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I have been feeling sick for 2 weeks now. Extreme fatigue,

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I have been feeling sick for 2 weeks now. Extreme fatigue, weakness, weight loss, pain in my back, and neck pain are the primary symptoms. I was bit by a tick 4 weeks ago. I was diagnosed with a UTI 12 days ago and wasput on Macrobid. I went back to the doctor because I still felt crappy and he switched my medicine to Cipro assuming that the infection was in my kidneys. I have been on that for 6 days. I still feel awful- similar symptoms but back pain has gotten worse and the addition of abdominal discomfort (a feeling a fullness). I got a lyme test on my own and it came back negative, but several bands were positive. IGM 23, IGG 30, 41 and 66. My dog also had similar symptoms about a month ago. UTI/kidney infection that persisted for weeks and never resolved. A lot of people say the ELISA test is unreliable. I was wondering if I should try to find a LLMD or if I should look for other causes. Can the antibiotics I am taking alter the results?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

The Lyme tests are notoriously inaccurate. Both positive and negative

I would recommend that you find a doctor willing to treat.

I would go with 21 days of doxy

that should take care of it.

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Expert:  DrPhilMD replied 12 months ago.

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