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Erythema migrans! sign of Lyme Disease

Discussion in 'Hygiene and First Aid / Medicinal' started by Dogoak, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Ivan...

    Ivan... Ex member

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    I really feel for you mate, as i have been down this road, i was very lucky that my GP, was very interested, and that i had a perfect bullseye on my thigh when examined, i can honestly say it made me feel awful! I felt like an old worn out creaky man, weak as a kitten aching hips and knees, faint sick and allsorts, i was also on those antibiotics for 6 weeks, and had 3 blood tests, anyway the upshot was a phone call, several weeks later to say negative, that was over a year ago.

    But i can't say at times when i am feeling rotten, that it does not cross my mind that it's come back, thats probably paranoia, getting old, too much beer and too many fags.

    Good luck sir.

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  2. ozzy1977

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    Hope everything goes well, I remember having it as a kid, not pleasant at all.
     
  3. Bucephalas

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    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.
    I was hospitalised with mine and had some organ issues as a result. I had every blood test there is but the one I needed was taken 6 weeks after the onset of symptoms. This test would show the required anti-bodies in the blood confirming Lyme.

    If I had access to a handgun at the time, I would genuinely have eaten a bullet to stop the pain.

    I hope you've escaped the worst.


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  4. Dogoak

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    Thanks for the thoughts folks. I've been a very, very lucky boy and I think that's down to the fact that I developed the EM rash and I recognised it.

    Just a note for anyone interested, the mark that I intially spotted (where I thought I'd caught myself on branch) was red, like the EM in the photo, probably around 50mm accross and not broken (no ring), there was also no sign of a bite.
     
  5. Dave

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    Good luck mate. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
     
  6. ammo

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    I hope that your feeling better soon. I never thought tick bites were so bad, or it was very rare for it develop as such.
    I really do learn something new everyday, on here.
    Thanks for posting this.
     
  7. Dogoak

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    Cheers Dave & Ammo, fingers crossed, think I've been one of the lucky ones, perhaps speed is of the essence.
     

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