I'm 22 years old and have many health issues. Extreme fatigue, digestion completely screwed up, orthastatic intolerance, hypoglycemia hormones screwed up (never get periods), sleep problems, low cortisol levels at every level of adrenal saliva test and tested to be slightly hypothyroid and have a ton more problems leaving me to the point I can barely function and spend all my time in bed.
My health has been declining dramatically the past 6 or so years of my life. I have tested positive for an acute infection of lyme disease on two occasions, but also negative on two occasions. The doctor I go to now decided to treat me for lyme with megadoses of Antibiotics . This is my second week on it, my stomach problems which were already severe are now even worse my bowels are just complete undigested mush (sorry for tmi) and I've vomited several times. I also have pain under my right rib cage, where my liver is. I take probiotics too but they don't seem to help...
Anyways I'm not sure if I have lyme disease or am actually mercury toxic. Maybe both? I have had problems since i was born honestly, extreme socialization problems never spoke to anyone cuz i had such bad social anxiety and ocd all throughout middle school and obsessions. My mom had 20+ mercury filings put in before she got pregnant with me and I believe I might be mercury toxic.
However I don't know how to find out. My doctor now is insistent on Antibiotics and he won't test for heavy metals. How do I find a doctor who will and does chelation therapy? I have heard IV chelation works good and I think it may be a better treatment for me than antiobitics which I'm scared will completely destroy my gut.
I live in Maryland, but I'm very very close to Washington DC. Does anyone know of any doctors who test for heavy metals and do chelation in that area? I can also get to montgomery county easily by metro. Possibly can also get to other parts of maryland and virginia, although it's hard for me to drive far. I have tried searching google many times for Chelation doctors but can't seem to find any in the area. And also don't want to waste money on someone who isn't good. If anyone has any reccomendations that would be great! Also if there are any doctors that do both lyme and heavy metals that would be great too. And preferable if they weren't too expensive.