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normajean210
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   Posted 6/8/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
So last thursday i noticed a tiny (smaller than a dime) bullseye rash on my arm. it only lasted one day (it was gone by friday). When i called the dr's office on friday they told me unless i feel like i have some flu like symptoms, not to worry. So yesterday (monday) i started feeling kind of achey, but no fever. Do you think i should go to the doctor to get some anti-biotic????

Thanks so much for your help!

IH8Ticks
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   Posted 6/8/2010 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I would suggest that you consult an LLMD (Lyme doctor) in your area. I don't think that you should wait for symptoms before you start treatment. Your best chance of beating the infection is if you treat it as early as possible. Some of the members here can direct you to a list of LLMDs in your area.

normajean210
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   Posted 6/8/2010 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
would a regular doctor be able to prescribe me medication ?

Robin O
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   Posted 6/8/2010 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
 
As a lyme sufferer, along with many infections that came from a tick bite, do not walk but run to your doctor.  You demand antibiotics. If you saw a rash, and know what the rash of a tick looks like, and now you are having symptoms, please save yourself the agony.  Lyme Disease should really be called "Sick Tick" Disease because ticks carry more than just one infection.  Dr. Oz explains why it is important to get help IMMEDIATELY!
 
If you doctor seems educated, then he should give you antibiotics based on your symptoms. Some doctors WANT to see the rash etc.  A truly educated doctor that understands the importance of antibiotics, will help you!
 
 
You can also write me off line if you need anymore help! I am not on here too much, robinox@comcast.net
Robin O.

IH8Ticks
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   Posted 6/8/2010 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
normajean210 said...
would a regular doctor be able to prescribe me medication ?


Yes, in theory, but most likely, he/she will not prescribe the right kind, won't keep you on long enough, and won't watch out for the co-infections that frequently are transmitted along with Lyme.

I have Lyme, babesia, and bartonella. I have never tested positive for Lyme, but I have the symptoms as well as some other indicators. I was never tested for babesia until I saw an LLMD. I was misdiagnosed for nearly a year before I was put on proper treatment. My symptoms had become very severe by then. If I had been treated early, I wouldn't have been spared a lot of needless pain and suffering.

GWB
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   Posted 6/8/2010 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I wouldn't waste a moments time with a medical doctor. You need to see an LLMD, and like one poster said, do not walk--run to your doctor. I would run to a LLMD and get tested and treated asap. The sooner you get tested and treatment from a qualified LLMD the better your chances are at recovery. Time is of the essence, don't put it off or you will live years of your life in pain, misery and regret.

Your PCP knows very little about Lyme disease. Most PCP's will tell you Lyme doesn't exist in your state, or it's not very common, or don't worry about it, etc. WORRY about it now so that you don't have to deal with the terrible consequences of this disease later. As much as you may like and respect your PCP, you need to be seen by an LLMD--NOW.

You said you noticed a rash, but did you see an actual tick on you? If you got bit by a tick and get treatment with abx now, your chances of recovery are excellent. That's why you want to see a LLMD because they know what to look for and how to diagnose this disease better than anyone.

If you want, you can click the email icon under my name and I will send you some links to websites that provide referrals to LLMD's. Be sure to let me know what state you live in too.

Sorry you have to be here on the Lyme forum, but you've come to the right place. We are here to help!

Gary

allieann
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   Posted 6/9/2010 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, can't believe Doctors are still telling this to patients. That is exactly what they told my son 17 years ago and he hasn't been well since. If only they had put him on antibiotics then we could have avoided the nightmare of this terrible disease. This is the only time, in my opinion that antibiotics can kill them.
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