Re: Lyme Test Negative/Taking Doxycycline
Please see a lyme literate medical doctor (LLMD). What area are you in? A bull's eye rash is definitely lyme disease not matter what the test says. Take a picture of the rash in case you need it later on. Hold a ruler or a coin next to the rash for size definition and keep the photo forever.
You are not on a high enough dosage of doxy. The recommended dosage is 300mg to 600mg daily. Ticks can also transmit, bartonella, babesia, ehrlichia, and mycoplasma. It is very important to be evaluated by a knowledgeable doctor. You may also test negative if tested to early after the tick bite as your body is not producing antibodies to fight the disease yet.
There is no test that is 100% - period. So no do not breath easy as I mentioned before - A BULL'S EYE RASH IS DEFINITELY LYME DISEASE and your doctor is not lyme literate. Early aggressive treatment is a must. Please research this further.