Posted 5/20/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -7)
Hi there I am new to this forum, I will try to keep it short but i just wanted to know if anyone experienced anything similiar.
I was bit by a tick last spring, bullseye rash and everything, experienced dry irritated throat all summer 24/7 it was so annoying and still comes and goes...just assumed it was the air? to this day i get infrequent headpain, extreme fatigue but it seems to come and go, also shortness of breath but again i have experienced this in the past even b4 last spring, as well as infrequent dizziness and blurry vision, which AGAIN i do wear contacts and i cant tell if just need new contacts or what lol becuase without them my vision is always blurry.
so anyways, those are basically my symptoms but the major symptom is arthritis. I am only 26 years old and about 8 months ago started having joint pain, its now at the point i cant get out of bed in the morning. its in my fingers, wrists, shoulders, knees, ankles and feet/toes. its excruciating, i have two children under 3 which makes it extremely frustrating. The dr recently put me on celebrex wich i dont want to be on for long but at this point i dont have any other options its the only thing that lets me function. the dr gave me a lyme disease blood test it came back negative and when i asked if a false negative was possible he said it was very accurate (um ok). another thing he said was that according to my results it looks like ive never been exposed to lymes...what does that mean? does it mean that no bands were present and if thats the case would that mean i dont have it for sure if not one band showed up? in the meantime im going to request the lab results but, id like to know if anyone has experienced similar symptoms as far as the arthritis goes and what the dr said about my test (the only thing the test showed was a high cprotien marker? something like that and also negative for rhuematoid arthritis and lupus etc)
thanks for any input im at a total loss of what to do next as far as drs go, they just dont seem to care