I am 9 weeks 1 day pregnant. I had a tick bite 2+ days ago. Dont know how long tick was attatched. There was a reaction, red around it but it was small and is disappearing so think it is a tick bite reaction but not sure. The tick was larger (not engorged) and brown.
I went to the Nurse Practitioner doctor the next day. They would not give me antibiotics. There is only 2 antibiotics they can give to pregnant women with Lymes. Amoxicillen, which I am allergic to. And Ceftin. Ceftin is related to Amoxicillen she said, so they didnt want to give it to me unless they had to because I could have a reaction to that too. So she said Im supposed to watch for symtoms and come in if I have symptoms and they would give me antibiotics.
So the tiny reaction is disappering, but on day #2 woke up with my upper back shoulders hurting and feeling like I had lifted heavy weights the day before even though I had not. Now Its day #3 the back pain is still there, and almost into my arms and a bit into my neck. But that is basicly the only symptom I have. No fever, headache ect...
And I have had upper back pain before. So do you think its just a fluke that I happened to wake up with sore muscles at the same time after tick bite?
I dont know what to do. She consulted with a OB doc in Lacrosse, Plus another MD in the same office. All 3 agreed I guess. So if I go to urgent care, are they going to scoff at me, should I wait another day or two to see if the back pain goes away?
But Lymes is really bad for the baby especially in 1st trimster