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Lyme Disease!

I was out in the mountains the other day and I just found a tick in my room today which I could only assume followed me home. I also did find one in my hair but I didn't feel a bite.

Has anyone had lyme disease or known anyone to have it? I am not sure if I got a bite but I am a little worried. It's also too early for symptoms so I guess I'll play the waiting game.

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I'm no expert, but did the tick embed itself into your skin. If so is there a reddish circle where it is/was? Do not wait for treatment, lyme disease is not something that goes away. It can disable you permanently and ruin the rest of your life! I'm serious, do a search.

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I'm no expert, but did the tick embed itself into your skin. If so is there a reddish circle where it is/was? Do not wait for treatment, lyme disease is not something that goes away. It can disable you permanently and ruin the rest of your life! I'm serious, do a search.
I didn't feel anything, I just found two ticks (one in my hair) and one waltzing around my area. I can't really check because my hair is in the way. I am heading down to my doctor this week!

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I'm no expert, but did the tick embed itself into your skin. If so is there a reddish circle where it is/was? Do not wait for treatment, lyme disease is not something that goes away. It can disable you permanently and ruin the rest of your life! I'm serious, do a search.
I didn't feel anything, I just found two ticks (one in my hair) and one waltzing around my area. I can't really check because my hair is in the way. I am heading down to my doctor this week!

DO NOT WAIT!!!!! IMMEDIATLY CALL BARNUM & BAILY'S CIRCUS!!!!!
A waltzing tick is not something you see every day, my friend.

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chances of getting lymed are soooo low. i run into thousands of tics a year and have never worried. just because they imbeded doesn't mean you got it either. wear a hat next time or stay out of woods if you're gonna loose sleep over it. [8D]

what kind of tic was it? i think the small deer tics are the main culprit of the desease but any of them can carry it.



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My big issue here is, will I feel a tick bite? I pretty much came home and passed out after my 10 km journey. I am thinking it may have bit me in my sleep.

Oh and I am pretty sure this was the culprit.


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The chance of acquiring Lyme disease from one encounter with a tick is extremely low. One of the first symptoms of Lyme disease is the red, circular rash (erythema migrans) as noted in an earlier post. Another symptom is severe fatigue. Lyme disease is curable with antibiotics, as long as they are started quite soon after infection. I think Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is the most common antibiotic used. (It smells like cat piss, BTW.[xx(])
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no you will not. they don't just bite and move on. they attach and suck.



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If you get bitten by a lunatic you will know all about it.They tend to go for the ears and spend a lot of time practicing on their own.
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I had a cousin that got it at Boy Scout camp. It was months before a homeopathic physician diagnosed it and was later confirmed by blood tests. It can affect you mentally as well as physically. He is now bi-polar with OCD. Don't let it go too long!
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