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.Thanks mate.
Just heard the blood test result is negative, which apparently doesn't mean I haven't got it! The EM rash is the clear indicator............
'Testing is not generally considered to be necessary for people with erythema migrans and a history of a tick bite or possible exposure to ticks, as this presentation is sufficient to make a clinical diagnosis of Lyme disease'.
One more week to go on the Doxycycline!
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.