K, so check it out....
I went to the doctor today, right? Before I went, I got to thinking over all the signs I've had of this infection. Like the blood test I had run a WAY long time ago that showed that my white blood cells were quite elevated. The doctor mentioned that I had an infection, and we both just shrugged our shoulders and moved on. I can't even tell you how long ago that was. I mean, a SUPER long time ago. This has been percolating in my system for a very long time.
Today, I asked if the heart and dizziness stuff could stem from this, and she said she thought I was "on to something." It is very likely.
So, I'm now on antibiotics--the nasty, cruel kind, but very happy to be so if it means the other stuff will stop. Typically, a person will be on them for five days, but lucky me, I get them for seven because I was too pig-headed to get this checked out before now.
Hoping for the best!