:( I'm having problems with a tick bite I received in April 06, I was bit in the head and a friend whose a nurse removed the tick, which was believed to be a deer... That day my lower skull bone and nyodes in my neck on the right side hurt and were aching. I went into the doctor that day and they said it had abcesed. They gave me the megadose of Doxy, one pill to ward off lyme if I had it. Anyway a few weeks later and still my head hurt, my neck and shoulder were stiff, and the nyodes were swollen, they kept checking my white count but nothing. They gave me a four week supply of Doxy.Months later and I still have stiffness in my shoulders and arms, everyday I have aching in my head, and headaches, which don't feel the same and an occasional migraine. When I had my first migraine it was very painful on the left top side of my head and now I have a warp or wave in the skull bone that was not there before. I've also been getting little bumps on my head and one that keeps recurring on my back that itch and break open and come and go in the exact same spot.
Again we do blood tests; no rise in the white count but possive in the RA and OA you should be 1-20 and I'm 80. I've looked up different tick borne diseases and keep coming up with Tularemia, but everyone says the Doxy, would take care of that, or I would be dead by now. Last night both arm pits had a marble size bump in the center that was very sore and hurt when I put my arms against my sides. I can't get referred to a infectious disease doctor because they won't see you unless your white count is elevated. HELP!!!!!