Welcome to our community!
I would encourage you greatly to read through our "New to Lyme? Start here!" thread as it's packed with important information, symptom lists and more.
If, as you go through those symptom lists, they seem to explain your symptoms, then you do have some concerns. Although I will say that the symptoms that you list should be of some concern considering you found a tick attached.
What does this rash look like? Is it like one of these?: www.lyme.org/gallery/rashes.html
Take a picture of the rash with a coin or a ruler in the picture beside the rash to document it and show the size and help define what the rash looks like.
Then if you feel like you should be seeing a doctor that is specifically trained in recognizing and treating these infections, you can start a new thread titled something like:"Looking for LLMD/LLND in the _______ area." (or you can change the title of this thread). Although you will need to enable your email option in your profile in order to receive any recommendations, as we don't allow doctor's names and contact info to be posted on the forum for several reasons. You can enable your email option in your profile, under 'edit profile'. Be sure to click the submit button to actually save your preference.
You can email Stephanie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also go to: www.turnthecorner.org/
if you want to learn a little bit more about
You can also go to The Lyme Disease Association and search for LLMD's 3 times in a month. You have to register first. Here is the link: www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=277&Itemid=74
You can also now email TBDA (Tick Borne Disease Alliance) at email@example.com
and ask for LLMD referrals also.
You will want to find an ILADS (International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society) trained doctor, as ID Docs (Infectious Disease Doctors) believe Lyme is hard to catch and easy to treat, and don't believe in the reality of chronic Lyme. Go to the ILADS site to read the new (2014) Treatment guidelines to get you started on your Lyme journey.www.ilads.org/lyme/ILADS_Guidelines.pdf
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12 - no active symptoms
Healed from tick-borne infections, now healing from the damage they left behind.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014