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moosejive
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Hello all, I'm looking for a good LLMD (preferably a neurologist) somewhere in or around the Portland metropolitan area, though at this point I'd be willing to go pretty much anywhere in the pacific northwest to feel better.

If someone would respond with some advice or information, I'd be eternally grateful.

Thanks

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mbroderick
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Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? What symptoms are you experiencing? What testing have you had done etc. etc.
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Oh, but of course. I just was wary of giving people an eyeful in my first post.

I'm a 19 year-old should-be college student living in my parents' house because of what I suspect is Lyme Disease.

The symptoms began almost two years ago, after a hike I took through a wooded area with some friends.

A few days after returning from the trek, I was stricken by what at the time seemed like a spontaneous, severe, quickly resolving cold (involving chills, malaise, dry coughs, and the like).

I didn't think much of this, however, and a couple untreated weeks later began having mild concentration difficulties and weekly heart palpitations.

Again, I managed to explain these new developments away, believing that they were merely a result of anxiety.

Then, after a few months of relative calm, I began experiencing extreme mental confusion, visual disturbances, and a dull ache in the back of my head.

I visited several doctors, who ran just about every blood test they had at their disposal, all of which came back negative. I got an MRI and an EEG, both of which "looked great."

I was told that the confusion and headaches were a result of the depression I'd long suffered from getting worse. The visuals, they said, were from my past experimentation with psilocybin.

Now, after a year and a half of trying various psychotropic medications (to no avail), I suffer from from the same confusion, headaches, and visuals, as well as muscle aches, transient joint pains, peripheral neuropathy, muscle twitches and jerks, short and long term memory problems, tinnitus, and extreme fatigue that generally comes on in the late afternoon.

I was recently administered a Lyme titer test, which came back negative. I've been assured by a neurologist that I don't have MS.

I hope that answers any questions you might have. (:

[ 04. February 2008, 02:20 AM: Message edited by: moosejive ]

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welcome! sending you a private message with info you want.


also sending you my lengthy newbie's links galore of info!!


pms can be found left side under HELLO by flashing light and in my profile. good luck!

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