Hi amart. Welcome aboard. I went through the same kind of stuff and it took me months to find a Lyme Literate MD who would treat me. I started out at a walk in tx center, went to a regular MD who ignored me and later asked me not to come back. I got a couple of script
s to hold me over. But I had visual issues, stiff neck, dizziness, shooting pains, ringing in ears, blurry vision, left arm weakness and numbness, memory and cognitive problems etc. I immediately responded to antibiotics.
Saw a LLMD yesterday and asked him about
the reliability of the tests. He said they are accurate about
50% of the time.
My guess is you are dealing with Lyme but you need to see a LLMD to confirm it and get the treatment you need. Other dr will tell you that you are cured after a couple of weeks. And in my case I relapsed as soon as I got off the medication.
You can use a walk in tx or regular dr to give you a short course of medicine. But you need to find a long term doctor who will follow you. In my case I was prescribed 200 mg of antibiotics and it did absolutely nothing other than quell some of the symptoms.
It takes a LONG time to recover from the illness. I hope you are able to continue your education but DO NOT be afraid to take a medical leave to deal with this issue. It can be very hard to carry on your normal routine bc the disease creates severe disability. Perhaps once you get the correct medication you can resume.
Im sorry you are going through this and we have all been there. The beginning is the worst but you will stabilize. And remember do not let the medical community ignore you. Lyme causes extreme dysfunction of your central nervous system which adds to the confusion in resolving all this.
Good luck to you in restoring your health and keep in touch.
Post Edited (BarnGurl) : 10/11/2013 5:57:39 PM (GMT-6)