Thanks Cajungirl and Traveler for your responses.
Cajungirl I know you will keep us posted on your treatment and progress...so exciting to hear you like the doctor and may finally begin to feel better!!
I have one positive Lyme test from Labcorp 8/7/9 (and nearly all the symptoms) but more results from additional tests and a different lab are expected tomorrow or next Monday. The tests taken 9/2/9 for liver dysfunction, arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis are all negative.
Which co-infection could cause the loss of consciousness? do you know? My girlfriends thought low blood sugar also, but that has been tested recently and several times in the past and was always good. Retested yesterday and also waiting for results hopefully tomorrow. I have had a few similar episodes of 'passing out' in the past (2 prior to the tick bite) - one in 1991 and one in 2007 however, I either never totally lost consciousness and/or was able to remember the episodes. This last one was like a complete 'black out'. My Mom has an idea that it's cause is something else unknown and maybe the Lyme 'triggered' this?
I was biten 8/2008 - believe symptoms started gradually in appx 10/8 and 11/8 and have gotten progressively worse. Really got bad in mid 6/09 and by 7/09 I was 'getting lost' and 'forgetting', experiencing confusion/major memory problems, going to the wrong places etc. I 've had several 'out of body' experiences since 7/09 and I don't like any of it - very scary. I have also had what I believe to be true 'panic attacks' - one in July and one just yesterday.
I will keep you all posted on the latest results as I get them.
Thanks so much for listening, responding, and giving your input.
I meant to ask everyone....how long since your bite until diagnosis?