4 or 5 weeks ago I wasn't feeling very well and was having a bit of trouble breathing and DH insisted I go to hospital... so I did. While there I mentioned that about 2 weeks prior I had been bit by a tick and was concerned that possibly my problems was related to that. After arguing with the Dr. I was assigned in the hospital, he finally LOOKED at the tick bite and after every test they did came back great he called in the infectious disease Dr. He looked at the bite, said 1) Lyme disease is not much of a problem down south 2) it was unlikely that the tick bite was the cause of my shortness of breath and 3) it would be several weeks before toxins would show up in a blood draw and told me to come back in 4 - 6 weeks as he didnt' want to put me on meds if they weren't necessary. Now I get a little spacy on time frames occasionally.. and with buying a house, preparing to move and our beloved dog dying I just sort of forgot about it, even though the tick bite is still red, itches like crazy at times and I developed a rash around it and had the same rash briefly on my arm. Today the nurse called... sending me forms for lab work and have an appointment on the 17th...now they are concerned because of the rash. I was concerned when I was in the hospital and made that very clear! I have had tick bites before, we like the outdoors and it's inevitable that from time to time you'll pick one up... but after a couple of days they disappeared, didn't linger for weeks... why are doctors soooooooooooo hard headed? I know my body better than anybody... just like when I was starting the change and told the doctor that's what it was... he had me undergo every test he could think of because he thought I was to young... in the end a simple hormone test proved me right... Arrrrrrrgh!!!! Sorry, just had to get this off my chest!