I haven't been on here much lately, but now I am just not getting out and about like I would like to. On 3/2, I was taken to the ER w/Bell's Palsy on the right side of my face and numbing on the left side of my face. I was sent home w/steroid and anti-viral. On 3/4, I was admitted to a different hospital as the left side numbing spread across my face to my nose and roof of my mouth. The process of uncovering the true cause of this has been an eye opener. Lots of bloodwork, CT scans, ultrasound, MRI/MRA's. No answers yet. Lots of guesses. Right now, neuro is trying to rule out Lyme's and said that even tho it was negative on 3/4 that it might take time for it to show up on a blood test. I've had an EMG (one doc thought I had carpal tunnel due to severe pain in my left arm that developed during this time), an EEG and more bloodwork yesterday. I'm getting rather impatient with this whole healing process. I do have over 85% recovery of the paralysis on the right side and full recovery on the left side of my face. I was working 2 days/week and have only worked 4 days since this started, usually on a Monday. By my next workday, Thurs, I am exhausted. It seems like the simple task of going to appts and doing laundry once a week (started that this week for the first time) are just too much. So here I sit at home, in pain, exhausted, wondering how long this recovery is going to take, if it will ever get better. Wondering if it's Lyme, if it was some other virus. Wondering if my life will ever get back to my old 'normal' which wasn't much, but was more active than this. I try to go someplace, and I end up having to stay home or turn around and go back home. Feeling like 1 step forward to 2 steps back. I went to a new rhuematologist and he believes I have most CFS with Fibro secondary. He is running a test for thyroid antibodies as I was hyperthyroid when admitted to hospital and they took me off my Synthroid. Family doc put me back on 2 weeks later after blook work showed I really am hypo and need to be on med. Rheumo thinks the dose has to be monitored better. So then I wonder if this exhaustion and pain is just my thyroid. I'm trying to muster up some more patience as I wait for some more answers. If all comes back 'normal' (excluding the thyroid test), then I will be getting a spinal tap (go back to nuero in 4 weeks).