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Discussion: Get over this soon!!

in: GlenT; GlenT > 2016-08-27

Aug 30, 2016 12:39 PM # 
Hoping you get full recovery and glad you started treatment early!
Aug 30, 2016 1:14 PM # 
I'm a veteran of doxy (and many other antibiotics). You can certainly train while on it, but don't expect to be 100% if you do any racing.
Aug 30, 2016 5:31 PM # 
Thanks guys. Two weeks to train for the US Champs. Phil and I can wage the battle of the infirm and undertrained. :-)
Sep 8, 2016 12:21 AM # 
Carl told me your story. Here's mine. I field checked the models for the S,M,L on Monday. On Tuesday afternoon I found a very tiny black-legged tick (=deer tick) in the nymphal stage. I took it to the state entomologist who confirmed the species. Not sure where I got it, but had the sense I got it near the warm up area at Oak Hill where I took a spill. Doctor off on Wednesday, I called on Thursday and she would only give me the 1-day 200mg Doxy since I had no symptoms. I'm hoping I get lucky that the tick was not infected. Sorry you got sick. I just thought you might want to know I picked up my tick on one of the maps. Maybe you did, too. It can take a while to show symptoms. It's good you HAD symptoms so you could get treated. I'll pay extra attention to my own health in the next few weeks. Good luck.
Sep 8, 2016 1:45 AM # 
It's unlikely that a tick from Oak Hill infected me. My fever started about Aug. 20 and I hadn't done any field checking since June, so much longer than you'd expect. I had pulled off a small tick within the couple of weeks before I started symptoms. That was a black legged tick, either nymph or laval stage but I didn't think much of it because it had only been attached for a couple of hours max and was in a pretty obvious place (on the inside of my elbow). I suspect one of his comrades might have gotten me in a less obvious place.

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