The more i read about
Lyme, the more i am convinced I have it. I manifest a lot of the symptoms: lethargy, sleep issues, and a myriad of cognitive effects like ADD, persistent depression, generalized anxiety, etc. I also have an uncontrollable GERD (gastric reflux) problem that was coincidentally only stopped last year when I was taking Biaxin for bronchitis, and I don't have h pylori according to an endoscopy. I also have a lot of food and environmental allergies, and chronic sleep issues, amongst many other indications, but those are the ones that effect my life the most.
I am now in my late 20's and I have had a hard time with school and work and flourishing in a structured society. I've failed at most.
I blamed various reasons for this: hypoglycemia, food intolerance and allergies, possible celiac disease, leaky gut syndrome, delayed sleep phase syndrome, etc. but I think it might be this. I always felt like something was not right with me - either something hormonal or something unidentified. This is hard to articulate, but hopefully someone can relate.
I live in a rural area and I spent a lot of my youth at the cottage so it is very conceivable that i was bitten by a tick. I don't recall being bitten, but apparently a lot of people don't either.
So my question now is where do i go from here? Antibiotics? How can i treat this? Has anyone here had success? Can you post your regimen?
P.S. I also have very prominent scars on my lower back that I always thought were stretch marks which my doctor said was impossible to be that deep from growing, and after looking at a few pictures of 'cat scratch fever' they looked exactly like that. I never had a cat and I don't ever recall being scratched by anything, but it could have been when I was really young. Also, when i look at pictures of my childhood my lips were always bright red... really noticeable. Other kids used to tease me about
it and call me lipstick. Is this an indication of anything?
P.P.S Slightly off topic: but does anyone here believe in chronic tetanus infections and could it linger and have the same ramifications as lyme?
Post Edited (ljk) : 1/29/2010 2:10:20 AM (GMT-7)