nymph tick bit my finger ...

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by CelticLadee, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. CelticLadee

    CelticLadee New Member

    Hi. Haven't checked in for awhile now.

    Been doing the Wheldon Protocol for Cpn + double doxy just in case I have BB also.

    I had the WB done with these vague results 2009-10.
    3 positives and 3 "thumbprints"
    IGM: 41++, 39 IND
    IGG: 41+, 66+, 31 IND, 34 IND

    Anyway, the antibiotics are slowly erasing my symptoms so I am no

    longer so miserable. I haven't had the "got hit by a truck" symptom for

    about a year now.

    Then last week I got bit by a nymph sized tick on my finger. No rash, etc. appeared.

    (I put tick in a baggie just in case I needed it down the road)

    The next morning I woke up with the "got hit by a truck" feeling.

    I suffered a lot through the day and night. But the next day I was

    beginning to feel better and so on. Am on Doxy so sure it helps.

    Just curious if when you get bit again is this a common reaction?

    Does anyone know? Thanks for your help. ~Dee
  2. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator


    So sorry to hear about your recent bite.

    It's good news though that before this, you have been getting better with doxy and the Wheldon protocol.

    I think any symptoms are possible after a bite.

    Since Lyme and coinfections can cause just about any symptom, I think it is reasonable to think that you could have the "got hit by a truck feeling" after a new bite.

    Are you seeing a LLMD so you can discuss this new bite with him?

    It is always possible to contract a new infection (babesia, bartonella, etc) that you didn't have before that doxy may not kill.

    Are you also on lymenet.org's Medical Questions board? It's very helpful.

    I said a prayer for your healing.

  3. CelticLadee

    CelticLadee New Member

    It was so kind of you to pray for me as well as such a nice reply.

    I sent an email to my MD explaining what happened to me. My doc does

    treat chronic infections but tick disease in a limited fashion. Meaning if a

    patient needed IV treatment, etc. would send them to a LLMD.

    I am a member at lymenet.org but don't post much anywhere. It takes

    too much time for me to form my thoughts, etc. plus it drains me of

    energy from doing essentials if you understand what I mean. But when I

    can, I enjoy reading some others posts, plus learn things that way. I do

    appreciate your opinion and am certain that bite was not a good thing.

    Thanks for mentioning the possibility of other tick diseases as well.

    I had not thought of that aspect. If a nymph tick bites you but you get it

    off your body immediately after it bites, is it less likely you get infected

    or does that matter? Should I send the tick to a lab for anaylsis? It is so

    tiny. Even more so now that it died, it's legs have curled up. LOL

    Thanks again for replying. ~Dee
  4. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator


    The shorter the time the tick was attached to you, the better....but a bite is still a bite....so there is always the chance of new infection.

    Whether you send the tick for analysis is really up to you.

    The testing is not always 100% accurate.

    I would watch for any new or worsening symptoms and seek the help of a LLMD right away if you have any.
  5. CelticLadee

    CelticLadee New Member

    That is helpful info to know. I have been feeling better since I doubled my Doxy intake.

    I think I needed it anyway though as I was beginning to have bleed through symptoms.

    The tick bite was just the straw that broke the camels back so to speak. All things work together for good if you have faith.