Eric, When you say you got the 'big rash' do you mean you got a bull's eye rash? This is very important, because if you did get a bull's eye rash, then you have contracted Lyme.
Not everyone w/ Lyme got the rash. However, a bull's eye rash ALWAYS diagnoses LYme. Nothing else causes a bull's eye rash. ALL Drs are supposed to know this!
If you got some other type of 'big rash', and you are ill, then you need to be tested/ treated for Rocky Mt Spotte Fever ASAP!
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.