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valymemom
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My son removed a tick here in early January before showering in the morning. Since his older brother was diagnosed a year ago (after five years of symptoms), my husband and I immediately gave him amoxicillin.

Our lyme rheumotologist said to get 4 - 6 weeks meds for him from our internist. He had five weeks worth and now he is writing from college saying he cannot get enough sleep - is sleeping 10 - 12 hours - and waking not rested.

Could this be lyme onset?


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This one can only be properly advised by a medical professional.

However, in my specific, subjective case, that was the first symptom. Amoxicillin did not work for me at all, but I also had co-infections.


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COULD be. Could also be babesia. I would definitely get him tested. Use Igenex for best results.

I am not a dr!

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That was how I started out. I was totally exhausted all the time. It got so bad that I could barely walk from one room to the next. Gradually, the other symptoms showed up. It took 15 years to get the correct diagnosis.

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Thats how it started for me. If I knew
then what I know now-- I would take meds
for a long time-- It seems that if you
get abx right away-- and I think we
are talking a week or two-- you can kill
this stuff-- If you delay--or do not
take abx long enough-- it will come back
and be Much harder to deal with.
--Jay--

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I just was reading a long article and tetracycline was mentioned as a good first antibiotic. I wonder was anyone on that at the onset of symptoms?
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This is exactly how mine started...I got more tired every day.........sleeping 10-12 hrs. and taking a tiny walk to the mailbox would require a 2 hour nap!! Then insomnia hit as well......it went downhill & then the aches and pains started.

I hope he gets to a lyme doc real soon!

Gail


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I had a period where they told me I had a "mono-like" illness but I kept testing negative to mono. It might have been lyme. Though I had issues before then.
Also now I have reactivated ebstein-barr as well, but since it's a re-occurance not the first time, I have no idea when I got that either.
Fatigue was definately an early symptom that generally I blamed on having heavy periods and blood loss, in retrospect it was probably not from that.

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Thank you all for your input. I want to have him tested at MDL or Igenex labs and do not know if those labs are used by our internist. I am going to download information on both labs to take to him.

I worry, though: I am taking this to a doctor who tossed the tick in the trash and on the bill/diagnosis/receipt that we received in the mail it was written "insect bite" instead of tick bite.


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Posted by valymemom:
Thank you all for your input. I want to have him tested at MDL or Igenex labs and do not know if those labs are used by our internist. I am going to download information on both labs to take to him.

I worry, though: I am taking this to a doctor who tossed the tick in the trash and on the bill/diagnosis/receipt that we received in the mail it was written "insect bite" instead of tick bite."

Yes, print off BOTH forms required by IGX & MDL! They will need drs. signature, DIAGNOSIS code, date, etc.

Whatever lab you go with, write on the form FAX RESULTS TO DR. Snail mail paper copy also. fyi, my results were lost over 4 plus weeks.

I also started out with mono...who knows, that was 35 years ago & I was finally dx correctly 7-04! Fatigue has been with me all this time plus the fibromyalgia pain & all the other garbage that comes with this.

10 yrs. ago the rash started, no bulls-eye. I had 4 skin biopsies done in a yrs. time. All negative "unknown bug bite" ... it was LYME. I've never talked to those skin drs. but when I see them in the street, they will get a good piece of my mind. LOL.

ALSO, get copies of ALL the drs. medical reports, labs, xrays, etc. This way you can address any ERRORS made on them as well know what was done and when so REPEAT TESTS are not done.
Bettyg


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