I am not sure I have a problem. I had a bite just above my waist that would not go away. It was a rash that started getting bigger. After about 2 weeks I decided to go to the doctor. The doctor thinks it might be Lyme and she put me on Doxycycline 3 days ago. She told me to get my blood tested in 2 weeks from that point saying that sometimes you don't get a positive result on the test that early on. I had no other symptoms up until that point. The second day taking the antibiotic I realized that me hearing in my left ear was a little lower, but not major at all. Also, I felt a little bit of a shooting paint every once in a while in my right arm, but again it was not that bad and it only lasted about a day. I started doing research not being able to contact my doctor at the time. I found articles on Herxheimer reaction and it seemed like that might be the case. I finally called my doctor yesterday and mentioned it to one of the nurses asking if I could talk to the doctor. I explained that I thought it might be a Herxheimer reaction. The nurse called me back a couple hours later and told me that it didn't sound right and to stop taking the antibiotic and come back in. I didn't go and I am continuing the antibiotic because the rash is starting to go away, the pain in my arm has stopped and my hearing in my left ear has started to improve, it has started popping and is almost back to normal. Does anyone else have an opinion out there? I think the antibiotic is working. I just don't trust sometimes that doctors do all the research and understanding of a disease especially if that is not their specialty. I have had some really bad experiences in the past with other doctors mis-diagnosing me. I think the original diagnoses was probably right with Lyme, but I think the reaction to the antibiotic is normal.
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