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I've been bitten by ticks (at least) 3 times

Skippa

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Once I found a tick body, and some smushed up legs on my calf.

Another time, I tweezed out a little fcker from my thigh.

Another time I got a big, bold bullseye rash on my leg that lasted for days and expanded before disappearing gradually.

Been tested for lyme a couple of times, all negative.

That is all, not sure if relevant or not.
 

duncan

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The bull's eye rash may be relevant. It might suggest you've at least been exposed to a strain of Borrelia Burgdorferi.

If that is correct, the possible issue might be whether you've resolved the infection on your own.
 
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brenda

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The bullseye IS relevant. By all accounts, it means you have it. Testing is unreliable. What you need is to take some natural or pharma antibiotics (doxy) to see if you herx. Samento is probably the best way to go thought others say take doxycycline 200 mg daily for at least a week, but do the research yourself and don't take my advice as I am not a doctor.
 

roller

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im unaware having ever had a tick.
our regions hymn reads "where the broom/gorse is blooming".

i had at least 2 rashes in early childhood (earlier than 5), the first one on the upper body and arms.
it was red bumps and very itchy, it may have been less itchy in the mornings.
it seems unlikely, that in this short time i was roaming around much, catching an infected tick.

the doctor was there and other women looked at it as well.
nobody knew what it was.

i love doxy.
 
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Helen

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Another time I got a big, bold bullseye rash on my leg

In many countries that would be a definite sign of Lyme disease and you would get antibiotics without any testing. I agree with Brenda and hope you can find good help which often is easier said than done. At least you now know what to look for. You might have co-infections from the tick-bite too. I got 14 days of Doxycycline 2x200 mg to start with, as I had the infection-s for years before, but it didn´t help so I am on a long-term treatment with a specialist. Best of luck, Skippa.
 

Skippa

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I already had ME/CFS when I got that rash, so the waters are clearly muddled, I didnt bother to get the rash checked just let it fade away...

Oh well, guess I'll look into natural stuff then.

Thanks for all inputs!