Speaking of "girls," am I the only MALE who posts on this board? What should I use? Sorry, had to give myself a laugh.
BTW, I should have specified that the rib/torso pain the neuro referred to was not the more widespread pain I have had for years. He actually pushed on a very specific part of my rib cage (below the sternum on the inner most part of my rib cage). Although my torso pain is widespread, I have always noticed it is particularly tender right where he pushed (and he didn't push hard at all). When I told him about
the awful facial pain, tingling, and numbness that started right after my bout with mono in 1997, and the persistent foot pain I have had for years (just got orthotics fallen arches/abductory twist gait---THOUGHT that was the answer), that's when he began to suspect small fiber peripheral neuropathy. What I have been trying to do (on my own, actually--outside of my Lyme treatment) is try to rule out any sort of structural and neurological disorders that may have been missed at some point in the past. Then I'll know definitively that it's ALL Lyme. I had a terrible whiplash injury from a head on collision in 1992, which I am sure is not at all helping me fight this disease.