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TN Kim
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Ok, I was dx with Lyme and possible Bart over 2 years ago after a tick bite. Was on abx therapy

for about 6 months then stopped on my own because I was tired of taking so many meds.

This Spring, I got another bite and found the engorged tick on my belly during the night. I contacted my LLMD and he started me on high

doses of Doxycycline and took it for 3.5 weeks before I started to develop a rash on my arms.

The left arm was worse from driving so I figured I would STOP the Doxy and DID.

That was OVER a WEEK ago and I have STAYED out of the sun. My rash is increasing WORSE and

SPREADING up my arm and down to my fingers! I went to my walk-in clinic and they wouldn't treat me ... said I needed to see the

prescribing doctor of the Doxy! They even made me an appt with him for tomorrow morning.

Problem is that is over an hour's drive for me and I am miserable NOW and SCARED! The NP at

the clinic wasn't sure it was even from the Doxy since it's gotten worse after stopping over a

week ago.

I have calls into my LLMD but so far he has not offered any help! I have even e-mailed links to

pictures of my rash to him and am waiting / hoping to hear something back and SOON! Any ideas / advice, suggestions appreciated!!!

EDIT: LLMD called and is prescribing me with a Medrol Dose Pack to start tonight until I can

get to see him tomorrow morning. This is a STEROID! But he is my LYme doctor... so what

do you all think?

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Bite 4/22/12
abx 5/03/12
neg. Lyme
pos. Cpn 5/17/12

Bite 5/22/10
abx 6/25/10

IgM Igenex Positive & CDC/NYS Positive with 18+ ; 23-25+; 31+; 34+; 41+; 66+; 83-93 (IND)

IgG Igenex Positive; CDC/NYS Negative with 31+; 39 (IND); 41++; 58+

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Lymetoo
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Does the rash look like what you posted a few weeks ago?

Moving to Medical Questions for more help.

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--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

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