Confused and panicking... I just had a very rough few days (happened to align with my period) and today is much better now that my period has just ended.
I've obviously gone through many cycles since I've been dealing with my symptoms for 8 months and I'm not sure that this always happens on my period, but perhaps sometimes my symptoms are escalated while I'm menstruating.
a day before my period the red inflammation and burning on my buttocks and thighs has been out of control. I've hardly been able to sit and work. My pubic area has been so tender and irritated. I tried to wear skinny jeans to a doctor's appointment yesterday and it felt awful. Then yesterday evening an overwhelming itching all over my body came over me.
Today I woke up and the symptoms have subsided substantially. What on earth is going on? Was that a herx? I'm not even being treated yet though. If you're familiar with my story then you know my fear that this is really herpes (wouldn't that make sense as the symptoms escalated with the hormone fluctuations brought on by my period? I've read a lot of people's herpes symptoms get worse on their period). But I've done so many blood tests and swabs and it's always negative. I just can't shake the fear but I don't know what else to blame it on.
My dermatologist has me using Reactin as of a few days ago which has done nothing (not surprised, I've used all kinds of antihistamines before). What's interesting is my intense nose itching didn't go away on the Reactin-- proving it's not a symptom of allergies. Perhaps parasites as a co-infection of lyme?
I'm desperate and scared. The anxiety from not knowing what's happening and my fear that this is herpes and not lyme had me bring out my puke bucket this morning as I was so nauseated from the stress.
Can anyone relate? Could this be lyme or a coinfection that's messing with me?
IGX indeterminate, CDC negative
Epitopte test for band 31 came back positive from Igenex.
IGX negative, CDC negative
Have not been able to see a LLMD yet, waiting until I move back to the USA. Currently in Ontario, Canada.
Post Edited (ExhaustedGirl1) : 8/15/2018 8:27:16 AM (GMT-6)