I hope you’re all doing well.
I’m DeAnna, I was diagnosed with Lyme in December 2016. As of now, I just received results from my MRI that suggest I have multiple white matter lesions on my brain. Which can mean a lot of things, it is connected to Lyme disease and also diseases like MS. My primary care doctor says this happens to a lot of people who have Lyme, which after doing some research I see is true. I’ve found a lot of people get diagnosed with MS when they have Lyme and vise versa.
As for my symptoms, they’re so much worse within the past few months. I’m used to joint pain and fatigue but now they’ve been: numbness, tingling, losing vision, random shooting pains feeling like pinched nerves. The other day I couldn’t even walk. Yesterday, I was on my campus and I couldn’t walk up the stairs. I have a neurologist appointment next week who is going to do a bunch of things like a spinal tap (woohoo) and who knows what else.
I feel like this is never ending. It hasn’t even been a year yet since diagnosis and this has been the worst I’ve ever felt. I just want it to be over with but unfortunately it just gets worse.
I’m hoping this neurologist can’t grant me some relief of pain and working treatment…will keep you updated.
Thanks for reading.