coincidence or lyme disease?

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/23/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   

so without writing too much:

-live in Northern New Jersey
-last monday I had a mosquito bite
-next day, went to work near a dam for my company and there was a forest nearby. I even saw deer (which is why i'm concerned). went home, and noticed the bite on my leg had become red and had expanded (it itches a lot and there is no pain around the red area)
-around that time i had been feeling very fatigued and tired (not just sleepy, but really fatigued and sometimes unable to function normally), but that had started couple of days before i had noticed the redness
-never felt sick/sore throat/coughing etc. no muscle soreness, no sore joints
-now a week after the 'mosquito' bite it is still red, is kinda big (no bullseye) and still itches alot. there is no central point in the red area, no pus and no tick. also, i still feel tired sometimes, more like sleepy not so much 'fatigued'

i know this is nothing serious, i'm not sure if this is all coincidence or that i could possiblty have lyme disease.

is that substantial enough to get checked out by a doctor?

sorry i'm relatively new to this so i might be anxious / worried over no reason.


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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 6/23/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
welcome branman705,

there are many who belive it is possable to get lyme from a mosquito bite, you may want to seek Dr. care for this. and if possable look for a LLMD (lyme literite medacil doctor).
still looking for answers

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 6/24/2009 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
It never hurts to get it checked out. Just know Lyme tests are VERY inaccurate. There is an LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor) in North Jersey in West Caldwell.

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   Posted 6/24/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
If possible take a picture of the bite...even if it is almost gone. That is one of the things I have learned is to take pictures of every rash or strange marking. I took pictures of some really strange long red marks on me and the doctor testing me for Bart. I came up with a positive titer.
Not sure if what you had was a tick bite or not since I never myself saw a bullseye rash on myself.

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   Posted 6/25/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Just so you know if your doctor test you for LD he will most likely run an ELISA which is only about 35% accurate, also your body needs time to produce antibodies (which is what the ELISA and WB test for not the actual bateria).  Did you see the list of symptoms, I think they have it in the Newbie section check it out.
Take CAre, KO
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped Zhang's after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009

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