Hi Everyone - wow, it’s been a month since I posted on here. 💁🏼♀️ A lot happened since then. Last I wrote, I tested positive for #EpsteinbarrVirus and #Lupus from a positive #Ana . Well, from that appointment, it was suggested I see a #Rheumatologist. Great. 👍
I scheduled an appointment with the doctor they recommended. Unfortunately, the appointment was 6 weeks away. I thought, well, what the heck is another 6 weeks, right? I did manage to get myself on a cancellation list.
After 2 weeks, I started to get weird symptoms, such as intermitten #Jointpain . Pain so bad that I went to the urgent care for treatment. They actually turned me away because it didn’t seem broken, and to follow-up with my Rheumatologist. Yeah, but it’s still 4-weeks away!
So I called around and found a Rheumatologist that could see me the following Friday. Perfect! That next day, the 1st Rheumatologist office called and said they had a cancellation and could I get there in an hour? Um, yes. I decided to keep both appointments, because a second opinion is always good, right?
The first Rheumatologist looked at my labs. She didn’t think I had #Lupus but maybe #Fibromyalgia. I don’t know - I thought. I wasn’t in that much pain. I also asked her why my face sometimes burned? She said “stage fright.” Ha! She didn’t know public speaking is part of my career. She schedule me to have my labs done again to see if any other markers came up, besides only the #dsDNA .
That Friday I went to see Rheumatologist #2. it was interesting as she asked more questions about my vitamins, if my neck was stiff, she even tested my for #POTS . She focused on another direction than the 1st Rheumatologist. She suspected I had a bacteria, or #LymeDisease. I didn’t know what to think, because I already tested negative for Lyme. But she was going to do a more detailed exam.
Fast forward to the following week. My birthday. I got both results from both doctors. I tested positive again for #ActiveEpsteinBarrVirus , I had more positive #ANAs , and this time - yup, positive for Lyme.
The 2nd Rheumatologist started treatment for Lyme with 3 weeks of #Doxycycline . I so immediately cancelled my appointment with the 1st Rheumatologist. During all this, I had a Pap Smear with my OB/GYN. This came back abnormal and I tested positive for #HPV. Jees.... at this point, I felt like a Petri dish. I am having a #colposcopy done next month. Basically they want to examine my lady parts closer to see if anything looks suspicious.
So, that’s all the excitement from the last 6 weeks. 2020 is 2 weeks away and just want to be an overall healthier person. ❤️