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Old 05-28-2018, 07:32 PM
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About 20-30 days ago I removed several ticks that were buried in. Two days ago as I was driving across the country and started to feel a little off. Then yesterday I went from feeling a little off to pretty much being crippled with flu like symptoms, headache, body aches, hacking stuff up and hot/cold sweats.

I was in Quantico when I got the tick bites. I did not observe a rash but I could have missed it due to being in the field and not looking myself over in a mirror.

Am I Fu*ked?
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:41 PM
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No. You won't necessarily see a bulls eye rash in every case. Go and see a doctor and get tested. In the early stages Lyme disease can be cured with a course of antibiotics.
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Get checked for all tick born illness' including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, not just Lyme disease!
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:11 PM
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Been there twice. With Lyme that is. Symptoms sound familiar. The overnight onset of flu-like feeling with weakness and off/on fever sounds very familiar.

No​​​ guarantee that you will have a rash that you can find. I did once out of two. Could also be a tick-borne disease other than Lyme.

I would go to doctor ASAP. If you are fairly certain, and doctor doesn't suspect something else that seems likely, I suggest not waiting for the Lyme blood test because it is very inconclusive and treatment is the same for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases - 30 days of doxycycline.

You do not want to put off starting your course of doxy because symptoms will get worse and people sometimes develop irreversible conditions or end up having to stay on the doxy for 6 months or more. Also, don't quit taking the doxy just because you quit feeling the symptoms or you will run chance of having relapses for years like I did the first time.

The 30 days of doxy was no picnic. After the Lyme symptoms went away I nearly fell out while helping a friend with his fence and had to take the last week off from work. The last few days my stomach felt like I had swallowed a hot piece of metal and I could only have white bread and watered down Gatorade or I would writhe in pain. Maybe yogurt would help prevent that.

Good luck with it!
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Might be any number of tick borne illnesses, including lyme. See a doctor asap.
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:31 PM
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Ugg really the last thing I need to be dealing with right now. Thanks for the advice. I have done a 12 day doxy treatment before for another issue and it sucks. Heading to the doc tomorrow. Iím in the west coast now so I doubt the doctors out here have much experience with tick illnesses.
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Get to Doc. Get on Doxy.
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DO NOT LET DOCS TALK YOU OUT OF TESTING OR TREATMENT!!!

Please trust me on this. Many insurance companies DO NOT want Lyme diagnosis, it can be long term if not dealt with.
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Plenty of ticks on the west coast. You need a little more urgency. Were you seriously waiting to see a doctor depending on what response you got on this forum?!?
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Two years ago I came down with flu symptoms. Went to my doctor and she down played my symptoms and said I was likely dehydrated. Then I passed out in her office. That got me a ride to the ER in an ambulance. Fortunately there was a sharp ER doctor that looked at my blood work and made an educated guess that I had Ehrlichia. A tick born disease carried by deer ticks. My white blood cell count was very low and my liver numbers were extremely high. I wasn’t in liver failure yet but they were worried. I spent almost a week in the hospital being pumped full of antibiotics. The blood work that tests for it took over two weeks to officially confirm but ultimately came back positive. It truly took me two months to fully recover from.

This is serious stuff. Don’t mess around. Go to the doctor.
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I had Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever 3 years ago, thought I was dying. Good thing the local clinic nurse tested me for it, it usually is not included in regular blood work. SHe tested me for it because her husband had it recently.
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Ticks are my new worst enemy...had one on me a few weeks ago, but plucked him out and haven't felt any different. Pops found one on him after we went to farm this past weekend. They freak me out with all the stuff going on now. Just recently, read about a new "disease" that can make people allergic to mammal meat. ugh...good luck
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I had Lyme 2 years ago. It was brutal, I had a different feeling on doxy made me feel like a super hero lol. I pull ticks off my daily and am deathly afraid of getting it again. Same symptoms for me I couldnít get off the
couch lost 40 pounds. People were asking me if I was on crack. Went from 200 to 160 in a months time. I had the bull eyes inside my arm so I didnít notice it at first. I install invisible fencing in CT and pretty much in and crawling in the woods daily. Sooner you get on the medicine and earlier you get it the faster it goes away. Good luck man
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
Ticks are my new worst enemy...had one on me a few weeks ago, but plucked him out and haven't felt any different. Pops found one on him after we went to farm this past weekend. They freak me out with all the stuff going on now. Just recently, read about a new "disease" that can make people allergic to mammal meat. ugh...good luck

Buddy of mine picked that up 3 or 4 years ago. Had to quit beef all together. Can't even have soup that has beef broth in it.
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Go to an urgent care facility now.
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Originally Posted by Aus Slipstream View Post
No. You won't necessarily see a bulls eye rash in every case. Go and see a doctor and get tested. In the early stages Lyme disease can be cured with a course of antibiotics.
early cases can also give false negative
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Two years ago I came down with flu symptoms. Went to my doctor and she down played my symptoms and said I was likely dehydrated. Then I passed out in her office. That got me a ride to the ER in an ambulance. Fortunately there was a sharp ER doctor that looked at my blood work and made an educated guess that I had Ehrlichia. A tick born disease carried by deer ticks. My white blood cell count was very low and my liver numbers were extremely high. I wasnít in liver failure yet but they were worried. I spent almost a week in the hospital being pumped full of antibiotics. The blood work that tests for it took over two weeks to officially confirm but ultimately came back positive. It truly took me two months to fully recover from.

This is serious stuff. Donít mess around. Go to the doctor.
My first go round I thought it may have been Ehrlichia because no rash ever developed and one of my dogs wouldn't hardly get up and vet tested him + for it it shortly after I developed symptoms and underwent treatment.

After my first round with a tick-borne disease around 1995, I had relapses for years thereafter. Doctors were not familiar with it, especially in Fla. One doc told me I wasn't drinking enough water.
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Brook is friend of mine from high school almost died from Lyme itís no joke.

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I lived what raystein described....go see a doctor
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I had the same thing happen, same symptoms. Pulled a tick off my neck at the hunt camp.Couldnt take it any longer, went to ER. First they didnt really know what to do, but after they figured it out, gave me some meds. They worked, that was 20+ years ago. They said it was beginning stage of Lymes, there is a justation period. Get it early as possible.
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