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So super frustrating though that ticks carry this crazy hard to detect and potentially very damaging disease, but the more we know about it, the better we'll get at recognizing and treating before it causes too much damage.
My mom just got the rash a couple days ago... Third (?) time with Lyme for her. So she's on three weeks of antibiotics now. The thing is, she finds ticks on her all. the. time. so the fact that really a pretty small percentage of them have transmitted lyme is a teeny tiny bit reassuring.
7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +3 points
I dearly miss my girlpals, since i moved to a suburb far far away. but will be seeing one in a couple weeks and together we will travel for a week!! so super excited.
IN the meantime, this week, I have lunch with two potential new local friends and can't wait to possibly have girls in walking distance again. the friend-dating period is a tough one, but the rewards are so great!
7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 3 replies · +1 points
Here's my two cents: I believe that a tick has to be in you long enough to become engorged which is about 24 hours before it will infect you. Do you have any recollection of the day or night before you got bit and whether you checked under your boob and remember seeing anything? If you didn't have anything the night before, it was probably a spider, not a tick.
BUT if you don't know, and you think it could be a tick (ie you were out in the woods or tall grass in a place with lots of deer), doctors in my area (Eastern Long Island/Lyme capital of the world) are prescribing the following:
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE CAP 100MG
2 capsules by mouth
just once (at same time) a.s.a.p. --so don't wait for test.
Apparently one dose of that powerful antibiotic right away will catch the disease before it really gets into your system. The antibiotic will make you feel sick for a couple hours (take it with food if you're sensitive). Good luck! The great thing is you already went to the doctor and are already thinking about lyme, so you are well ahead of the curve. If you get sick, you wont waste any time with a mistaken diagnosis.
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7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 2 replies · +4 points
After a rough start to the week, my anxiety seems to be clearing a bit. I think much of it has to do with isolation/loneliness in a new place, but I finally have a tiny bit of a social calendar and things are looking up. Now just crossing my fingers I can build my resiliency for the next time things aren't looking so rosy.