Hello. I am new to this forum. I will recap. I went to an after hours clinic on June 26th for a circular rash where a tick bit me. It had been there a while before I went. Since the tick was on my back I didn't know it was there and wouldn't have known if my husband hadn't spotted it. The doctor gave me a month's worth of doxycycline. She said to come back in a month for a blood test. I was asked about fevers and chills. I do not have these. I am experiencing knee problems and am having some trouble walking. At night, I have mild pains in both legs that sort of move all over. My question is do all people who have Lyme have to have fevers and chills or diarrhea or vomiting? I don't know if I have Lyme or something else is going on. I am overweight and fifty which can account for most every ache and pain imaginable. What do you all think? Should I wait and go back to the after hour clinic? Should I see someone else? How long before you are bitten can you get an accurate blood test with Elisa or the Western Blot? I did call an infectious disease doctor but I was told my after hour doctor must refer me only if I test positive for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Elisa. I don't know what Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever has to do with anything. Can you guys enlighten me. Thank you.
So, you had a tick bite - and knee problems, migrating pain in both legs. Plus a circular rash.
I would (to be on the safe side) take that one month of doxycycline....actually if you still have pain in your legs and knee problems...that appeared after the tick bite...then I would continue until those are gone...plus another 4 weeks.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi