Posted 11/25/2021 10:54 AM (GMT -7)
after getting ill in 2015 - and finding the PCP absolutely no help and even obstructive i obtained my medical records and found that in 2012 the records showed that my thyroid TSH was already high at around 6 - ( should be more like under 2 - and 4.5 is the limit of normal acc to the PCP) - but they did not flag it of do any more tests until after i got ill in 2015 - then blood tests showed i had thyroid antibodies
so something was triggering that years before i became ill - and yet in that time i had been mountain biking all day n the hills - playing squash for 2hrs - working 16hrs days travelling all around the world - so hardly what you would call ill.
then my partner and i were both bitten by around 12 horse flies each on a picnic in the summer of 2014 - we think that was the start of our decline - and she had radiculitis a few weeks later - then a serious kidney infection - then an ear infection - i was just more tired than usual but still functioning ok - thought i had just been overdoing it at work.
then February of 2015 we both came down with what felt like a flu like thing and were both sick with Lyme / Bart symptoms from that point on - swollen joints, livido reticularis, swelling, bloating, fatigue, light and sound sensitivity, headaches, in fact everything aches!
such an odd sequence of events - why both ill at the same time - even though months after the even - and why some signs showing up years before ......
i guess you could reason that it fits a kind of gradual breakdown of the immune system as more pathogens were picked up - and we know both bart and lyme need not be immediate onset but can be months or years later - but still odd and threw me for years - as two people getting ill at the same time does not fit so well with lyme normally.