Kodak, I THINK this MAY (key word, 'may") have happened to me. And I don't have any reason to belive that it meant Lyme. It just so happened that, on the very day I went to see my first LLMD, at bedtime after walking the dogs thru an undeveloped, weedy area, I found a tick, fully (and stubbornly) attached on my belly.
Called my new LLMD who immediately prescribed doxy-- this was before all my tests were in -- and he was covering RMSF, just in case. Well, this bite itched so bad it often made me nasueous. By this time, I'm guessing I'm allergic to their saliva.
Anyway, I never got a bull's eye or anything indicating any TBI. But the spot was red w/ a dark centered bite mark in the center. And it lasted several weeks.
REcently, on my stomach, I had itching and a mark that looked exactly like the one I got last year. It was not swelled up like the one you describe, and I am not positive that it is in the exact same area, but appears to be. It felt and looked enough like the earlier bite that it made me wonder.
I am very anxious to see responses to your post!
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.