I would really appreciate comments on this from the people who have personal experience and are willing to share it.
For nine weeks I have had...constant neck ache, swollen or lumpy throat, lumpy neck around glands, superficial aches and pains on my upper chest [little sore feelings that moved about but no bruise visible]. For about two weeks I had memory problems, was clumsy and unco-ordinated [but was not so bad that I was off work but other people noticed and I just said I had a few worries]. I also had pressure in one ear [doctor looked in my ear] and had tinnitus. I had sore eyes and at times a twitchy eye.
I was tired all the time and panicky and anxious and wondered about whether I was depressed but could find no reason for me to be. I had a few days of diarrohea.
I did not really feel very feverish and never had a rash. For the last few weeks I have had funny 'butterflies' in my heart for a few minutes a few times each day which have worried me but I try to keep calm through them.
All these symptoms have improved in the last week. Mentally I feel 95% now. Energy is 95%. The 'palpitations' seem to be less.
I visited the doctor who was not interested. I wondered about shingles and also worried about other horrible diseases. All the time I am trying to be positive and keep going, but also feeling very worried and having no-one to talk to about it.
Suddenly yesterday I remembered I had trodden on a nasty thorn nine weeks ago and started wondering about that and then was led through the internet to Lyme disease websites. Nine weeks ago I was out in the Welsh countryside in known Lyme areas [but did not realise this at the time]. I would really like to know whether this needs to be treated?
Should I take Doxycylin as a precaution just in case?
Many thanks, in advance, for your time and consideration.