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    I got a bunch of ticks when I was out and about on the 4th of July. Now 4 or so days later I have a nice red spot where it was. Leg muscles seem a little tighter than normal and its itchy… I did some research and I have some of the beginning symptoms of lyme disease but in all the pics I’ve seen the rashes are a lot bigger. Anyone know anything about lyme disease and tick bites?

    Check out my sexy leg!






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    I hope you saved the tick...

    That is not good looking. If you get flu symptoms and it gets a bit bigger, get to a doctor ASAP... you can get antibiotics.

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    I don't know anything about lyme disease, but I recomend you see a doctor anyways. It's better safe than sorry.

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    I call dibs on the camera!

    JK

    but seriously my mom says you need to see someone asap (shes a nurse)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatLouie
    I hope you saved the tick...

    That is not good looking. If you get flu symptoms and it gets a bit bigger, get to a doctor ASAP... you can get antibiotics.
    Didnt save anything... Ive had hundreds of ticks growing up in the woods. I always tortured them and thought nothing of it. This is teh first time Ive ever had a mark.

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    I was gonna ask if you got the entire tick or if you just got the body and the head was left on your leg though it doesn't look like it. I know that can lead to an infection. The other day I had a deer tick on me and was told by someone who is certified in wilderness/outdoor safety...or something like that...that if I developed any cold symptoms in the following couple of days to get it checked out in case it was lyme disease and you can catch it early.

    Haha...my friend Bob got lyme disease but he caught on late and got really sick. But I always told him it was karma because a week or so before he got bit by the infected deer tick he found a dog tick on him and ate it (with the accompanying phrase "Take that you motherfucker")...Silly Bob...

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    With the possibility of lyme disease I'd go safe over sorry...from what I've heard that's no fun if you don't treat it ASAP.

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    Just back from the doctor... He said it just looks like an infected bite but he is putting me on the lyme meds just to be safe. Also took some blood tests... wont know those results for a little while.

    So I might live but cant say the same for my tire... The damn back tire on my mustang exploded 18-wheeler style on the way to the doctor!

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    Well hope everything turns out good.

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    Damn son, glad your ok with the tire blow out. Hows the mustang?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnage517
    Damn son, glad your ok with the tire blow out. Hows the mustang?
    The car is fine... it was weird, the rim didnt even get scratched. The cars pride is hurt tho now that it has that weenie little spare tire on it

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    Well, once the tire is repaired your just gonna have to take that horse out and ride it hard.

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    Sweet! The pills they gave me have my name on them


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    Maybe the tick did to!

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    OUCH! Doesn't look fun. My husband went out on an U.E. recently & had one himself. He also got himself a couple hornet stings trying to get his pic taking in the front seat of the bus. Thankfully, he had no probs with either "attack". I found it rather amusing myself, esp the hornet stings .

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    that's just too funny! Guess that's a RX you'll never forget the name of .

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    glad you pulled though Dan. I was worried there for a minute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KosherBenz
    glad you pulled though Dan. I was worried there for a minute!
    Who says I pulled thru! I havent even got the test results back yet, I could still die in 8 hours. If its not the tick these drugs are gonna kill me, the side effects suck.

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    Well atleast they didn't misdiagnose for having TB YET!

    How long before the results?

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    If you die who will run the SITE?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rednissan2000
    If you die who will run the SITE?!
    Well, it would be a fitting tribute to Dan if the site became abandodned and we came here every so often to explore it.

    PS I know, I know, that's really lame. Sorry. Sometimes I just can't help myself.

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