I am currently about
to start the IDES process for all my Lyme issues and am curious if anyone on here has gone through this.
Quick back story...I was in a school in Oklahoma and developed Uveitis in both eyes. The Uveitis was from Lyme, which I have no idea how long I had it for since I was at the time stationed in New Jersey and before that North Carolina. After many different blood test and about
3 months they determined the root of the Uveitis was from Lyme. I was put on 21 days of doxycycline and my symptoms started to go away until I stopped the treatment. I ended up getting an IV for 10 days, which completely cleared my eyes. Now fast forward about
1 1/2 years and during that time I have had joint pains, fatigue, muscle spasms, night sweats and difficulty sleeping.
Like most of us in the military I would only bring any of it up when I did my health assessment because I was just trying to "power through it". For the past 3-4 months these issues have become more prominent resulting in a few times of barely being able to walk.
Doing some research I feel as if I have Chronic Lyme Disease and after talking to the M.D at Infectious Disease, he told me it could be that from the beginning because they have no idea how long I have had it.
Now my main question is that under the Medical Codes it states 100% disability if it is considered "active". Since it is chronic, would that mean it is active and how can you technically prove it is chronic? Also has anyone had any success at treating any of this or pretty much "suck it up".
Any input or help on the situation would be greatly appreciated.
Post Edited (ducati320) : 4/15/2018 12:58:06 AM (GMT-6)