Hi Blessedwithboys, welcome to our community.
No apologies necessary. We all were a newcomer at one time with questions and concerns.
In your list of symptoms - I have/had: joint pain, muscle pain, muscle weakness, shooting pains, tail bone pain, twitches, nerve pain, anxiety, depression, sensitivity to cold, rib pain.
I think this may be the first time I've read someone else having tail bone pain.
Do you have the tail bone pain all the time? Mine was kind of weird. I'd be sitting...and only feel it slightly...but then when I stood up...it was excruciating....and then as I walked...it would go away.
My tailbone pain went away with lyme/bartonella treatment.
Yes, you have health anxiety...because all of a sudden you have this onslaught of symptoms...I was the same...they came on very rapidly ....every week...a new one.
The good news - is you've found your way here...and we're going to help you. This forum has the best group of people - lots of knowledge and support.
I suggest you find a LLMD and schedule an appointment for an evaluation.
You might want to consider getting an Igenex Western Blot Igm and IgG done...and you can take those results to the LLMD appt.
Do you think your primary doc would sign a lab req to get tested?
You can call Igenex and order the test kit. Once the Dr. signs it, and you get the blood draw...you send it back to Igenex via Fedex. and approximately 3 weeks later you get the results./www.igenex.com
We can help you find a LLMD. Start a new thread titled: "Looking for LLMD in/near_____" and fill in the blank. (LLMD stands for Lyme Literate Dr.)
Then enable your email option (through 'my profile') so members can send you recommendations privately. we don't post the names of our LLMD"s on her for privacy reasons.
In addition to recommendations from members, you can also email me...and I will check my list and send you names if I have some in your