Hey everybody, I've been really sick for 6 years and this january found a lyme literate doc who finally gave me an acutal diagnosis (lyme disease and bartonella h and q). my story is a not a new one. When i first fell ill i had tons of tests done and saw a bunch of different specialist who could find nothing wrong and to the psychiatrist i went! even though i drank the "its all in your head" koolaid and believed (really really believed) i was crazy, i thought that something else was wrong too. Eventually got fed up with the bs and found my new doc. i consider my diagnosis a freakin miracle. So now, one of the biggest challenges I'm having is getting out of the "i'm just crazy" mentality. i find myself questioning my pain and if it's real (even though i now know how real it is) and if its the lyme or if im really just nuts. i feel like ive been brainwashed into believing its all in my head. can anyone relate?
Welcome to our community, singbabysing!
i'm sorry it took 6 years for you to get help...but glad you finally did...and happy you found us here.
My symptoms came on fast and furious...literally...I was getting new symptoms weekly.
At one point, I was reading about
Somatoform disorder...and thought I was doomed. But, it wasn't from the Dr.'s telling me I was crazy - it was me thinking I must be...because I couldn't find a disease that matched everything I had going on.
I'm quite sure I have PTSD from those early days...
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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