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I got bit prob sometime in June. Had a swollen rash in the groin
area, swollen lymph nodes and flu like symptoms. Went to the Doc on
June 22, he put me on Doxy for 14 days. I felt better. Lyme test came
back neg.
Started feeling crappy in July. went back to the doc Aug 6 with
arthritis type pain all over my body and could barely get out of bed.
Doc put me back on doxy for 14 days. Retested for lyme and she did a
sed rate. Lyme came back pos and sed rate was slightly elevated at 28.

Never really felt 100 % after bite. Now I have pain in my back, neck
and hips, tired all the time and a dull headache that never goes
away. [Frown] I feel like crap.
Went to the doc yesterday. Unbelievably he said he doesnt think its
the lyme!!! Gave me muscle relaxants and moore blood work... a sed
rate and a hla B27. They are not back yet. I feel like crap Ive been
in bed all day. I took the muscle relaxant (Tizanidine)just knocked
me out didnt help anything! Oh ya and he was nice enough to make an
appointment with a Rhumatologist in OCT!!! Im so frustrated but when
I call around to other docs they cant take me now either. any one have any suggestions??


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Sure sounds like Lyme to me, but I'm not a doctor.

If I were you, I'd keep calling, even if you have to travel a long distance. Get evaluated by a LLMD (Lyme Literate MD). The amount of antibiotics that you were given is not sufficient if, in fact, you have Lyme. THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION.

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welcome lynda,

sent you a private message with llmds....

also sent you my 63 pages newbie links, advise, symptoms, tests, disability, much more including treepatrol's archive of over 1000 sites of good lyme info.

to find pms, go to top left side below HELLO by flashing light and in my profile.

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