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Walk in the park = tick bite & symptoms after. Yuck!

Monday, March 25, 2013

I had a pretty good weekend. The weather was sunny & not too bad on Saturday. I went to the park after work and walked around for 2 hours. Unfortunately, the next day I found a tick on the back of my neck. I did a quick check after the park, but apparently I missed one. Ugh! It really hurt when it was taken out. A few hours after taking it out, I started getting really tired and got an awful headache. I had a 99 fever - which isn't too bad... but I did have the chills for 2 hours before bed. Today I am feeling pretty gross too. My head hurts, I am so tired and moving sooo slowly at work. I keep getting random stomach cramps. It isn't fun.. The actual area where the bite is sore too. It randomly aches a bit. Ick!

I called the Doctor's office to see if I should come in. The Dr told me I should come in ASAP since I am having symptoms right away. I have to take a long lunch tomorrow to go to the Drs. Hopefully it isn't anything too serious. It was a little tick (which I heard is the worst kind to have on you). Hopefully the symptoms go away soon - it is so busy at work and I don't want to be sick like this!

Has anyone been bitten with symptoms like this? I have had about 5 other tick bites at least in the past. I never had this type of feeling after getting them off of me!

Hopefully everyone is feeling better compared to how stinky I am feeling! I am missing yoga tomorrow night because I know I won't be up to it. I am trying to stay positive, but I just feel so yuck!


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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3/29/2013 9:10AM

    Hope you get to feeling better soon and the tests turn out ok for you. emoticon

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SABLENESS 3/27/2013 6:30PM

    Yuck. Amazing what those little suckers can do to you. Good thing you went to the doctor. Hope your antibiotics kick in quick and that you feel better soon. emoticon emoticon

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JORDANLHALL 3/27/2013 4:59PM

    Glad to hear you had a great weekend, although that bite looks pretty gnarly! I hope you're doing okay!

And you look fabulous in your latest pictures! Keep doing great work! I'm rooting for you!

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  I can tell you that I got bite by a tick when I was 16. It turned out to be Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. So, I truly recommend that you have it checked it as soon as you can. Because one minute it felt like I had the flu, and within hours I was really sick.

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CANDOK1260 3/26/2013 10:40AM

    hope you feel better soon

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GINGERHAWK 3/26/2013 9:33AM

  So sorry to hear about this - boo! Get right into the doctor. While I have never been bitten, the potential of Lyme disease is nothing to mess with. Take care of yourself and keep us posted!

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ROXYZMOM 3/26/2013 2:13AM

    Go right in. One of my teachers ended up having Lyme disease and it hit her brain. She acquired a lazy eye and headaches and had to go to the hospital for two weeks and wear a port for a month! She is ok now, but it was a mess.

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KALISWALKER 3/26/2013 1:28AM

    We have ticks here but do not know anything about them. I hope you are feeling ok now.


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HHB4181 3/25/2013 10:02PM

    Take it easy and I hope you feel better soon!

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FITBIZZZ 3/25/2013 9:55PM

    We've had a lot of experience with tick bites in our family. I won't tell you the various outcomes because experiences aren't the same across the board. The good news is- the blood test is easy and quick and you'll know something sooner than later.

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TATTER3 3/25/2013 8:35PM

    Bless your heart. Be well soon!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 3/25/2013 8:17PM

    Hope you are feeling better.


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MICKEYH 3/25/2013 6:10PM

    Wow!! I had no idea that little bite for tick make you so sick like this? Hope you get feel better soon.

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BRENDABUNNY 3/25/2013 5:34PM

    Hope your feeling better soon but I don't know too much about them emoticon

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ATTACKFATCAT 3/25/2013 5:31PM

    Wow...I really hope it's nothing serious. I haven't experienced symptoms like that before with a tick bite, so I'm not really helpful here. I do hope you feel better soon!

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LYNSEY723 3/25/2013 4:47PM

    Sorry to hear about the bite - that sucks!!! I hope you get to feeling better!

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/25/2013 4:34PM

    Glad you are going in. We rescued two tick covered dogs about 40 years ago. Very gross. No problems for them or us. Too long to remember. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHICCHANTAL 3/25/2013 4:12PM

    Oo, hope you are ok . . . we don't have to worry so much about ticks in the UK, but I know a bite from a deer tick can be dangerous. Disgusting little things too.

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ALICIALYNNE 3/25/2013 3:53PM

    Is tomorrow soon enough?? Take care of yourself!

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KIMCOLLINGS 3/25/2013 3:33PM

    Wow. That is crummy. I don't know much about them. Good you're going to the dr. soon since you're having symptoms. Sorry you're feeling bad. Hopefully he will have something to help or get it out of your system quicker. Take it easy and rest as much as you can.

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