Re: newly diagnosed with polmyositis w/insitial lung disease
Unfortunately, nymphal stage ticks are almost microscopic and extremely hard to detect. So no strange rashes on your body, that might have occurred in the Spring or Summer?
Did your Dr consider the possibility that it might be from infection? I would suggest that you request a C-6 Lyme Test, but also that you request a month of Doxycycline to see what happens. If you feel a lot worse after a few days, and better after a few weeks, then it might be Lyme. I've read that DM can also be triggered by things such as cancer, so all causes must be considered. I just know that in my case Lyme Disease would never have been considered.
I hope you start feeling better.