I am 53 years old and live in MA. I had a tick embedded in my body after returning from a camping trip 16-17 years ago. I didn’t have bulls eye rash or any other early symptoms of Lyme so I just pulled the tick out without any test done. This was the only time that I am aware of a tick bite. I hadn’t had any typical Lyme symptom until last Oct. except leg/feet cramp a few times per year in last few years.
I started having minor pelvic pain in Oct., 2017. It lasted 2-3 months then stopped without any treatment. The pelvic pain returned on the right side in June and became sharp, stabbing pain. I also started having leg, feet, ankle, knee joint, lower back pain in July. The pelvic pain is persistent and leg, feet pain is intermittent. Then my right shoulder blade, arm muscle pain started in Oct. I went to many doctors including gynecologist, orthopedic surgeon, neurologist. They ordered pelvic, abdominal, lumbar MRIs, ultrasounds, and lots of blood and urine tests. None of the results can explain why I have so much pain, especially on my right side. Other than pain, I feel relatively ok.
Do my symptoms match Lyme’s? Could Lyme cause pelvic pain? My PCP suggested Lyme test. Should I insist on both Elisa and Western Blot tests? What kind of specialist do you recommend?