So, I am one of those hypochondriacs who has seemingly been tested for everything under the sun: MS, Lupus, vitimin deficiencies, MRIs, blood tests, ultrasounds etc...
I recently just switched neurologists b/c my last one was smart, but kind of mean. Whatever. So I found this new lady who I LOVE. She's totally awesome. She was like, "I also think your symptoms are anxiety related, but lets run EVEN MORE blood tests just in case." So, whatever she ran was negative EXCEPT part of the Lymes pannel. This is what I don't understand: She said overall Lymes came back negative except for one high value, which she says is "so insanely specific it will pick up any little nothing" (her words). So, they drew some more blood just to make sure I absolutely do not currently have Lymes disease.
SO, here's my question and also the funny story as promised:
Q: Has anyone else experienced confusing Lymes results (and hopefully not had actual Lymes disease)?
This weekend I became pretty convinced (at least for the moment) that most of my symptoms are anxiety related. Why you ask? Here's why: On saturday night I had a HORRIBLE panic attack. I have been having these headaches for over a week now that have been absolutly excruciating. Like the worst--they are what prompted me to find a new neuro and get a brain MRI. So, my loving boyfriend was like "maybe you are hungry...do you want a special sushi treat to cheer you up?" and I was like, "YES!" Sushi is my favorite food. So, he goes out and gets the sushi and comes back and gives it to me. He also got me some miso soup. I tasted the soup and it tasted awefull. Like the worst thing I had ever tasted. Like poison or something. I asked him to try it and he said it tasted fine and was like "I got it for you, just please eat it." So, i finished it. A little while after dinner I started to feel amazing. The headache--gone. Gone. My bed--the softest nicest thing ever. Turns out he had gotten some valium from a friend and dosed me with it. I DO NOT ADVOCATE DOSING PEOPLE WITH DRUGS, OR TAKING DRUGS THAT DO NOT BELONG TO YOU. However, I must say, it really really worked. It worked so well. Doctors have been trying to give me that stuff forever, but because I hate medication I am hesitant to take it. I still am not going to take it regularly, despite how good it made me feel.
AGAIN, DO NOT DOSE PEOPLE.
But, the fact that a psychiatric drug made me feel a lot better really turned me on to the idea that my symptoms were anxiety related. But now this weird blood test??
I don't know. I am confused.