First, I am extremely sorry for the long post.
Around the last days of october I was in the car with my boyfriend, I started getting some chest pain and I lost it. I was going to die. My whole world came crashing down. i started trembling, had tachycardia He drove me to the emergency room, everything came back fine except the EKG. That day changed my life forever. After that trip to the ER in a span of 1 month I've been at least 5 times, certain I was going to die. about 2 weeks after that episode I got a cold and the worst headache and neck pain (ended up in the ER again, it was just a stong throath infection) ended up losing my voice for a day. I visitited a cardiologist because I was sure something was wrong with my heart, they did an echo an a 24hr holter, I do have MVP but it is very mild, and the tachycardia are benign. I then visited a genecistist because I was convinced I had Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndome. about a week after that I landed in the ER because I woke up and everything was blurry, I couldn't focus, it went away while in the ER and they could find nothing wrong.
I am a 21 years old female from Puerto Rico. In 2013 I find a tick latched onto my spine, I removed it and never tought about it again. In 2016 I found several ticks in my bed and myself in a period of weeks, removed them, fumigated and went on with my life. Then, approximately last month or late november/ early december I found another one.
Around Christmas I started getting twitching in my eye, feeling tremors, fasciculations (convinced myself I had ALS), had a muscle cramp which left my calf hurting for some days, tingling in feet, blurred vision almost double vision, extreme itch, and a persisting weird feeling in the sole of my left foot, also I had one day with a headache...
I am an the end of my rope, extremely desperate. From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep I have this sense of impending doom, I feel like at any time I am going to faint, I am having horrible constant episodes of derealization and dissaciosation Since that episode in October I feel like I'm going mad.
As of yesterday I discovered what I presume to be a rash on my back, for some reason I've been more aware of my body reactions, and notice I tend to get random hives, under my breast, in my chest, even on my face, they show up, maybe itch and dissapear the same or next day.
Yesterday I had an appointment with a neurologist, I mentioned my fear of Lyme because I am losing my mind and grasping for an answer, he told me that there was no Lyme in Puerto Rico and did not order the test.
My question is could it be Bartonella then? Or a severe case of health anxiety? (The doctor believed Bartonella this was improbable due to the fact that the rash looked more like a wound)
Please, I want to get my life back. I am not in physical pain but I feel like someone hacked my brain and I just can't deal anymore.
(I have pictures of the rash and hives but do not know how to upload them)
I'm so sorry for the long post, and I am extremly thankfull for this forum.