Our expert says:
It sounds from your description as though at least some of your symptoms are psychological. “Several rickettsial infections” requiring courses of antibiotics does not sound very plausible.
A couple of different questions arise. The first and most important is: why do you have symptoms that you have? I suggest you arrange to see a good general physician.
The second and unrelated question which needs to be answered, because of your family history and high cholesterol, is whether you are at risk for coronary disease. If you are pre-menopausal, don’t smoke and have a low blood pressure, such as you have, then your risk is probably very low, despite your elevated cholesterol. A good general physician should also be able to answer this second question. If doubt remains about your risk, then a coronary calcium score would help considerably. (A simple CT scan of the heart without contrast, which will tell you if you have any hardening of the arteries and also how much).
Best wishes, JT
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