ktinbk- Yes, I have an LLMD.
I've rarely ever had a herx.. well, I'm not one to have anything dramatic, really. I've been on Meds for almost 1 1/2 yrs, and the last 3 months, not much has been going on.. Aside from some weird muscle cramps in my calves (which may or may not even be related to Lyme), the couple of issues I have *could* (not definitely but possibly) be attributed to things other than Lyme. So he suggested trying to come off the meds slowly. I'm on two, and cutting the dosage of one in half. The only difference I noticed for the first few days was some bone pain, but I've experienced that every time I've missed a dose. I think if my Lyme were "coming back", I would be feeling that every day since I cut back.. and that hasn't been the case.
jojo- no, my son hasn't been tested for Lyme yet.
The area is basically crusted over. It does look similar to ringworm, but there is only one of these.. just like the last times I had a similar rash. Also, it does not itch or burn.. although I did scratch it by accident, and then it itched for a few minutes. It just showed up at first as a circular try patch, with a slight pink edge, white dryish skin in the center. Now the outline is dark. Nobody else in my family has anything like this, and none of my animals have this either. I don't know.. maybe it's not Lyme related and is something else. I just dont know what.