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I agree with a lot of people on here that knowledge/unerstanding at GP level is inadequate.However I feel i have been lucky when i read some of the post on here.
I was bitten in my left bisep Oct 2014, I devloped the classic rash a week later and myarm went stiff,I could not move my hand/wrist at al. My GP said' he had no idea what it was' and gave me cream for the rash. A week later the numbness was spreading so I went back. Ths time it was felt it was problem wth nerves, I was referred to have nerves checked (appointment was in two month from seein docto)
ByJan I was gettng worse wih loss of sensation, fever, headache etc.
I went to A/E, tried dr first no appointment for week, they did several test but did not know what was wrong. Then one Dr mentoned Lymes, he knew of it as had just been studying for a exam, I was put on oral antibotics and tested for Lyme
My legs then went and I could hardly walk. I was reffered to the RVI Newcastle, who were fantastic,there knowlede of Lyme was amazing. I was given IV antibotics and my arm/hand rcovered my legs eased. I can not praise them enougth.
Sorry to take so long to get to the point but, since I ended treatment my calfs are realy tight and It makes walking hard. I stretch ofen but always ends up stiff agan. I stil have reduced feeling in them. I know I am lucky compaired to many Lyme suffers and need to be paitend, Im told reovey could b up to six month. I would realy apprecaite any feedack on your recovey or if you have had simaler problem with legs.
Thank you in adance,
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