Lyme disease suspected - rash, antibiotics query

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So, I have a rash that is very much like lyme and have been frequenting areas with known tick populations. I've had the rash for almost two weeks and it has been spreading and fading. I went to the doctor yesterday and she said that it was "too big" for a lyme lesion but all that I've read online suggests this is not the case. She prescribed me antibiotics but seemed to imply this was unnecessary. I don't want to take unnecessary antibiotics, particularly as I am breastfeeding but I've done a lot of reading online and cannot find any other plausible reason for this presentation of rash. What do you think?

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    Apologies for the false start with the images, couldn't see the upload box on my phone. This is how the rash progressed. It has almost completely gone now.

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     2 x 500mg clarithromycin daily for two weeks.  I think I'm going to take them, even though the doctor seemed sceptical about it being lyme as I haven't found another plausible explanation for the rash. 

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      If you don't take them and you have Lyme, you will regret that decision many months from now. Two weeks is nothing. You can handle it. Take a break from breast feeding. Your baby will be fine.

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      Glad you made that decision. smile

      My road back from Lyme has been long and winding. The two worst parts are the noise sensitivity and insomnia.

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