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Hi, Im just looking for a little advice or if anyone has a similar experience.
Three and a half weeks ago I discovered a tick attached inside my belly button. I had most probably picked it up three days before when I was walking in a forest. Due to where the tick was i was not able to remove it myself so had to attend the local minor injury clinic where it was removed. A few days later I started to feel very unwell - swollen glands, aching muscles and joints, severe headache and light and sound sensitivity. I went to my GP who prescribed a two week course of doxycycline. After starting the antibiotics i felt much worse and developed other symptoms including the round rash, red swollen eyes and numbness in my face and hands. I completed the antibiotics then returned to the doctor last week who told me it was now post-infectious so further antibiotics would not be helpful.
I still feel very achy with sore joints and nasty headaches. Im also incredibly tired and have been sleeping for about 16 hours in every 24.
I was hoping to return to work this week but I am totally unable to function properly.
I was just wondering if anyone had a similar experience or if there is anything I can do to start feeling better? Also, after antibiotic treatment how long did it take others to start feeling better?
Any information would be fantastic!!
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