Hi JoAnn -
Guess I shouldn't be surprised to see you on this forum. So much to tell - maybe we'll just hit the high points first.
Yes - Lyme could cause a lot of the problems you're seeing. Yes - it is an imatator of many diseases. The spirochetes can literally bore their way into any of your body systems. Most people have multiple systems affected. But everyone can have different systems that are affected. That's why the list of possible symptoms is sooo long.
Be sure and get a copy of your WB results. Please post them. Ugh ... so much to get into as far as outmoded CDC diagnostic criteria and treatment. For now let's just say there are Lyme specific bands that ONLY show up with Lyme. There are reasons why antibody testing misses a lot of cases of Lyme. If even one Lyme specific band shows up, the Lyme connection should be checked out. You'll probably need to see someone who is experienced at diagnosing and treating Lyme.
If you've had Lyme for a while, your immune system has probably been trashed. Low B12, D, DHEA, cortisol etc. are common. There are a number of coinfections that can come from the tick bite itself. You'll need to be tested for these too since the Lyme treatment would be ineffective til the coinfections are treated (includes Bartonella, Babesiosis, Erlichiosis - forgive my spelling I don't want to dictionary it right now). With a trashed immune system, there are other viruses and bacteria that can set up house keeping in your system (mycoplasma, HHV-6, Cpn). Things like mycoplasma and Cpn are associated with chronic fatigue, MS and fibro.
Even after treatment, I think some people are left with joint and fatigue/ fibro problems. Maybe Dagger will see this topic and respond. Think she has left-over fibro.
Lyme could well sensitize your system. It may not be the cause of all your conditions, but is probably an aggravating factor.
It's bad news to have Lyme - but good news in that you may be able to improve many of your problems by treating it and any other coinfections you have.
That's the quickie tour. I'll try to post more later. And be sure and ask any specific questions you have. There is a lot of good info in the Lyme stickie.
I'd still like to see you consider a neuropsych exam so you have more info on deciding where you stand career wise. Mine was very helpful. I got my SSDI award letter the other day. Don't know if that was the deciding factor, but the neuropsych DR pulled all my symptoms and problems together. I think his description of how it affected my ability to work was proabably most helpful.
Hope this helps. I feel your pain - or at least a lot of it.
Lyme, anxitey, depression, chronic C. Pnuemoniae
"... expect the unexpected ..." (O. Wilde)
"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." (Mark Twain)