Good discussions - agree, a great post by Babs —
I think it's good to have the baseline tests that you had done for the typical heart issues that could come up. The tricky thing is you'll need a Lyme specialist to know what to look for. I regret my experience w/ an unprepared and uninformed cardiologist—who also turned out to be a COLOSSAL jerk. I later determined all on my own that my sx were due to the IV port catheter that is sitting too low into the heart, which he laughed at. And when he sent me the bill for what the insurance company wouldn't pay, I explained to him how much of a jerk he was and how I'm not paying for services he wasn't able to render… and was heavy on the jerk part. Sorry, I digress...
ANYWAY, ask both LLMDs if they can recommend a good cardiologist. I agree that many Lyme patients feel heart sx at one point or another (so many contributing factors) but it's also good to rule things out as early as you can.
There is a Lyme specialist in CT - Dr. Steven Phillips, who was able to diagnose his father w/ Lyme carditis. There is good info online about
him - see the blog entry below. I don't remember it in detail but there may be info in it that can help you recognize unusual sx or suggest what to look for.jennaslymeblog.com/tag/lyme-carditis/
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