Just wanted to add to my post: I'm 25, female, don't drink or smoke (at all), and I have a good diet. I get enough sleep (9 - 12 hours). I don't work anymore, but I was a self-employed graphic designer, so I was just working from home anyway. I get no financial help but am supported by my husband.
I've read a couple of other people's posts and a few times, various blood tests were mentioned. I'd also be interested to know what blood checks I could and should demand from the doctor in terms of blood viruses. I am definitely considering Lyme as I have spent summers in a high risk area and got 40+ tick bites (but never any rash). Thank you