Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lyme Disease

Thanks for the thoughts of concern and caring, everyone.

I asked a friend to come by and look to see if I had a tick bite.  She was sure it was a bite, but maybe not a tick.  She took the picture and showed it to her husband who grew up in tick country.  He said, "definitely a tick bite." So she called me and suggested (ordered😀) I go to Urgent Care.

I went to the Urgent Care and announced to the nurse and then the doctor there that I had thought I had the flu but then I noticed this (turning and lifting my shirt). The nurse said, "I'll get the doctor, but I don't think you have the flu." The doctor then heard my tale and said, "That is definitely A Lyme rash and since you are reporting fever and other flu like symptoms, I am calling in a prescription for Doxycycline hyaclate immediately. You don't have flu."  So there were questions and answers and then I stopped at the pharmacy on my way home and took the first dose.

The doctor did not feel the need to take blood.  She thought it was early enough that antibodies might not be active yet but I was getting the antibiotic anyway so it was kind of a moot point.

My sister-in-law, who had Lyme's disease last summer, said, "Meet sleep, your new best friend."  That pretty much sums it up.  All other plans put on hold for the immediate future.

Sleep is a good thing.

14 comments:

  1. Oh no! Hopefully the meds work and you get over it quickly, with no lasting effects

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  2. If sleep is the cure, give it what it wants. You can catch up with life when you feel better. Do you know how/where you got the tick bite? Did I miss that story?

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  3. Happy that you got a proper diagnosis and already getting help. Glad your friend was able to "order" you to go to urgent care.

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  4. oh Olga take the meds, get rest, eat well. I've lived this through my spouse, you will be okay. just rest!! my hubby was on 3 meds, all 'cycline' type. So be careful of the sun while on them. He drove a car and his nail beds got burnt through the car window in a quick 15 minute drive. I only share this so you are protected while on the meds. Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

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  5. I am so happy you got help. Caught early it is treatable. Sounds like your doctor was up on the latest. Spoil yourself till you are feeling 100%. Be well sooooon.

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  6. Yes for sure you must rest all it takes to beat that ugly beastly nasty lyme.

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  7. Listen to your body and the doctor and get as much rest as needed. And order some chicken soup! get well soon.

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  8. Yes, having friends with Lyme and having a bought of it a few decades ago, I am glad you went to the health care office! Make sure you feel very good before being taken off the medicine.

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  9. Nasty Bugs! Wishing you a fast recovery. Fleas were horrible at my house this year.

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  10. Nasty business, lyme disease. Sleep is definitely good.

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  11. I think this is one of those do what your body says and ignore alle else times. Feel better

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  12. Glad you got quick care for Lyme. Had a cousin who didn't and not pleasant. Just finished reading another blogger who noted a vaccine had been developed in late nineties but discarded when so much resistance to all sorts of vaccines. Another in the works now, but will be about 6 years before studies finished.

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  13. Sweet dreams.Hope you are better soon!

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  14. I clicked on your link on Tom Sighting's blog and found your old blog here. I think I will stay here to read about your life, as it is more newsy than your wordpress blog. I hope your antibiotics work and cure the Lyme disease. Take care and aloha from Hawaii.

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