Found out I might have Lyme disease 1 month before my wedding

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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858 posts
Busy bee

aw sorry to hear this lady. Definitely the last thing you want to worry about before your wedding. Where is the infected area? Just try to stay positive. Stress only induces further issues and will not help your body to heal. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m so sorry this happened right before the wedding!!! I have Lyme too (diagnosed at 16) and my bite looked nothing like a bullseye, in fact they aren’t even sure that I didn’t have it prior to the bite. It started as a little spot right behind my knee, and it took until it had completely wrapped itself around my thigh for my doctor to think it was something to take seriously (needless-to-say, I switched doctors) and order blood tests. Not-so-shockingly, the results came back with I high level of Lyme that was not far from seriously attacking my liver and kidneys. Be glad you caught it early because it can become really scary! 

Also, and I absolutely do not mean this to stress you out further, but I feel like it’s best you know, Amoxicillin is apparently not as effective in treating it as Doxy is. However, it doesn’t knock you on your ass nearly as badly as Doxy does either. Make sure you eat yogurt/kefir to keep that good bacteria in your digestive tract. The doxy did a number to my tummy the first week or so until I started loading up on probiotics.

In the grand scheme of things, though, it could be a lot worse! Don’t let some stupid bugs ruin your special day!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

BakerBee16:  well if there is anythign to be thankful for, its that its not on your arm or somewhere super visible. At least its in a hidden spot and wont be an eye sore on your big day. However, it will be gone by them (positive thinking) Good luck love. 

Maybe for future, and i have no idea what kind of insect problems you have wher eyou live, but maybe treat your house with a natural repellent. I use tea tree diluted in water, and spray my house weekly, not only is it a natural bug repellent but disinfectant as well and keeps the house smelling fresh 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Lyme disease can become a chronic lifelong issue if not treated properly. I’d prioritize taking the Doxy over “not wanting to spend a lot of money before the wedding”. Your health is more important!

Post # 7
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Newbee

BakerBee16:  I just had lyme disease diagnosed for the second time this past summer. it made me bedridden for months (its worse if you get it more than once).

I don’t think it sounds like Lyme though. I was feeling pretty terrible within a week of seeing the rash – and the rash stays for at least a couple of days. Sometimes fleas and spiders leave ring shaped rashes. Lyme rashes are not itchy from my experience – and they are independent of other rashes (like itchy flea bites). They get darker and lighter at random times of the day but they don’t go away with antihistamines.

You 100% need to take the treatment though – seriously. But I wouldn’t worry too much about it at this point since it sounds really unlikely from what you described

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

BakerBee16:  Did you discuss getting tested for it?  I don’t know all of the details for the timing and accuracy, but I would at least want to have that conversation with a doctor.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

BakerBee16:  

Whoa whoa whoa people!! You can’t get Lyme’s disease from fleas. Only from ticks. It’s a known fact.

 

 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

BakerBee16:  Please remember that not everything you read on the internet is true. Any idiot can post whatever they want. There is no scientific evidence that Lyme disease is transferred by fleas.

As an aside, what have you done to treat the flea infestation? I presume it’s in your home. Have you treated your animals? cleaned the house?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Please listen to the CDC over any random website on the internet.

This doesn’t sound like Lyme disease, and your doctor hasn’t done the proper tests to diagnose it or rule it out. Try not to get too freaked out about something that hasn’t even been confirmed yet. Honestly, it sounds like a mild delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to an itchy bug bite.

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