Hi Graceeb07 - welcome!
Because you had a tick bite (and a resulting red bump) along with symptoms...YES, it could very well be lyme disease...in fact I bet it is.
I suggest you see a LLMD for an evaluation. (Lyme Literate Dr.) 'Regular' Doctors will treat lyme disease for too short of a time...and often with too low doses of antibiotics.
We can help you find one: Start new thread titled: "Looking for LLMD in/near____" and fill in the blank with your town/city.
In addition to member's recommendations, you can also email me - and I will check my list for options.
You can also contact ILADS for LLMD names:ilads.org/ilads_media/physician-referral/
We encourage our new members to take a look through the information in the thread: "New to Lyme?..Start Here!" It's packed full of useful information.
You can also get tested for lyme disease at a lab that specializes in tick-borne disease testing.
One of those labs is Igenex. You can call them and they will send you a test kit.
The Lyme WB IgM and IgG costs $210 for both.
It takes about
3 weeks to get results...so this can be done while you are searching for a LLMD..and waiting for the appointment.
You will need a Dr. to sign the Igenex lab req.
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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