When and how do you know?

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Just curious as to when and how long it took to find out if you had lymes? August 3rd I got bit by something, ended up getting a red hot swollen rash. Urgent care gave me doxycycline for 7 days but it only took it for 5.. (never told me what I was bit by btw) August 6th I started getting shakey, tingly hands, awful headaches every single day, elbow joint pain, arm pain, extreme fatigue, depression. Doctors just say I’m depressed but I am now starting to think the Bite had something to do with how I feel. I pretty much match most symptoms. Let me know, thanks!


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    I spent a lot of time outside and had been bitten by several ticks. I supposedly was tested for Lyme and told I did not have it. Eventually I was sent to a neurosurgeon for fluid on the brain. After some tests he said I did not have fluid on the brain but Lyme. I had it for over a year before it was diagnosed. I was given antibiotics and told I was cured. But I still have a lot of problems which I believe some are a result of Lyme. If you have Lyme, I hope you will be thoroughly treated and have no lingering problems.
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    Find a LLMD and get on antibiotics right now. In the US this should be easy. It is very frustrating to read stories like this in early lyme that still have a chance of good recovery with the right treatment. 5 days antibiotics  would rarely work. It’s important to just go and find a doctor who understands Lyme. Don’t wait around for this to get worse. 

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