We are just all concerned about
you. If you would have came to this forum with no tick bite and just anxiety, then we would have all thought it was anxiety. But, since you did have the tick bite and symptoms, it could possibly be Lyme.
Like I stated above....my very first symptoms were panic attacks/anxiety. I was fine one day, then that night I woke up in a full blown attack. I thought I was dying. I had never felt those kind of scary feelings before. I was admitted into the ER for 3 days. My liver enzymes were slightly elevated but they thought it was because of some meds I was on. They diagnosed me with panic/anxiety and put me on anti-depressants and nerve pills. I had just those symptoms for two years, then started getting other things slowly. I never had joint pain in the beginning...ever. Now I do and I can barely walk because I was misdiagnosed for years.
Also, when I had panic attacks, they lasted all day....even on medication. For weeks I couldn't get out of the house. No one thought it was strange that I had these all day long. Finally, it seemed like the medicine was lessening my symptoms a little but I would still have at least two panic attacks a month. One doctor thought that was strange but no one ever tested me further.
Anyway, it's easy to believe and trust doctors. I thought they all knew what they were talking about
. Now I am very, very ill and will be driving 12 hours to see a new LLMD because I now have neuro problems.
If you truly believe that it's just anxiety, then go with your gut. But, if you have one ounce of doubt, get tested.
**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have**
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Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 8/28/2009 12:43:26 AM (GMT-6)