A month ago I was diagnosed with IBS, Tinnitus and High Frequency Hearing loss. Now the past 2-3 weeks I have been having a lot of dizziness, sound sensitivity, tension headaches, stiff neck, and sometimes sore arms/lower back. The back of my head has has also been really sensitive. My doctor thinks I may have vertigo and maybe meneires but I haven't had the intense vertigo attacks common with meneires. Just lots of dizziness.
I also have a Lyme test referral from my doctor after asking for one but won't be able to get it done for a few days.
I was wondering what your thoughts were on my symptoms with the possibility of Lyme? I was sold on meneires disease but the tension headaches have been non stop and I'm reading those are a sign of Lyme and not Meneires.
I should note I have no signs of a rash or bite and have not been in wooded areas recently. I also haven't had a high temperature even though I have had random feelings of fever.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Hi duder - welcome to our community. Your symptoms could be Lyme disease - but the test may not show a positive...even if you do have it. Many false negatives with Lyme tests.
Also the testing facility that you are testing with may not be one of the better ones for Lyme.
Go ahead and test if it's covered by your insurance and see what it shows. You can share the results here and we can help interpret them.
If you get a negative test result - then I encourage you to do another test with Igenex Lab. They specialize in tickborne diseases.
You just call them and ask for a test kit and they send it.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi