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Hi ! I'm Just after a few different opinions as I'm worried sick about this and symptoms are getting worse each day. I'm from Liverpool in the Uk and 7 weeks ago I started itching my leg a lot, it started out just looking like a mozzy bite & ended up growing over the next 10 days to about 5cm, it became red then looked like a bruise, then another one started itching on my bicep which was pink and circular shaped, but not a bullseye look, in the end I went to my GP and he mentioned Lyme disease but said it didn't look like the typical Lyme rashes and gave me cream, at this point I'd never heard of the disease. So I done a bit of research and spoke with friends and they told me to demand my GP send me for a blood test and put me on Doxycycline as precaution. I started it about 10 days after noticing the first itch (100mg x2 for 14 days) at this point I had no other symptoms, around about day 8/9 I started feeling really fatigued & as I drew closer to day 14 I noticed feeling dizzy and off balance and generally lethargic and weak, I went back to my GP and he said my symptoms were just from the medication but he was happy to prescribe another 2 weeks if it was worrying me, the symptoms continued and along and then came some brief and mild shooting pains in hands, feet, legs etc etc, but no flu symptoms. As i was getting closer to my day 28 on the Meds the symptoms remained, I stopped taking them 1 week ago and I'm worse now than when I was on the doxy, last night I noticed I was having some headaches too (mild) I'm currently waiting on the results from a 2nd blood test as the first one after two weeks was ok, I went to A&E at the Hospital for a 2nd opinion and the doctor done a urine sample and ECG. He told me to stop taking the Doxy "you don't have Lyme and the medication will be making you ill". I'd love some advice on what to do next or opinions, should I demand more Doxy at this point and how long for, fed up of being dizzy ???? Look forward to hearing some response as I'm worried sick.
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