What would people do in my shoes

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Hello again, just interested to know what others would do in my shoes, I've been on antibiotics now for over 6 weeks after having two rashes, 10 days later went the docs and he put me on 14 days Doxy 100mg x2, after around 8/9 days so about 18 days after getting bit I started to feel dizzy and off balance, I got another 3 weeks Doxy then went to a private clinic in Hemel Hempstead for more testing and he prescribed me a month Cefuroxime 500Mg x2, all in all I've done over 6 weeks antibiotics and the dizziness and mild fatigue (crappy feeling) is still there, I got my second Blood test back from Porton down tested 6 weeks after bite and it was negative at C6 0.601 and the month before was 0.598, now the reason I'm posting is my anxiety and now depressiion has beaten me and I'm in a bad place, I had my immunology test back yesterday from the private clinic and was fine, no abnormalities to report, I just feel that if it was Lyme my symptoms would have gone now after 6 weeks antibiotics starting 10 days after noticing my first itch (rash) and I'm thinking the antibiotics and Citalopram I'm now taking are making me worse 😞, I don't get my private Lab Lyme results back until 4th November, do I carry on with the Meds even though they're not working and my mental state is declining rapidly or what ? Opinions would be greatful

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    Yes I'm finding the uncertainty a worry and confusing. I have an undiagnosed circular rash on my arm (I posted pics in a discussion called Lyme rash?).

    The doctor wasn't convinced when I suggested Lyme but gave me doxycycline to cover the possibility and I don't know if to continue with them or to get a blood test to find out either way. I don't want to be worrying the rest of my life.

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      Yeah I seen your rash the other day, I'm the last person to give advice as I'm still waiting on results myself, my symptoms are getting worse and the antiotics are doing nothing, sorry I'm of little help

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      It's ok Dave. I was just sympathising with you really, with the worrying.

      I take passionflower tablets, supposed to help with mild stress and anxiety, maybe you could try something like that.

      Hope you feel better soon.

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    hi dave, just seeing how you are doing have you had your results yet ? hope things are starting to improve are you still taking the doxy and have you had any advice from ither GP or ID specialist?
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      Hi ya Vicky, yes I got my results back from Germany and IgneX in California and they were all negative, I tested + on band 41 on IGM and IGG but everything else was negative, I feel a bit better now and I'm back working, I'm still taking the Cefuroxime that my private doctor prescribed and I'm gunna see how I feel when they're finished next week, still waiting on results from an organic acid test which is pretty much an all round health check, but I've had 3 different Lyme tests now in 3 countries and all negative, how are you feeling yourself ? Any better ?

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      thats good news for you that they are all negative and looks like youve had the best testing. it may be that the early antibiotics have worked or it wasnt lymes ither way you seem better the not knowing is the worst part. im still very ill but not going to give up until i know for sure what is causing it i think you did the right thing taking the private route and you were lucky to have a great GP who was obviously aware of lymes. hope you continue to feel better

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