I was bitten on the back of my neck July 22, 2007. Got sick 8 days later. Went to the doctor, thought it might be stress from planning my wedding. Got the flu 14 days later high fever, etc. Dr. then said "Lyme". Since I am allergic to 99% of all abx's they had a hard time. Tested positive via Igenex on October 16, 2007.
Also had bad neck pain, knee pain, numbness, this awful burning on my upper chest, bee sting feeling, on and on and on. It was awful.
Was on Axomicllian for 14 days, then doxy for 2 weeks. Then went on Ceftin for 3 months. That has been it. Have been doing good since Feb of this year. After I stopped the ceftin I did not feel well for about 2 months, then day by day much better.
If I get really stressed out my neck and knee will act up, but goes away after I de-stress...
I am seeing my doctor tomorrow for my spleen problem they found on a CT scan for another reason. Not sure what is up with that....But all in all I feel pretty good.