I was bitten by several nymph ticks and had quite a rash in 2009. I was asymptomatic until I was rear-ended by a drunk driver while stopped at a red light in 2012. Even after surgeries and physical therapy, I didn't "get better". Prior to the accident I had always been healthy and active, so many of the issues that I started having seemed to fit in with the injuries to my neck, knees, etc. I had no energy, sleep issues, crazy migraines, vision changes, severe panic attacks, and painful stiff joints. I finally accepted that this was my new normal and started trying to just deal with it. Within a year, more off the wall symptoms developed. After several episodes of nearly fainting, I was diagnosed with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. Most recently, the peroneal nerve in one of my legs just simply stopped working and I began tripping over my own foot. My doctors were at a complete loss. I was referred to an amazing neurologist who looked back through my medical records, saw things a little differently, and tested me for Lyme. This is where I need a lot of help! My first blood test showed one positive, enough for him to refer me to an infectiouse disease doctor. Second test, western blot by a different lab, show positive for bands 18, 41, 66 and 93. I started IV Rocephen via picc line 18 days ago, will continue for a total of 28 days, then 2 months of oral. Can anyone tell me if this seems like a confirmed positive for Lyme, and if so, is that treatment protocol enough to kick it in the butt? From what I am reading, Lyme carditis is no joke, and I have too little knowledge to know what treatment to advocate for. Thank you!
Post Edited (Just Bee) : 2/11/2017 8:40:58 PM (GMT-7)