I had to stop by my vets office that day, so I asked his opinion- "So what kind of critter bit me ya think?" He looks at it and immediately says- a Lyme tick!
I went thru that last summer, lots of pain... 12 weeks of antibiotics... BUT I healed.
So my family doc calls in a powerful antibiotic- I go to the pharmacy on June 1st and pick it up. It says take 1 pill twice a day. Quantity of 12- no refill. I'm thinking, boy this IS powerful stuff... last year it was 12 weeks, this is JUST 12 pills. So I take ALL of the pills like I am suppose to.
Fast forward a few weeks. I think I have been beat up coz of all the work in the yards I have been doing. BUT the muscle cramps and joint pain are getting worse- even with rest.... when I have trouble bending my fingers and need Neo-Man to cut my food for me, walking is absolute torture, and the nightly charley horses in my legs and arms, I have had it- I call my doc and go in.
He casually says "well you still have a few weeks left on the antibiotics and it takes time".... I look at him and say- Doc, those 12 pills have been finished since June 5th.
He has that puzzled look on his face- "What 12 pills? I ordered 42 pills with refills!"
NOPE! Not what I got.... I only got 12. and that was nearly 6 weeks ago... too late.
I even went back to the pharmacy- and they got the call in as only 12 pills. GREAT!
So NOW I HAVE Lyme disease and I am NOW on the right dose of meds. Wonderful!!
So if you get a tick bite- my advise is RUN DON'T WALK to your doctor...
And I found out that NJ, PA & DE are Lyme tick central... more cases here than anywhere...
And I thought it was just my sister beating up on me!!
Whaddya know bout that!
Hopefully I can feel better soon coz I am leaving to go to the family reunion the end of the month... and I have sewing projects stacking up ^^^^ ...
Oh well, NOW I have pain pills - thank you very much! I am going to sleep and rest....