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Yes,Virgil had a large rash

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Yes, had rash, but duck said it didnt look like lyme to him. Since I was pregnant he decided to play it on the safe side-10 days of Amoxicillin!That was 13 years ago.
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Started with a dark pink bite the size of a mosquito bite. Next day had light pink ring, the size of a nickel. Started doxy that day, rash was gone within a week.
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Bulls-eye NO for 2

Rash YES for 2

me...multiple tick bites throughout life; 17 hours after removing a tick I developed a 3" rash with a 0.5" dark red raised center...the outer area was sunburn pink...Rash expanded to a 7 X 4" oval. Outer pink area faded in 3 days. Rash was itchy.

I had another bite the week before and developed a small red welt (< 0.5 inch)...started having achy hips a couple of days before I got the 2nd bite & developed the rash.

Went to a duck the next morning to show him the rash...
Let's submit an antidody titer. It's negative you're fine.>

Over the next few days I had an achy leg at night, a painful ankle, and mild neck pain. Also had quick mild neuro signs...typing, spelling, and proof-reading skills plummeted within a week. Repeated myself & had trouble finding the right words.

I contracted Lyme & babesia.


Dd #1...had a solid red rash the size of a chicken egg at the bite...Rash was itchy. Having neuro signs that might be related to Lyme. Results pending

Dd #1 was sick this past year with intermittent vague symptoms, such as low grade fever, headaches, stomach aches, and bright red cheeks. She missed 19 days of school due to these problems.

Dd #3...was breastfeeding when I had the rash. She's had intermittant low-grade fevers, dry cough, horribly foul breath (necrotic), and has been very clingy. She hasn't been tested or treated.

Dd#2 missed several days of school last year with symptoms similar to those of dd #1. She hasn't been tested or treated.

Hubby is now complaining of arthritic aches & pains he's never had before.

Other children are fine.

I am glad I got the rash; glad I took photos; and glad I found a LLMD quickly.

Thank you LymeNet members for helping the newbies!

Nancy

[ 09. August 2006, 09:35 PM: Message edited by: hshbmom ]

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Yes, had bulls-eye following known tick bite.
Bulls-eye developed 2 weeks after tick was removed.

Started out about the size of a dime and gradually progressed to the size of a large grapefruit. It took about 6 months to go away.

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Nope, No rash...
Saw the tick...dad removed it and my back hurt for 2 weeks after! I asked my primary care physician if my symptoms could have anything to do with the tick bite...she said no way.

I didn't know much about Lyme back then when I was 14 years old...neither did my parents.

But because of one doctor's ignorance...I have suffered for more than 7 years from this "invisible" disease.

Thank goodness I stumbled upon a great caring LLMD and he found what has been causing my suffering for so long.

It's kind of ironic that my first question over 7 years ago was "Could it be from the tick bite?" Then my parents and I search and search and I go through hell and lose all of my teenage years...Then I hear this from my LLMD (March of this year) "You're NOT crazy...it's been the Lyme, Babesia and Bartonella all along." That damn tick!

Wow...sorry this post it so long...went off on a tangent!
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Rash was called "necrobiosis lipoidica" by the duck I saw back in late 1980's. Not a bullseye but, was bit by unknown bug in woods (lower legs.)
Not yet officially dx but Lyme sxs came on about ~4 years ago. [dizzy]

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No and i have no idea when I was bite and I know it was not from a tick. It must have been from a mosquito or someting else. terrirdls
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YES, I still have a little white ring by my belly button that dosent tan where it bit me, its really weird. IT HAS A SMALL DOT IN THE MIDDLE.
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No bullseye

Lots of other strange rashes, including "ringworm"... hmmm...

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no bullseye
no rash

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Yes, had a big bulls-eye rash on the top of my right foot. Never did see a tick. Doctor thought it might be Lyme but ELISA test came back negative, and was then told it was granuloma.

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son had no bulls eye rash but did have rash on back that looked like eczema.

Amy

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Yes, I had a rash. "This is not the kind of rash we worry about".

The 'handy dandy' reference guide has been used to discredit and deny me treatment on more than one occasion.

Every time I see that book being whipped from a pocket or little cubby hole I get that 'sinking feeling' of 'Here we go again'.

I never want to see a duck again for the rest of my life!!!

(Sorry, it's 5:00AM, I'm a tad emotional)

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Yes
After 1-1/2 to 2 wks of backache, fatigue started and low grade fever,
then taking a shower it stung my back so I did find a bulls-eye rash about
7 inches in diameter on shoulder / armpit area of my back.
I wonder how many people say that they did'nt get a rash but had one where it's
not easy to see. If I had taken a bath instead, I would have never known it was there.
Even after I knew it was there it didn't bother me.
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No bite, no rash, only mysterious symptoms that piled up.

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Sorry for the delay response. I Had 1" bullseye on left upper arm. Was told it was probably a spider bite. That is when my health went from good to bad overnight. given a basic Lyme test that was negative. Had a speckled titer pattern in blood that was positive. I Was told it was borderline Lupus/mixed connective tissue disease. That was almost 9 years ago. Only 2 1/2 years ago did I receive antibiotic treatment and feel the best I've felt in a long time. Still not perfect but, a lot better.
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No rash here... I did have a very sore toe that got a lot worse after the abx started. Assuming that is the site of the bite....
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For myself, not that I've ever been aware of.

For son, not that we've ever been aware of.

For previous spouse, yes.

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No rash that I know of when bitten, but at least ten years later I had what a duck called "ringworm." Couldn't figure out how I could have gotten that! [confused]

Had another rash about six years ago, on my neck. Another duck made light of it. Finally dx'd at least 40 years after initial infection, spring 2006. [bonk]

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Yes ,rash. Small on my arm.

Thought it was a spider bite [bonk]

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Yes Rash

Emanating from both bite sites at onset of bites, grew up from ankles to tops of thighs within 24 hours.

Also severe edema in feet occured concurrently

No Bulleyes

No Tick

I was bit by a flea

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quote:
Originally posted by Nimzovich76:
Very good topic TREE, even more interesting would be to see if there's any correlation with the test results.

up for weekend.

Thats the next part.I want get as mny of these responces as i can first shooting for 200 or more.

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I had a rash, recognized it as a bulls-eye. Was treated with 15 days of abx.

The rash disappeared, and I assumed I was okay.

Nine years later, I found myself very very very sick. Acupuncturist suspected Lyme. First test via Qwest was negative.

Second Igenex test a month later was strong positive.

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rash = yes
bullseye rash = no

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bullseye yes
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yes, a bullseye rash.
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Off so up for the weekenders [Big Grin]

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no bullseye. yes rashes
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I have had a rash on the back of my head (under my hair) that was first noticed in 2000. No idea how long it had been there before that (I probably have had Lyme for over a decade now).

It's never gone away. It gets smaller, it's gets quite big. Usually doesn't bother me at all. It does seem that when my symptoms are worsening, the rash gets bigger.

The first few times I went to the doctor (way before I knew I was sick) they had no idea what it was and gave me different creams that never helped.

My LLMD has no idea what it is. It is not a bull's eye rash.

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No rash. Unusual reacations to mosquito bites though.

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me: NO rash, NO bulls eye, NO bite.
my son: NO rash, NO bulls eye, NO bite.

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Up for new ones.

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Knew I was bit by something.

Bulls-eye developed 10 days later.

Rash comes and goes from bite site every couple of weeks.


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Not identified as being related to a bite or as lyme.

But I've had chronic "eczema" that is sometimes bullseye-ish for 5 years now.

Only thing that has made it go away for the past 2 years is Rx cortisone cream.

One doc treated it as ringworm... no improvement.

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Yes, twice, on different ocassions: distinctive, classic bulls-eye rashes.

And a duck who insisted that it was an infected spider bite. My loss that I listened to the duck who said this, since they were supposed to be the expert!

Won't be fooled again!

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Not sure, if I did, it would have been dismissed as a spider bite (or something else)! Don't remember hearing much about Lyme back then.

Have had so many rashes, usually treated as something else, or let go to see if they would pass.

Growing up as a "Tom Boy" in the woods, on farms and with a parent who breads hunting dogs, I was not taken to the doctor for every bite and rash.

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It is amazing how many people DON'T get the "bulls eye"

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Bullseye rach - oh yeah!!

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No bulls eye but got hives all over my legs. Anyone wlse have this?

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yes, bullseye- Covered my whole hip at least 10" diameter with 3" center
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Yes--all over my body! [Eek!] [dizzy] [Roll Eyes]
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Rash - yes
Bulls eye - no

Geneal,
I have since getting lyme been getting water blisters wherever mosquitos bite me!! What is your unusual reaction to mosquito bites??

BTW, mosquitos and ticks love me! I get their attention when everyone else says they have not seen a one!

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I am also curious how many people had a bulls eye rash but still have negative Western Blots? Wouldnt Drs notice that these tests are not reliable after getting negative results on a WB even with this bullseye rash???

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No rash at all for me that I could see.

Although I was bitten it the head so I don't know if I would have seen it.

I do know the sucker was imbedded in there pretty good.

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Rash - Yes, but not a bulls-eye.

In fact, it was a huge red sore spot on my breast that looked more like a burn, raw and painful, and was referred to by one doc as an "abcess" and by another as "cellulitis".

The skin "died" over a period of 5 to 6 months and had to be surgically debrided. They also thought it was most likely a spider bite so I was only treated short-term with abx and all Lyme tests done over the past 3 and a half years were negative, until I got tested by IGeneX.

Until yesterday, I had a diagnosis of fibro. Now I'm an official Lymie.

Oops, sorry, this was supposed to be a simple Yes or No answer. [bonk]

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yes, bullseye rash, and a tick. but didn't realize it was a tick and the rash was related until later.

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I am also curious how many people had a bulls eye rash but still have negative Western Blots? Wouldnt Drs notice that these tests are not reliable after getting negative results on a WB even with this bullseye rash???

unless the doctor saw the rash, they can doubt you. even if they saw the rash, they can say or think it's not the lyme rash. and a negative test would just make them more confident in their judgement. instead of the other way around.
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Yes, in 1988, dx 2001
round and nasty in the middle, duck said it was a spider bite [Mad]

Your friend Cassie [Wink]

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Yes and No. I was not aware of a tick, but I had a bulls-eye on my arm. Then I had bulls-eye rashes that tiled across my entire body from below my neck! My doctor spazzed when he saw it, he called the nurse in and they were both amazed by how many I had.

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Daughter has Bartonella straea...verticle red streaks that look like stretch marks. Mostly on abdomen, waist, and back of knees.

They are fading with treatment

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Yes but it wasn't a bullseye.
4 days after one PA said "Nah, that's not a tick bite"
I showed up to see the other PA with 10 spots all over, an 11th one sprouted while I was in the office.
Still took two and a half months to get a Lyme test.
[Roll Eyes]

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Tree, looks like you pulled this thread out of retirement...very interesting read...seems like it didn't matter whether there was the bull's eye rash or not, since the ducks didn't seem to recognize the issue even when there was a rash.

For me, no rash. No symptoms whatsoever for three months, then started with sore shoulder muscles.

The place in my foot where the tick bit me develops a keratosis(hard plug) all the time, and has been scraped by podiatry interns for 25 years. I never understood why until last year when I got diagnosed.

This is the odd thing about Lyme -- no one seems to have a clue about symptoms. This needs to change. I am doing my part to inform medical people here.

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Bullseye - YES
Rash - NO
Tick sighting - NO
2001 - had upper respitory infections and breathing problems and terrible knee pain. Doctors were no help.
2004 - bullseye on thigh. Doctor gave 21 days of amox same day. Said it was a spider bite since ticks aren't out Oct!! Been sick and gone downhill ever since.
Lyme tests - never positive
LLMD - found a great one and am doing much much better...walking normal again and no brain fog is fantastic!

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Yes to a bulls eye in the early 1990's and I never saw the tick. I was so messed up with neuro symptoms I did not know to get in a car and find a doctor.

I stayed in bed and went crazy instead with anxiety and panic attacks and a brain that no longer seemed to function.. when I did finally go to see ducks and shrinks none of them cared one bit when I told them about my rash or that I thought maybe I had LD.

To me at the time my bulls eye was something really strange and alien that did not seem real because nothing was making sense anymore.

I thought it might be a spider bite but I was in such a state I was not really reasoning well or thinking well. I did not understand that the rash had anything to do with my mental state. I just thought I was losing my mind.

My most recent bite May 31 of 2006 when I had already made an appointment to see my first LLMD for the first visit for my bite from the early 1990s and I was still waiting to get in to his office (with these gurus it can take weeks to see them) for the first visit. I received a red rash or about 3 rashes and found an adult tick crawling on my leg in my bed when I woke up in the a.m.

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YES - but had disappeared by the following morning and I didn't think to take a photograph.
I've had many more strange rashes since and now have photos of them all

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This may sound like a dumb question here, but I need to ask to satisfy the 1% of me that still doesnt get it.

According to the stuff I read on the CDC guidelines page, if you have the bullseye rash with the flulike symptoms then its definately Lyme?

IOW....if I lived in the middle of the woods in a rural heavily tick/chigger infested area, I get bit on a daily basis, 3 bites get a wierd rash, 1 gets the bullseye rash faintly, those bites take over 3 months to heal, I get all the flu stuff and a 104.5 temp that wont go away for days....then is it safe to assume that its Lyme?
I mean there is NO other disease or whatever that would make the bullseye under THOSE conditions?

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I feel the need to clarify since this is my first time posting.
The situation I described was my son at the age of 1.5 .He will turn 11 in May.

The area we lived in had 12 known cases of lyme and 1 death from lyme. Dozens of arthritis cases and 1 HMO approved duck for the whole area.

Duck said the syptoms and rash had to happen hours, not days, we therefore did not have lyme.
Just a nasty bug bite.

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Saw tick - no rash, no bullseye ever
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No--No Rash
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