon, or wait the 3+ weeks to get test results back?? Thank you!!