a month ago, my wife and noticed a round red spot on the back of my calf about
the size of a nickle. I didn't think much of it and it went away. Around this time, I was in an area in the woods where I could have picked up a tick. This was about
4 weeks ago.
Fast foward to now. Last weekend, while working, I started feeling off. My energy level suddenly fell off, I had muscle cramps in my legs, my overall ability to focus or concentrate was gone and had stabbing pain in my joints. The lymph nodes in my neck seemed swolen and very tight. I just didn't feel right.
I was so worried that I drove straight to the ER. After waiting for 4 hours, I got aggravated and left. Went to see my primary the next day. He thought I was dehydrated and did a bunch of blood work. Did a full CBC, CMP and Creatine Kinase workup, everything coming back perfect.
All through last week I felt very tired, with most of the same symptoms. By the weekend I felt better with very few of the symptoms present like they were. Monday night after work I came home and worked pretty hard in the yard. That evening, my entire body was in cramps. The rest of this week, I have not felt great and I am prepared to be tested tomorrow.
My questions to everybody are. Does this seem like the begining stages of Lyme? Is the Western Blot the best test I can have? I have read about the ELISA, but it seems that the Western Blot is the most effective. Sorry this is so long, but if this is what it is, I just want to try to catch it as quick as possible. P.S. I never would have even thought to think of Lyme Disease as the problem until my neighbor suggested it. He is from WV and says he's seen it alot.
Thanks for your help,