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Old 05-16-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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About a year ago, I started to experience intense calf pain, which graduated to hip pain, pain that felt as if it were deep within my buttocks, and extremely low blood pressure that had been keeping me very run down feeling.


At a recent appointment with my regular family physican, I mentioned all of the muscle and joint pain that I had been having for the last 9 months, along with my low bp and body temp which was very unusual for me as I had been treated for high bp since I had my daughter 4 years ago (it was running in the 160s over 100s).


I also mentioned that I had been having eye problems, seeing flashes of light, discharge, itching. She gave me allergy eye drops and did a ton of blood work and referred me to a neurologist in the meantime. She did briefly mention Lyme Disease while we were discussing my issues and asked me if I had been bit by a tick. I replied yes, but I did not get the bullseye rash, only a warm, itchy red bump that stayed for about a week.


While awaiting my neurologist appt, I looked up Lyme Disease and was astonished at all of the same symptoms that I suffer that coincide with the disease. Other than the ones mentioned above, I also have the shortness of breath, chest pain, major fatigue, trouble sleeping, stomach upset, recurring rash on my shin, pins and needle feeling in my feet/hands, and jello feeling muscles after overuse (although, I don't consider hand mixing a cake batter overuse, but it is what it is).


As I cannot find an LLMD in the area and do not have the resources to travel, I have decided to keep the appt with the neuro and pray that he is able to diagnose if it is Lyme, but concerning question is are neurologists able to and do they diagnose Lyme?


Any imput would be appreciated. I am just sick of the merry go round of trips to docs and feel worse and worse every day.

 
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