When I was roughly 6 years old in Florida I often played in the swampland. Came home one time and my Dad removed a tick from my neck as my Mom looked on Anxiously. He had one of those big light magnifiers mounted to his desk. My immediate symptom was comically swollen testicles; that I vividly remember.
Growing up had alot of knee pains and crazy behaviour
. Diagnosed with ADD etcetera.
I was always drawn to outdoors so while rollerblading at age 27 I took shelter under a tree grove. Three days later I am beset with a number of symptoms. There is a large bullseye on my upper thigh from the bite which I later learned was a tick bite. Saw specialist was treated for 2 years and felt mostly normal finally.
Then at age 30 got another bullseye while at my job which was outdoors. This one was on my forearm and is still evident today. Went to Doctor treated for a year felt mostly normal.
Then last summer had dozens of ticks on me a number of time but promptly rubbed them off and took thorough scrubbing showers after work. I'm now age 34 and completely hit with most symptoms of chronic lame. It has come on quite strong since just before Christmas.
So I count 3 known bites 2 bullseyes with 1 tick extracted from my nick when I was a kid.
Forgot my original point which was do you guys think some people are immune to lyme? Or does it take a number of bites before it becomes chronic lyme?
Post Edited (Deaconfrost) : 5/15/2011 8:40:44 PM (GMT-6)