I was vacationing in central California on the coast last month and noticed a bug bite on the inside of my arm. It looked like it had formed a little dried-blood scab (a little wider than a pencil lead) which I proceeded to pick off. I don't think it was a tick body, but am unsure. I am sure that it wasn't a mosquito bite.
A few days later, the bite formed a light-pink flat rash which in time grew to be about
2 inches in diameter, with an oval shape. I had very mild itching in the area. The rash faded completely after 2 weeks.
In the meantime (within days of the bite, and in the weeks since) I've been having headaches, fatigue, and muscle pain focused in my neck, shoulders and biceps. These symptoms are somewhat like I get when I'm having sinus problems, so that is a possibility. The strange thing though is that the symptoms are not getting better with bed rest. Also, I have weird muscle spasms (little jerks) in my biceps the past couple of days.
I have no idea how to proceed at this point. Any advice?
Many thanks! :)
Post Edited (lookingaround) : 8/19/2009 2:27:46 PM (GMT-6)