If anyone could PM me on here if they know of a Lyme literate doc in Minnesota, I am in Duluth and could use one. I can travel to the twin cities or anywhere in northern WI too.
I am an adult and this referral is for me. I haven't even been able to get tested and I have been to so many doctors...the soonest appointment I could get was mid-August, and I am nearly certain whoever that doc is will tell me I don't need to be tested too.
I developed sudden severe arthritis in both knees last fall. That has significantly impacted my life.Other issues are daily headaches, muscle weakness and shooting muscle pain, balance issues, muscle twitches, etc.
I have had lots of tick bites over the years, but developed an infected bite and rash from a DOG tick last summer, and have read that it's not just deer ticks that can carry lyme- what do others think? If you're reading this and have an opinion, feel free to message me.
I am new to all of this. Thank you!
Posts: 1 | From Duluth, MN | Registered: Jun 2014
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Not all ticks carry Lyme disease. Any biting insects can also transmit it.
We never saw any ticks on my son, but he had a number of mosquito bites on his thigh where there was an oval red rash (which I later found out was a form of the classic "bull's-eye rash" and indicative of Lyme).
You need to be evaluated and treated by a Lyme-literate doctor (LLMD). Non LLMDs have no clue about this horrible disease and its complex treatment!
When you call for an appointment, ask if they have any cancellations or a waiting list. Patients have been able to get in earlier by doing this.