Early lyme disease - please help with...

Early lyme disease - please help with treatment guidance

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Jon Paterson


#1 Nov 21, 2011
I live in Scotland and removed a tick from my ankle, which I think had been attached for 2 days without me noticing. The initial bite was red, and then I developed a more characteristic EM /bullseye rash at the site of the bite and also on my other leg which was very characteristic….approx 30 days later. I immediately went to the NHS doctor and was diagnosed 200mg doxycycline (2x 100mg). However, after doing quite a lot of reading round, including ILADS guidelines and a paper by someone called Joeseph Burrascano (board member of ILADS) and checking with some doctor friends, I increased this initially to 2x 200mg and then 3x 200mg as I wasn’t suffering an adverse effects of this high dose. I have now maintained this level for 14 days. The rash persisted for less than a week, and I have had minimal other symptoms (a couple of days of fatigue and slightly swollen lymph glands in my neck a few days ago – though hard to be sure whether this is lyme disease or the colds/flu that everyone else seems to have.

Anyway, sorry for the long message. I’m a 35 year old male, very fit/active and pretty keen to do all I can at this stage to prevent later problems. My question is: I’m not sure how long I should carry on with antibiotics(at this dosage or a lower one). Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


Caterham, UK

#2 Dec 4, 2011
Hi Jon,

Have you had a reply to your Lyme question yet? Your story so far sounds a lot like mine was, and I could give a very lengthy reply and go over a lot of old ground, so I'll keep this short and sweet and hopefully useful

- UK charities BADA UK ( http://www.bada-uk.org/homesection/about/dise... ) and Lyme Disease Action ( http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/ ) provide a lot of information on their sites, and there is a forum on Yahoo where members share experiences - http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/EuroLyme...

I wish you well and hope your experience with Borrelia and other bacteria transmitted by that nasty tick is very short-lived!

Jon Paterson

London, UK

#3 Dec 4, 2011
Hi Mel,

Thanks for your message - I posted on healingwell.com forum and got an answer. Hopefully all ok now. Are you still having problems?

Lipno, Poland

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