I don't know yet if I have lyme disease or not,and am very frustrated. Here is my story:
I know I was bit either July 18 or 19th of this year, I am from Alberta (ticks are rare here) and had never seen a tick. The morning of the 20th I noticed a raised mole like thing on the back of my shoulder,( holidaying in southern Manitoba) and decided to get it checked once I got home . The following Friday night I asked my husband to check my shoulder( he is from Southern manitoba and knows what they look like). He informed me it was a tick and took it out, but then said he was not sure he got it all and took me into emergency.
I explained to the doctor where I had been and what had happened to me. He looked at the bite and said that it looked clean, and was probably not a tick bite at all, probably a sliver.
I went to my doctor the following Monday who put me on Doxycycline for two weeks, also scheduled a physical for me and a full gamut of tests. She told me to research lyme and be very vidulant. She then left on holidays for 6 weeks.
Since then I have done alot of research and know that I shold be on doxy alot longer then 2 weeks.I have seen 2 other doctors, one of which said the bulls eye rash , is just the way of my body healing from the bite. I decided to go doctor shopping and went to a walk-in clinic, he gave me a perscription for another week and ordered the lyme serology test which I had 2 days ag
I have been in touch with a retired lyme specialist in Vancouver and sent him pictures of the rash, he said he would try help me find a LLMD in my area, and I am waiting.
I have started a regime of vitamins and herbs, to build my systom up. I do not have alot of symptoms, but have enough to know it is suspicious:
headache chills, sore neck shoulder and back, achy hips and legs, tingling in my nose, numb around my eye, blood presure fluctuations, and shooting pains.
Talked to the pharmisist who told me to go into a major hospital emergency and see an infectious desease doctor.
Anyhow in the end I am frustreated , there is alot more to my story but I have said enough.
any advice would be greatly appreciated