Bartonella/CSD or Lyme? Antibiotics and tinnitus/stomach pain?
I never saw a tick on me, but a deer ked, and found this mark on my neck right after. I read this flea can spread both Lyme and Bartonella (which can cause cat scratch disease?)
My doctor kept saying for weeks that it looks nothing like Lyme, but then said maybe it’s best I take antibiotics anyway.
He didn’t seem to know anything about Bartonella.
He gave me Doxycycline and I was supposed to take it for 10 days. But then I learned, as I already have tinnitus for many years and major issues with my ears and stomach lining, Doxy is not a good option for me as it can permanently make these symptoms worse. Is that true?
I was given Amoxicillin instead, but from my understanding it only treats Lyme, not Bartonella, while Doxy treats both?
So now I don’t know what to do. Do you think this looks like Lyme, or Bartonella/CSD?
Aside from the mark I’ve had a bit of a temperature, body ache, head ache and fatigue. But I have so many other health issues it’s hard to know if it has anything to do with the mark at all.
I really don’t want my tinnitus or stomach to get worse, and especially not in vain.