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Hi. Am new here & have just been to see a GP and had an experience on a par with others...Im looking for opinions, maybe advice..currently absorbing literally everything and my mind is a whirl.
The bite in the pic was taken end of July this year, whilst camping in Cambs - I didnt make a connection between this and Lyme till yesterday. Suffice to say to the last 36 hours have been spent researching what to do about it. The 'target' mark was no bigger the 3cm, painless, lasted a week and a half. Its small yes, but looks typical. I think I have conviced myself that it must be LD.
However, I dont think I have had any unusual symptons in the last 11 weeks. I recall a 24hr virus/fever over the summer, but cant even be sure if it was before or after the bite. In any case it was gone extremely quickly. From what I can make out however this isnt necessarily relevant?
So my GP had little knowledge but after googling agreed it was probably a LD infected bite. I've been given what seems the standard 100mg Doxycycline for 2 weeks (2 a day). She didnt see the point of having a blood test done?! I kind of wanted to just get past that stage and seek an expert, though it seems they are few and far between.
I feel like I am at a comparatively early stage and maybe have an opportunity to treat to this. Am I on the right track with the Antibiotics? Should I follow the course and then get a blood test? I have read that the dose is weak and too short.....Its been 11 weeks so the tests would be more accurate then straight after the bite?
Am so amzed about peoples experiences in the UK, really feel for you.
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