Early Lyme Treatment Success Stories Request
June 2, 2014 10:59 AM Subscribe
Have any of you, or people you know, developed a rash from a tick bite, and maybe additional symptoms, treated it early, and recovered without issues? If so, how long were antibiotics taken for?
posted by frankturning to Health & Fitness (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Hi all, I was bit by a tick a few weeks ago, developed a very small rash, and started hardcore antibiotic treatment 5 days after bite. The rash went away quickly, and pretty sure I never felt additional symptoms other than the rash. The rash was very small, not a bullseye rash either. I'm unsure how much longer to continue treatment. It's been 3.5 weeks so far.
The reason I'm here is because the only people on the internet discussing lyme, especially in conventional lyme discussion forums, are people with horrible chronic lyme who've needed months and years of treatment. I want to know what I should do if starting treatment early, with no symptoms.
My doctor plans to have me on 6 weeks of multiple antibiotics. I feel like this might be overdoing it. He's a lyme doctor, treats chronic lyme people, and I get the feeling is treating me as if I have chronic lyme. The CDC recommends 2-4 weeks, but I don't necessarily trust the CDC with regard to lyme, considering the controversy and politics of the disease.
Any anecdotal support for treatment of early lyme would be appreciated, whether treatment was successful or unsuccessful.