No, I never tested for it. My arthritic symptoms started after getting an infected blister from raking my yard. Doctor later diagnosed "arthritis" but never put together that it started just after the infected blister. The blister healed on it's on. Never did blood tests or anything else. I know the infected blister must be part of the source as it started after that and has progressed in severity in my fingers. about a year earlier I was bit by a cat and did two weeks doxy but the arthritis isn't near where the cat bit me.
Do you have imaging showing arthritis?
Where your symptoms are...doesn't have to line up with where you were bit. Once you're bit...it's in the blood stream.
I have symptoms all over my body...I think i was bit in my upper back area...and that's where my first symptom started...but now they're body/brain wide.
But, the symptoms can start at a separate
location from the bite.
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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