So, here's the thing. I don't have any idea when in the world I got bit by a tick. I never saw a bite. They say that other than the rash you get flu-like symptoms. Well, flu-like symptoms I get all of the time, so I can pin point anything using that
However, several years ago I got very ill and they never did know what caused it. I had a sore throat for about a week, but no big deal. I didn't have health insurance, so I let it go. Well, it turned into congestion (just head cold type symptoms). But, then one night I noticed that I had huge, red hives on my upper thigh. Well, I have never had hives in my whole life. I checked my fever and it was 103. So, I went to the ER. Need I say more. They told me to take benadryl, gave me an antibiotic and sent me home.
Well, that did nothing at all. I went back to my regular MD the following Monday. She gave me an additional antibiotic and a shot of steroids. Then, I took oral steroids for like ten days or something along with the antibiotic she gave me. None of it helped. My fever was up to 104 at times. I was throwing up and so itchy and my head was killing me. I specifically remember telling my father that I was going to die. Then, after a couple of weeks I just gradually started feeling better. It took about a month for all of the symptoms to go away. I assumed it was scarlet fever because it started with the sore throat, but now I am wondering.
Can the tick bite do anything like what I mentioned above? Anyone have anything like that happen? Because if that is when it happened that was about 7 years ago. And, if I really think about when I started getting the all the time weird pains and crazy symptoms, there were mild ones shortly after that. Hmmm.