i was thinking when i saw this tick on me in my sleep

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james from missouri
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   Posted 7/4/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
i'm thinking this over and over and over.. I never remembered a tick on me before until last month. I could've had mono before the tick bite and never knew it until the tick was on me...

Ok, this is the problem i'm having...

this was a thursday night, i remember because i woke up early fri around 7am with a tick crawling on me...

my question is, i had my dog with me on my bed that night... Could the tick been in him and then decided to dig himself back off him and jump on me? i never pulled the tick off me, but he was crawling around on my legs.. Can ticks bite you and jump off and bite you in other places too/

I always thought ticks usually bite and stay.. not sure.... i mean the tick was on me for prolly 6-8 hrs at most

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   Posted 7/4/2009 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
ticks do crazt things, i know they can ride in on our dogs to crawl off and bite us. i know i have been bit many many times thro out the yrs and i cant remeber if they would bite 1 place then go find another place.
still looking for answers.
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   Posted 7/5/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I have heard other people say 'they found ticks on them - but not attatched' - I believe the tick has to be attatched - and have a blood meal - in order to transmit lyme - but then again I am no expert - these creatures appear to be very 'clever' !!

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   Posted 7/5/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
James, I (personally) don't believe that a tick will pass you Lyme unless he has attached, but I do believe whatever he has can be passed as soon as he gives you his anesthetic right before the bite. And why couldn't he? He's 'sharing' w/ you at this point.

I don't think you said what you did w/ the tick when you pulled him off? Yeah, if you didn't kill him, he certainly would come back to you or your dog for a meal. They've got a one track mind and they are zealots in their purpose. They are unstoppable!

But regardless of whether or not the tick that was crawling on you ended up feeding on you, you could very easily have had a tick bite you never knew about. The little nymphs in the spring are very scary, because as they say, they are as small as the period at the end of this sentence. Someone could have fed on you and gone on their merry way w/o you even knowing. I have found teeny tiny dead ticks in my bed that were hopefully killed by my dogs' frontline.

Suspect TBI in 1972 (date corrected by Mother!) Attacked tonsils, pregnancy (miscarraige), appendix, heart (mitral valve prolapse), hypoglycemia, depression, chronic acute neck and back pain.  

Next suspect Mother's Day 2007.  Diagnosed w/ Lyme and Bart June 2009. (awaiting more test results)

In treatment for recurrent depression, anxiety, low thyroid.

Bit again 7/1/2009, began Doxy 200 mg /day

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