This is a discussion on May Have Lyme Disease within the Food, Health and Fitness Survival forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Well the Doctor took a look at the rash and said that I certainly have Lyme Disease. Said that the test was unnecessary. Said that ...
Well the Doctor took a look at the rash and said that I certainly have Lyme Disease. Said that the test was unnecessary. Said that it was in the very early stage, prescribed two weeks of Doxycycline and said that the med should take care of it given that is in the early stage. Of course to come back if it is not resolved. I am not really worried as the med should get rid of it. Hopefully.
The tell-tale bullseye rash. Hope you get well soon!
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Well glad you are not worried and will be ok, and thanks for teaching me something for I never knew lime disease had a look or something physical to watch out for. I sail the Shannon and many other rivers and the shore lines are filled with ticks which always had me worried about it. Best of luck to you and thanks for sharing.
I’ve had lyme 3 times over about an 8 year span. The only lasting effect is an irregular heart rhythm at times. I have a few friends that have had it a couple times as well… we’re all in the woods on a regular basis. Each of us has gone to various doctors for treatment and there is a range in the way docs may treat it. Many are not up to date on what works best.
My co-sufferers and I now agree that a 2 week course of Doxycycline IS NOT ENOUGH. We’ve each done 2 weeks as prescribed and had it come back or just plain linger for several months… aches and pains, lethargy, foggy mental state and heart palpitations. The third time I got it, I talked the doctor into doing a second 2 week session about a month following the initial one. The difference in how I felt was amazing. The returned mental clarity and loss of muscle and joint pain had me feeling better than I had in 2-3 years. They’ll tell you 2 weeks is typical and sufficient… typical maybe, but many people I’ve talked to agree, 2 weeks is not sufficient.
There’s a doctor in Connecticut (I don’t know the name) that has become a specialist in treating Lyme and has had people on much longer antibiotic courses with great success. It can be quite debilitating and negatively affect your daily life. Don’t screw around. If you can work out an extended duration of treatment somehow, go for it. The symptoms can abate and then come back a few months later and then are harder to get rid of. I don’t know why doctors want to draw the line at 2 weeks, but they’re under treating it and setting people up for permanent issues. At least your doctor has said to come back. I would do so without question. It’s not my intention to amp up your concerns, but to encourage you to advocate for yourself.
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I hope you get through this, I had it in 94, and tested positive again a couple months ago except this time the strain I have there is no treatment......good luck to you.....FYI, there are five different strains.....
I ordered a 30 day supply of Doxycillin and will take it after my initial 14 day supply from the Doc run out. I would rather run longer than have more serious symptoms down the road.