Hi. I was biten by a tick about 3 days and I've become really ill since this has happened. The tick that bite me did not look like the black tick that supposedly carries the disease but I am not positive that it was not. I have a stiff neck, trouble thinking, trouble breathing, extremely tired, a quarter sized red bump under my right armpit, and have had diariah also. I was not for sure if this could be lyme disease because I did have a sexual encounter a month and a half ago that I thought may have gave me syphilis. I used the condom during vaginal sex but had some unprotected oral sex. I got tested for that 2 weeks after the occurence and the results came back negative for it and the doctor thought it was just an ingrown hair. I know some of the symptons are also similiar for syphilis and did not know if I got tested to soon for it. I appreciate everyone taking time to read this and giving there input.