Post # 1
Hi Bees. I’m feeling SO anxious and nervous after my doctors appointment today. To make a long story short, I’ve been having odd symptoms over the past 6 months. I’ve been told I have everything from carpal tunnel to tendonitis, to some chronic knee pain syndrome. I met with a different doctor today who wanted to test me for lyme disease. He said it could be causing all of my symptoms and it’s very common in our area.
My husband has been really pushing me to get tested for it, so I did the test. Now I have to wait a week for the results. I’m SO nervous & scared. I have had other family members who have had lyme and it was such a battle for them. I’m allergic to a bunch of antibiotics as well, so I’m not sure how well I’d even do with the treatment for it.
DH and I were thinking of starting TTC in the next few months, but I need to get all these medical issues under control. It took my aunt a very long time to get over lyme disease. We’re just prepping for an addition on our house and I feel like this should be a happy time for us. But I’ve been miserable and in pain everyday.
I don’t want to freak out the people close to me about it before I even get the test results. I guess I just needed to tell someone and I’d love to hear some encouraging words. I’m just so sick of being in pain all the time.
Post # 3
@pecanpie: Aw, it’ll be ok. Waiting is the hard part. At least once you have the info, you’ll be able to tackle it head on, whether it’s lyme disease or something else entirely.
I had horrible knee pain for a couple of years and the doctors didn’t know why. One day it completely vanished. It was so bad I couldn’t crouch down and I was taking painkillers every day.
The body is a mysterious thing but hopefully you’ll have nothing to worry about. Just try to distract yourself and focus on the good upcoming things in your life 🙂
Post # 4
@canarydiamond: +1 I hope you feel better soon!!!!
Post # 5
I know you are going to be super stressed out this next week, but try to take it easy.
Try to look on the bright side. You are in incredible pain. If you find out i t is Lyme Disease, it will be upsetting to battle it, but at least you will know what has been causing you the pain and you can treat it.
Good luck, OP. You will be in my thoughts.
Post # 6
Thanks guys 🙂 I’m feeling a bit better about it today. I’m very lucky to have a husband that is very supportive of me, so I know that he’ll be there for me no matter what. He’s been great the last few months.. he was even straightening my hair for me when I couldn’t hold the straightener!
Tonight we’re going to do some planning for the addition to our house & plan some projects for our yard. I love planning & having a project so I’m hoping having something to focus on will take my mind off things.
I took last night to feel sorry for myself & be sad. I just laid on the couch and thought about how sick of this I am. I think it helped to just get that out of my system.
Post # 7
I figured I’d update this.. I’ve had two doctors appointments. The doctor said my symptoms do not add up. He said I do NOT have tendonitis or any of the previous things doctors said I had. He really talked with me and ordered a lot of blood work.. although none of it has come back yet. That’s making me VERY nervous.
Anyone have any advice on what I should be looking into based on my symptoms? Some of the things I have are: joint pain & pain around joints in my elbows, wrists, fingers, shoulders, knees, hips, and ankles. My finger tips hurt. I feel very tired. On & off ear ringing & annoying sinus symptoms. I’ve had some dizzy spells & headaches. And I just don’t feel like ME. I’ve been feeling this way since last spring, and every doctor I saw explained my symptoms away.
I also had x-rays of my elbows and knees, and he did not see anything odd. Now I’m just waiting for the blood work to come back. I was tested for Lyme (I’ve had 3 family members have it), ANA, ESR, Rheumatoid Panel, Joint Pain Panel, C reactive protein, and a CBC. I might be forgetting some though.