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I'm a 22-year-old girl who just got back from a 5-month trip in Southeast Asia.
About a month ago, I suddenly began experiencing extreme anxiety and a kind of "brain fog" that has turned my whole life upside down. I've never previously been a nervous, shy or worried person, so I find this change both weird and scary.
When I came back from Asia, I had little red bumps on my fingers that were extremely itchy. I tiny area on my arm also blistered up, lasting for about two weeks. I was told at first that it was herpes, but that has later been disconfirmed. Now I get what look like small bites appearing all over my body, often no more than one bite in one spot, that itch for a couple of days before disappearing. They seem to reappear in the same places.
I now experience a lot of anxiety every single day. I can't seem to concentrate, and the littlest of things can make me have small "panic attacks". Being on the underground with a lot of people or trying to concentrate at somebody talking to me can suddenly cause my heart to race, my hands to sweat and nausea. I am starting university this autumn and am terribly worried that these sudden changes aren't going to go away, and restrict me during my studies.
I have been reading a lot on the internet and suspect it maybe to be Lyme disease or a parasite picked up in Asia. I would be extremely grateful if anyone could give me any advice or have any ideas of what it could be. Here are a list of my symptoms to make it a bit easier:
- Anxiety (this is the most problematic symptom!!)
- Panic attacks
- Periods of depression
- Mood swings, irritability
- Feeling tired all the time
- Stomach issues
- Irregular periods (never had this before)
- Pain in right pelvic area, especially when urinating - this isn't always present, so maybe irrelevant
- Difficulty concentrating
- Constant brain "fog", feeling mentally distant
- Reoccurring itchy bites (arm, breasts, hands, stomach)
Oh, and I've already checked whether I'm pregnant. I'm not.
Please, please help if you have any information you think may be useful to me. Thank you
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