A small tick bit the top of my foot a little over a month ago. I don't know how long it was on my foot for but it seems like it was only there for a few minutes.
First it started off with some redness. 7/1/17
Then it turned into a darker color a few days later.
VIEW IMAGE 7/7/17
Now my foot has become sore over the past couple of days and I don't recall doing anything to it. I still have a rash there as well. It feels like I have arthritis in my foot. 8/9/17
I've taken two rounds of antibiotics so far.
EPHALEXIN 500 MG for 10 days
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TMP for 7 days.
I'm wondering if I should seek an LLMD or if my regular dr can run some tests. Thanks in advance.
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You need more than what you've taken.
I would go to a different Dr. and ask for doxycycline 200 mg twice daily - you need to take it until the rash is gone...plus 4 more weeks. Do whatever you can to get this treated now...you do not want a chronic lyme infection.
You can also schedule an appt. with a LLMD - it may take several weeks to get in...and at that time you may need more abx if you're unable to get enough from a regular Dr,
to find a LLMD - start a new thread: "Looking for LLMD in/near_____" and fill in the blank.
You can also email me and I will check my list of LLMD"s and send you names if I have some for your
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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