mt biker -- I would highly suspect lyme in your story, based soley on your bite and your reaction. But also, because of your other symptoms, I think you need to be tested for all the known TBIs.
Lyme Forum: Don't mt biker's symptoms sound like they should test for Erlichwhatever and Rocky Mt spotted fever, at least? Please correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't these the most common to accomany sore throats and such.
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia, chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause?
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.