I am posting on behalf of my sister who has had a string of possible lyme symptons. I will start at the beginning:
1 - She went away this summer on vacation in Vermont, went running outside, etc.
2 - a week late broke out in an odd rash on the right sider her breast (not near nipple). Rash was very large in size, round, red, burning, oozing, etc. Later it got scaly and peeled and today is still a bit pink. Never did she see a tick or puncture site on her skin
3 - Went to the dr who said it was either a breast infection (that women who are breast feeding get) or cellulitis, gave her cream and antibiotic and sent her home
4 - Symptons still there, went to dermatologist. He took one look and said Bulls Eye (He is not just any derm, he is good and has helped diagnose our family with many many problems).
5 - Derm did not do blood work but instead immediately put her on 21 days of Doxy
6 - During this time she started feeling off. Bad headaches every day. Wakes up with a headache and feeling of hungover. Advil seems to help but not all the time and she doesnt want to take advil every day
7 - She went back to regular dr after medican was finished and dr ordered a a brain cat scan and all blood work, including lyme panel (not sure the exact testing)
8 - Blood work came back as no lyme but faint traces of ehrlichia. Cat scan came up with some bright spots that the dr said are common with headaches
Now what? She still feels icky and wants some answers. Should she see an LLMD and take all her results with her? Any other advice?