- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Hi Ladies, I’m hoping that maybe someone may have some information on this.
I am pretty much a factory of allergies/inflammation. I have asthma, terrible allergies, my hands peel and I get hives every other month if I’m lucky. And this is just the most common symtoms. I also get random rashes, some I see repeatedly, others come and go never to be seen again.
Last year I started developing a rash on my calf. I thought it was my hives creeping up from the tops of my feet (since it had already moved from one foot to another). I was annoyed and sad, but there wasn’t much to be done about it. In the next few days, the small red rash had gotten to be about a 2″ diameter and another 1.5-2″ around that was hard to the touch and white, with the outermost edges being red again.
At this point I’m still like “weird, what the f is this” but again- I get so many rashes, it doesn’t really faze me. Until my ankle blew up like a balloon. I literally had the same size leg from the bottom of my thigh to my ankle. It was redonk. At this point, my fiance makes me go to UC, because this is some creepy shit.
I get there and the doctor has no clue what’s going on. I’m still under the impression that it’s something allergy related and I probably got bit by something a little poisoness and my body went beserk.
However, a few weeks ago I was looking up rashes trying to figure out how I might stop getting the hives on my feet- I found a picture of a rash that was straight up similar to the weird one a year before. When I clicked, it was lyme disease.
I live in San Diego, and with the exception of taking a walk through a foresty kind of hill area, I can’t think of a time when I would have gotten a tick bite. I have never seen a tick in San Diego, or California to that matter. To have gotten one and never noticed it seems unlikely.
Do you ladies know of any other reason I may have gotten a rash so similiar to the classic lyme bulls eye? Any ladies with similar stories? I’m starting to freak out a little that I didn’t catch it in time and I’m going to spend my life miserable.