I just ran across this. I was sure I had Lyme, and maybe I still do, but after reading this thread and a recent brain MRI, I feel this is what is going on.
OK, so since I was a young teenager, I have gotten migraines with aura. They were never a normal occurrence though. I would have a couple per year as a teen, then go years, then have one one maybe another later that year. I went a good 10 years without having one, then when I was 31, I was going through an exceptionally stressful period, and I got one. Always the aura first with nausea, fatigue, and a headache about 20 minutes after. So, I ended up having 2 or 3 that year. Then none for like 7 years, then 2 within a few month period. I remember I got one while driving and pulled over. I remember not being able to comprehend simple words during the aura period. I remember think I might be having a small seizure or stroke.
A couple years go by and I have another couple. I figured out at that point how to avoid the headache and nausea eating a full meal, drink plenty of water, and taking 2 excedrine migraine capsules at the onset of the aura.
So, I went camping in VA last year last Spring. Found a tick on me, a couple actually, but one on my ankle ended producing the classic bulls eye rash. I ended up getting abx for it and thought I was done with it. Since the bite I have been migraine central. I had 2 in one week one time. Another time I had the aura, it went away, then another aura an hour later. Really strange. Anyway, I have recently started having issues walking. Ataxia like symptoms with my left leg being the worst. I had another migraine 3 weeks ago and since then noticed some tingling in my left arm and difficulty using that hand a little. Luckily I have seen a neurologist 2 weeks ago. At that pointy in time I mentioned the migraines, but told him that I had the feeling that the walking issues I am experiencing is due to Lyme.
They ordered and EEG and brain MRI. The day after my brain MRI, yesterday, I received a call from the neurologist office and they told me i need to go get another MRI with contrast because they found some abnormalities on the MRI and they wanted one with contrast to compare it with. That is all they said and they were about to hang up with me. I was like, Whoa, you can't just leave me with that. I needed some more info. So, they put my doctor on and he explained that it was nothing life threatening, but my MRI had showed some lesions that looked as if I had been having mini strokes. But, he couldn't be sure. He suspects that they might be from the Lyme. And maybe Lyme is involved with the uptick in frequency of the "migraines", but I am almost convince, now, that I have been having mini strokes.
Luckily, I can control them, thus far, by staying hydrated. I have a horrible habit of just not drinking water. So, until I get this next MRI and see my neuro in 2 weeks, I am drinking a gallon of water a day and taking supplements that support healthy blood circulation.
I hope we find out whats wrong and can reverse the walking issue.