Hello fellow Lymie friends. I was curious if anyone else was bitten/traveled to the same area/region that I was bitten at? If you wouldn't mind, lets all give a brief descritpion of the area/
location that we were infected at and give a few details about
the bite (if you remembered being bitten) The area that I was bitten in has had ticks test positive for lymes disease up to 41% and is the highest in California.
Thanks and hopefully some of us share some similarities!!!
I was bitten in Mendocino County in Northern California. The nearest town located to where my bite occured is Point Arena, CA (located about 3 miles away). I was bitten in the forrest while vacationing. The area that I was bitten in contained many red wood trees with other shrubs and plant life. It was a very densely populated forrest. There was also a few meadows that deer, turkeys, mountain lions and other host animals liked to hang out nearby. My bite occurred late spring/early summer and I had been there for a few days before noticing the the tick. I remember feeling a very sharp/piercing sensation on the lower part of my left shoulder and the butt end of the tick was engorged with blood when I pulled it out. I thought nothing of it at the time and don't remember a bulls eye rash. Too bad I didn't save that little critter to be tested!!!
Does anyone else have a similar experience with this location and the piercing sensation???
Also, if you were bitten/traveled in a rural/forrest part of Mendocino County like I was, check out all the information they have on the web about the high rate of ticks carrying lymes disease in this area!!! Thanks everyone!!!
Post Edited (FMS@23?) : 3/19/2009 5:34:02 PM (GMT-6)