My anxiety used to be worse before diagnosis and treatment, but it's difficult for me to sort out whether the primary cause was the infections or the fact that I was constantly sick and getting sicker and couldn't get a diagnosis that covered everything. Certainly when I feel like I can't breathe or I feel like my heart is affected or I think about my risk factors for stroke or I'm having pins and needles all over, it's unsettling. It used to make me anxious, but now I've settled into a kind of resigned depression. On good days I can't figure out why I get like that, but on bad days - and there are a lot - I can't seem to get above it. I lose a lot of days that way. If I force myself to go out and do something, I spend the whole time wanting to get back home. In addition to Lyme, I have bartonella and babesia. I've heard bartonella, in particular, can influence mental health. Right now I'm still under treatment for the babesia. I hope once we get to the bartonella that these mental symptoms will dissipate.
It's a long road to recovery and for me one of the most challenging things is to remain patient and not to give up thinking I will someday have my life back. I hope you do not have coinfections, but if you do, at least know they may be the cause of your anxiety and with treatment you should be feeling better.
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.