I am a 29 year old female who prior to March 2006 was completely healthy. I first had a suspect tick bite. I developed a rash at the site. There was no pain or itching. It was only a hard plaque. Within 2 days I went to the dermatologist. It was biopsied and came back unknown. He tested me for Lymes disease and it was negative. Since then I have read that Lymes wouldn't show up in the blood stream that quick. I have not been tested for it since then. Now every day I have something new. I first lost 25 pounds in 2 months, but have gained it all back. I began seeing floaters, having blurred vision, and eventually double vision. I was diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension after passing out multiple times and finally had a positive tilt test. I was put on Florinef with no results except higher blood pressure. I am constantly dizzy and sometimes things are moving, but they really aren't. I can barely drive. I am losing feeling in my hands and feet. My short-term memory is horrific. My head feels unlike anything I've ever known. It's like I have a permanent hangover. I have seen 3 internists, a dermatologist, a rheumatologist, and a neurologist. This week I finally have an appt. at Duke Hospital in NC. However, I expect the same results as before. Most doctors have tried to refer me to a psychiatrist because they think I'm depressed. Well, I'd say. I would like them to walk in my shoes for only one hour and see how good they feel about life because what I am doing right now does not constitute living. I have 2 small children that I can barely care for. I'm too exhausted. I'm in school also. I used to be a 4.0 student. Now I can barely maintain a C average. Please help.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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