It's not the tick bite that gives you problems, it is Lyme Disease - which if you were bit by a tick, you need to be tested for asap. I think Lyme Disease has other names like Rocky Mountain Fever and one other.
The sooner you are treated, the less likely the prolonged problems (or at the very least the lesser the intensity of them.) Not all ticks carry the disease.
I was never diagnosed with Lymes, though I was tested numerous times because I lived in the woods and was inflicted with arthritis as a child.