Hi, my name is Bagofcatsemily80. I'm here because I am reaching my 3 year mark from the day I was hospitalized for acute blindness (optic neuritis). At the time the neurology staff, mainly newly posted med students were very focused on an MS diagnosis and ruling out another more debilitating form I think it was NM. In the end my vision was restored after 3 days on IV solumedrol. I was given no diagnosis and followed up with both neuro-opthamologist and neurologist.
the thing is, my blindness episode began to take root on the last week of a 3 week stay in a beach cottage that was infested with ticks. It was in Orient, NY which just so happens to be a short boat ride Lyme, CT. At the hospital my Lyme tests were negative. I still to this day believe it was a tick bite.
I do not believe this was my first encounter with tick bites either. As a young girl, I spent 12 endless summers running through the woods of an area of Pennsylvania known for its dense deer and tick population.
I get migraines nearly every afternoon on both sides of the bridge of my nose, I have to lock myself in a cold dark room because it’s not the just the light but unbearable sound of my lovely family’s voices that can make me mean. I use a Neil sinus rinse bottle because it feels like there are rocks in my sinuses, after I use the Flonase. I have sinusitis but I keep erupting into hot burning hives from antibiotics that previously were fine to take. On these migraine days my anxiety sky rockets, my knees burn up and ache and stomach gurgles and cramps. A little while later, I have an intense need to vomit or otherwise. After this last event, I usually feel light, almost giddy as I drift off in a very sweaty deep sleep.
am I just being bullheaded about my Lyme’s speculation?