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1.The Bull's Eye Rash
2.Other symptoms
3.Having a classic target bullís eye rash and medical doctor said my blood tests did not show Lyme disease...
4.Long ago, I had a bullís eye rash, because I was told there was no Lyme in my area.Recently I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia...


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 The words
"strange", " odd",  "peculiar",  "queer",  "weird", 
and "it makes no sense"
become  part of the B burgdorferi bacteria infected 
persons' vocabulary as they relate their symptoms
as well in dealing with the medical community.

The infected person may have 
few  or more than fifty
active symptoms
all at one time.

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of overcoming it.
(Helen Keller)

The Rash of Lyme Disease

1.The Bull's Eye - Erythema Migrans(EM)

This rash varies considerably in different people  and  may not always have the characteristic clearing in the middle. It may range from a fraction of an inch to many inches in diameter. It may appear as a blotch and later develop as a bulls eye. or not. It may be colored anywhere from a mild red to a deep purple. It may appear in a few days, several weeks or a year after the bite. The rash may spread to other areas of the body, or there may be additional rashes far from the primary one. The classic Lyme rash has concentric areas of lighter and darker colors and expands with time, but the rash is not always in a target bull's eye form. 

Dark-skinned people may develop a rash that resembles a bruise. 

In some cases, a single bite can cause rash to occur on several areas of the body and can take on the appearance of eczema, hives, poison ivy rash, sun burn or have the appearance of ringworm. The rash may or may not itch or feel hot and may come and go over the course of several weeks. Typically it is flat, but some people have raised areas or bumps in the rash. Unfortunately, not everyone develops a rash and many people fail to notice it especially if it is in a hard-to-see location, such as the scalp. 

Look at pictures of Lyme Rashes Googleand here  YAHOO.  Type in Lyme Rash

* Fewer than half the people who develop Lyme disease recall a rash or an insect bite.

* Other zoonotic infections also cause rashes.

2. Other symptoms may appear at the same time as the rash:
The symptoms mimic a flu; Fever, headache, muscle, and joint pains, tingling or numbness, and/or general fatigue.

Symptoms may be complicated by other tick-borne confections acquired from the same tick bite or from another tick bite.

Early Lyme can produce a wide range of symptoms, or no symptoms at all, and is different in each person. The varied symptoms may change rapidly, sometimes within hours. The first symptoms may disappear in a few days or a week (even without treatment), or may be so minor that the infected person barely notices them.

Even if these initial symptoms subside, the bacteria can remain in your body and may harm you later. In other cases, symptoms become increasingly severe, requiring prompt medical attention. 

Lyme disease infection (from tick bite) usually occur during the spring through to late fall. 

Doctors with experience in treating Lyme disease often prescribe no less than four to six weeks of antibiotic treatment for a tick bite with a bullís eye rash. If your doctor does not agree with this approach it is best to immediately begin natural home treatment to eradicate the infections completely and quickly. 

3.-> I had a classic target bullís eye rash and other symptoms, but my medical doctor said my blood tests showed I didnít have Lyme disease, so it must have been something else, right?
No, no, no!  Leaving Lyme Disease  untreated, can be devastating. There are few conditions that mimic the Lyme, STARI or Borrelia Miyamotoi EM skin rash. (You can find  images of different shaped Lyme disease rashes on the Internet. Few are exactly the same.) Lyme literate doctors suggest to start antibiotic treatment immediately before waiting for tests and regardless of the results of the tests. Medical doctors often mistake tick bites for spider bites, but spider bites are actually uncommon. Lyme Disease should be seriously, no matter if a doctor tells you it is not important or there is no such thing. Best to do the home treatment as soon as possible.
My own experience was: When I asked the pharmacist to suggest a salve for what I suspected to be ringworm on my inner arm. The pharmacist told me I should see an MD as it appeared to be an insect bite. Since it may have been just a little insect bite I saw no absolutely no reason to take time off work to run to the doctor. My belief system at the time was that itsy bitsy bite's were not something to run to a medical doctor about as the body would heal itself. I am not sure how long the rash lasted, but it couldn't have lasted very long. I totally forgot about it until I started researching Lyme disease ten years later. Knowing what I know today, I certainly would have paid BIG attention to that rash. My ignorance cost me 15 years of lost wages, much much pain, etc. etc. etceteras. 
4.-> A long time ago, I remember having a classic target bullís eye rash, but was never tested for Lyme because my provincial government said there was absolutely no Lyme here and I had never traveled to a Lyme endemic area. Medical doctor said it was impossible to get Lyme here. Recently I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, yet I still feel as if there is more to it than that.
Often a person suffering from unsuspected chronic Lyme disease will be diagnosed as having something else, such as Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsonís disease, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Raynaud's Syndrome, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Ménières syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, early ALS, early Alzheimer's disease, Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), Juvenile Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, Infectious Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Crohn's Disease, Cystis, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, heart disorders, psychiatric disorders (bipolar, depression, etc.), Sleep disorders, Thyroid disease and over three hundred other illnesses. 

The Borrelia bacteria has been linked to many diseases, misdiagnosed diseases,  in Canada and other countries, many physical chronic illnesses of 'unknown origin' and a wide variety of psychological or psychiatric disorders which collectively cost the taxpayer billions of dollars in medicare, disability, etc.. It falls on you to decide if you want to be tested or to treat your own self. You may order a test and HOPE it can lead to treatment medically. Or, you may want to forgo the test and immediately begin Naturopathic consultation with a lyme literate doctor or practitioner or begin eradicating the infections to immediately begin your journey to restoring your health. 

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