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lyme-how long after bite do symptoms appear?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 29, 2007
  • 07:16 PM

About two years ago I went to the ER because I had a rash that hurt on my arm and in the middle of it looked like a tiny bite mrk. Doctors were baffled didn't know what it was and sent me home. Then a little over a year later I started experiencing all these symptoms;fatigue, headaches, dizziness, loss if concentration, twitching. Can that have been a tick bite and if so can symptms appear a year later? Doctors think I'm depressed but I know something else is going on.

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  • Well chronic lyme's disease isn't generally accepted by most doctors to even exist; however, I'd bug them to anyways, make him give in to getting you tested :D The rash is usually like a bull's-eye, do you remember what it looked like? Also, dizziness is not something to mess around with, I wouldn't settle with some half-assed depression diagnosis cause they're being lazy. Also, lyme's disease is not the only tick bite disease, there's several, and I'm pretty sure some of those do linger.
    not a fifty five 34 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 08:39 PM
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  • it could be months or years for chronic symptoms to hit you like a brick wall. keep looking for a doc that is receptive. for some reason lyme disease is a very political topic. be persistent
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 30, 2007
    • 06:25 AM
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