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Pammy
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I just pulled off a deer tick and now I'm not sure what to do.

Do I take it in to be tested? Do I go right on the antibiotics? I don't have a ring yet...

Advice please....

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My LLMD would start treating with doxycycline, 400 mg daily. Call your LLMD immediately.

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Send it in and get it tested ASAP! Make sure the lab can test for coinfections like babesia and bartonella, etc.

This will give your LLMD a big advantage in diagnosing what, if any, infection you might have.

Also, it will go a long way towards convincing everyone (like insurance companies) that you have tick borne infection symptoms.

It's great that you got it. Good luck!

James

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pammy, on no! what state do you live in?

igenex does tick testing ... reasonable


1.800.832.3200 call & price it and hve them tell you how to send etc.

yes, i'd get on 400 of doxy daily for 3 months!

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