So it turns out I have lyme disease….
I don’t remember getting bit by a tick, but evidently that’s not uncommon. I also didn’t know there were ticks in California, but evidently there are ticks with lyme in Griffith Park.
At least this will explain why my body feels like a 75 year old’s, all the aching joints, stiff muscles and restless legs. I’ll find out about the treatment tomorrow. I was told that lyme disease could have affected my ability to stay pregnant. I also learned today that if I hadn’t been diagnosed and treated either before or during pregnancy, it’s likely that the baby would have been born with lyme and it could have wreaked havoc. Just read this