As far as one can tell, less than a week into the process, the meds for Lyme Disease seem to be doing something positive for the one obvious, and one less obvious, sign of the disease: the bulls-eye rash and the headache that (given the weather and my head’s usual reaction to it) might have been from early Lyme or a weather-triggered sinus-migraine-thing. A Lyme bull’s-eye rash typically grows and grows…mine had gone from approximately 1/4 – /8 inch itchy red spot after tick removal to a ring 3/4 inch in diameter in a few days; it’s now just under 3/4 inch, a duller pink, no longer a clear ring. The headache which coincided with the arrival of a storm last week (3 days after tick removal) hung on through the weekend and Monday but is now gone.
So we’re thinking it was probably Lyme, and having been treated early, it’s in retreat. I still have more than a week of meds to go.