I am new here and was just diagnosed today with Lymes Disease. I have been extremely tired and exhausted to the point of tears for a very long time. I went to the doctor and was told that there was nothing wrong. I went back again and was told that I was aneimic. Of course the tiredness persisted. I them developed a rash that cause me to itch all over. They were in different shapes and sizes. They started off small then got much bigger. They were various shapes and sizes some were even just a line that resemled a scratch while others were round and even triangular. I was miserable for at least 3 weeks. In fact this also presented itself last year and treated as contact dermatitis so I assumed it was the same. After the itching stopped the marks became dark purple.
After that episode I started getting severe headaches but I just assumed they were migrains. I started noticing I could not remember anything. I just thought it was as result of me not being able to sleep. Then there was the tingling sensation on the right side of my face and head, twitching and pain shooting up my right arm and not to mention the aches and pains just all over. I was starting to become just plain old depressed because the doctors kept saying they did not see anything wrong and that maybe it was all in my head when someone told me to ask my doctor to do lupus test. She relunctantly ordered it and then decided to throw in a lymes disease test but was certain it was not any of the two.
Here we are 2 days later early in the morning while I am getting my daughter ready for school and myself ready for work and just totally throws me for a loop and tells me I have lymes disease. Of course being ignorant I was devastated. After I got over the initial shock I was happy that it was not lupus.
She told me contact an infectious disease doctor and wrote me prescription for doxicycline. Should I really take this before seeing the infectious disease doctor?
Anyway after my long winded story, I wanted to know your thoughts on my lab results and find out if anyone know of a good specialist in the Rockville/Gaithersburg/Germantown, Maryland area or just the wash dc metro area. Here are the results:
IGG p41 ab Abnormal Present
IGG p66 ab Abnormal Present
IGM p23 ab Abnormal Present
Any information you can provide would be much appreciated. I am really concerned about this memory thing