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Have lyme disease, pain in head and legs. How to get rid of this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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Doctor:How may I help you?
User:worried i have lyme dieases as i have head pain and i have pain in my legs
Doctor:I see
Doctor:lets review the history
Doctor:when did the discomfort start?
User:about 4 days ago
Doctor:where is the pain located?
User:i have a red ring around my mozzie bites
Doctor:Can you explain what mozzie bites are?
User:i have pain in the head and neck and in the legs also
Doctor:and the red ring
Doctor:where is it located again?
User:little flys tat bite u and make u itchy
Doctor:This does not sound like typical lymes
Doctor:Lymes presents with one large lesion
Doctor:looking like a bulls eye
Doctor:it is caused by a bite of a deer tick
Doctor:Have you been exposed to deer or deer ticks recently?
Doctor:in the woods?
Doctor:hiking or hunting?
User:i have a large round red XXXXXXX around the bite
Doctor:how large would you say?
Doctor:the diameter
User:i ad a tick on my neck about 1 month ago
User:how big is diameter
Doctor:would you say a few inches?
User:3 inches
Doctor:the bullseye rash is usually at the place where the bite occurred
Doctor:I see
Doctor:At this point there are 2 options
Doctor:one is to go and have a blood test performed by your doctor
Doctor:the second option is to treat you with antibiotics for 2 or 3 weeks assuming you could have possibly been exposed
Doctor:Have there been cases of Lymes near you?
User:i have a mozeie bites
User:not sure
Doctor:I see
User:i have bad head pain
User:and pain in legs
Doctor:where in the legs?
Doctor:both legs?
Doctor:where in the legs
User:top and bottom of legs
User:and thighs
Doctor:Well it is very unlikely to be Lymes but in order to be 100 percent sure it would require a blood test
Doctor:are you able to see a doctor for a blood test?
Doctor:or a prescription for antibiotic?
Doctor:this is only something a doctor can provide
Doctor:I do not think you are in danger at all right now
Doctor:but to be complete a visit to your doctor would be in order.
Doctor:Are you seeking a secon opinion or did you wish to continue?
User:so is it lymes diease
Doctor:There is no way for me to tell you if this is lymes without a test
Doctor:I thnk it is NOT lymes
Doctor:but you need a blood test to be absolutely sure
Doctor:Joint pains do not come this quickly after exposure
Doctor:that is usually later in the course of the illness
User:how long after
Doctor:Would you like to arrange for a specialty consultation with one of our infectious disease experts?
Doctor:Joint issues occur months after typically.
User:i have got alot of mozzie bites in the last 5 months
Doctor:Mosquitoes do not ransmit lymes
Doctor:lymes is from Tic bites only
User:no they say its from mozzies too
Doctor:I have never seen a case of this
Doctor:where did you find this published information?
User:on internet
Doctor:That would be exceedingly rare
Doctor:dont you think the easiest way to set your mind at ease would be to have a blood test?
Doctor:It is simple and easy
Doctor:I think you should consider that
Doctor:Again let me reassure you that it is exceedingly unlikely that you have Lymes
Doctor:i hope this provides you with some comfort
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Doctor:Good day
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