question about tick bites, please

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strongmom
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   Posted 9/28/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
regarding the site of a tick bite,  have any of you had recurring pain at the site?
 
has anyone had severe pain and were you diagnosed with muscle or tissue damage,  etc at the site?
 
wondering if I should request an MRI or skin/tissue sample to be taken from the sites or it this is common and not worth looking into further.
 
can this also be used to diagnose Lyme and other infections?  is it possible some of the bacteria or virus has is hanging around in high quantities in those areas?
 
if you can only answer even one of these questions i would still love to hear from you.  thank you

Deejavu
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   Posted 9/29/2009 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi strongmom,
 
I had tissue damage (and I have slight scarring) from when I was bit, but guess what?  The doctor that took samples of my skin (rash area when it was in full bloom) as well as blood told me I was infected by a Spider, not a tick.   And I got other opinions as well that confirmed this.
 
One may ask how could a spider give a person lyme?  Well, the host of most lyme bacteria is the White Footed Mouse and any blood sucking vector that feed on these mice carry the bacteria.  Thus, a spider (I am guessing a brown recluse) must have taken a bug or tick into it's web and had a good meal thus the spider then carried the bacteria which in turn bit me!
 
No, I never had recurring pain at the site of my bite, tissue damage yes.. 
 
If you feel like it I would recommend seeing a reputable Dermo Doctor to take skin samples though if you are sure it was a tick that bit you, I don't see the point in it..   The only reason I had it done was because I had no idea what bit me and didn't know I had lyme disease at that time...
 
Hope that helps,
Denise
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:
 
 


strongmom
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   Posted 9/29/2009 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. I never saw what bit me, but had 4 bites in July. All were strange, but two were particularly large, one I got a photo of, was almost 6 inches across, bullseye style, the others also resembled bullseyes. And the mystery continues. I didn't think about seeing a dermatologist, but that's a good idea. Thank You.

Does anyone else have input? Anything you might know would be helpful. Thank you.

Traveler
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   Posted 9/29/2009 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
EWWWWW!!! I've been visited by a brown recluse!!
I'm pretty sure I won though! I only have a scar about the size of a dime - which is pretty good, as I had to treat myself for the first 36 hrs!! But, talk about nasty!!!
- Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease, STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


Deejavu
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   Posted 9/29/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, those spider bites are nasty!  I believe in karma as when I was a kid I used to pull the legs off Daddy Long Leg Spiders so a spider came back to bite me...  
 
Strongmom, why not just get tested through IgeneX if you haven't already?  That would tell you most everything.. 
 
Denise
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:
 
 


+Lyme
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   Posted 9/29/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Strong Mom -- well, here's one to consider for ya: Back when I waited tables -- and I had the BEST customers -- one of my favorites, pulled up his pant leg to show me what he had. (turn your dirty thoughts off, please.)

This was appx 2001 or 2002. WEll, I've had a few heydays getting into Brown Recluse bites, as well as the Hobo spider. When I saw my customer's ankle, I immediately declared 'OMG, you got bit by a BR!

The bite site was a rotten, black, ulcerated looking mess. He had what looked like bruises all around that area. It was really black and very gross.

Well, he declared that he had Lyme disease and was being treated for it. He acknowledged that the DR thought of a BR spider at first, but that they finally determined it was 'lyme disease' -- that's what they called the bite.

I did not speak at length w/ him, but I will tell you what: His entire ankle and lower leg were gross. Lookind back, I had very little knowledge of lyme disease -- had just heard about it.

I am not sure that I believe spiders carry lyme. Sure, it is possible, but I think very unlikely, since the spider bites and moves on, UNlike those nasty ticks.
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause? 
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.
 


Sparkie
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   Posted 9/30/2009 2:49 AM (GMT 0)   
Tick bites that take a long time to heal can be associated with systemic yeast overgrowth. I has this happen. Please search for a lyme literate doctor and expect to be misdiagnosed by anyone else. My doctor is lyme literate, but could only officially recommend standard antibiotics. I am now recovering from my 3rd bout of lyme within 6 years. I am having great success with prayer and homeopathic remedies. I don't know how often i will check this forum, so if you wish to write to me directly please feel free. elsparkie2@gmail.com
God bless you all.

strongmom
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   Posted 9/29/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you,  I actually still have a hole in my leg from a bite when I was 8.  I do remember distinctly what it looked like.  It was probably a black widow or possibly a brown recluse.  My grandmother poured peroide on it and the poison came out for what seemed like forever.  It was two holes with a knot in the middle then the two holes eventually turned into one big hole.

That was back when you only went to the hospital if you were actually dying,  though.  I didn't have any reactions to it and don't remember ever getting sick.  I think we caught it literally right after it happened--and I never felt it.  Hmmm.

(This is a long story so if you want to skip to the last two paragraphs thats fine)

But these four bites were all different from that one,  and I remember with the first two thinking,  "wow those kinda look like those bullseye rashes I heard about before,  but naw I'm exaggerating,  they're just spider bites or something."  One swelled nearly all the way up and down my arm,  but I was on my first day of a driving vacation and at the end of the day put some peroxide and cold packs on it and went away in a couple of days,  gone even before I got back from vacation.  But I also remember thinking,  wow that bugger got all the way into the muscle tissue because it was my arm muscles which were actually swelling up aside from the whole outside of my arm being red.

But it went away in a couple of days with no immediate symptoms,  so I thought nothing of it,  even after having unexplainble extreme fatigue,  and even when the joint and muscle pain set in,  the bites didnt occur to me,  til a doc told me it was probably some virus or bacteia that would need to run its course.  And I thought,  well I dont know anyone who has THIS,  then I remembered the bites from a few weeks earlier.  We did a Western Blot which came back IGM41 present only,  which is first sign of early Lyme but she told me that means the test is negative. 

Well then two more bites showed up,  first they were the size of tiny pimples,  in different spots than the first two,  both turned into bullseye rashes,  but still different from the first two,  second was nearly 6 inches across.  Got a pic of that one and the smaller one. 

But then a neighbor of mine whose mom also lives in the same complex (townhomes) got a bite from something that made her whole side of her face swell up and then her throat swelled up and she had to go to emergency in the hospital.  All her docs told her it was a spider bite.
 
OK, long story, LOL,  but anyway,  I've been having a lot of pain at the sites where the largest bites were and am still trying to figure out if some or all 4 of them,  which happened in July were spider bites that looked like bullseyes but still infected me with something,  and also to find out if tick bites can cause recurring pain at the site (in the muscle or tissue UNDER the skin not above the skin in this case) or if only spider bites do that.
 
If you were able to tolerate reading this long post,  thank you for doing so,  and I thank all of you for responding, and do any of you know if tick bites can cause recurring pain at the site and internal damage at the site?  Thank you again for helping me to sort through this.

Sparkie
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   Posted 10/5/2009 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I still have occasional pain on the back of my head where the latest tick bite was - almost 2 years ago. It was hard to treat because i didn't want to shave my head. If i had a site easily treated, i would have used a comfrey poltice. Fresh comfrey leaves are best - i crush them, apply them to whatever needs healing and cover with any sort of bandage to hold them in place, then replace daily.

My question to everyone is: Is anyone using homeopathic medicine? If so, i'd like to know how it worked for you.
Ellen
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