34 years ago my camping companion/lover and I presented with intense itching and odd tiny (hair's width) straight lines (~3 cm long) rashes removed from the site of our recent tick bites. Subsequently we had neurological symptoms consistent with MS (and Lyme disease). Incredibly a year later, I gave my soon to be wife this odd neuro thing with a rash and subsequent permanent numbness and tingling. Everybody tested negative for STD;s. My symptoms persisted episodically. A western blot for borrelia was negative. I was diagnosed with MS.
Does not having had the typical Bullseye rash and the having a negative western blot adequately exclude borrelia? Is there another infectious agent that should be considered?
I wonder what they saw in the emergency room in Spokane 34 years ago. They took pictures and even had a sketch guy come in before the sent us on our way with cortisone creme.
OK, ya. There was one more lover who got it and then recovered.
I'm afraid I don't know enough about the symptoms and diseases you're asking about to answer your questions. I can say that the absence of a "typical" rash does not suffice to rule anything out--Lye disease is a good example. I suggest you consult with a neurologist or infectious disease specialist for more information.
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