I recently heard of EPM while overhearing a man at a local tack store mention that his horse had "possum disease." I was intensely interested in this as I've been sick for over two years now shortly after adopting an orphaned opossum baby.
A few weeks after adopting it, I awoke with a strangely stiff neck. There would be a squishing sound when I turned my neck to the far left as though there was junk in my neck. A couple of weeks after that my joints started to pop and crack a lot. Some time later I began to have pain and stiffness around my mid spine and symptoms of restless leg syndrome. Eventually my coordination seems to have suffered. My memory and concentration are now shot. I have some negative neurological effect in regards to my sight.
I've only been treated for Lyme disease which I tested negative for.
How can I diagnose a protozoal infection like this? What steps should I take? What kind of doctor should I seek out?
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