Like most everybody here, if you spend time outside you will get ticks. Its a daily occurrence in my life to find one or two crawling about or attached. Last wednesday I found one attached and removed it. Thursday it looked like a hickey. I thought "Gee thats different better watch it". Friday the hickey had subsided to a yellow patch with a red ring. Out of the thousands of ticks I have removed this is the only one that did something really weird so I figured I needed to head on to the Doctors. I went Saturday morning and a young PA comes in the room. She talked alot and seemed to think that I had just left a piece of the tick embedded in there. I finally had to make her see things my way (this is stranger than normal so lets assume I have a tick borne illness). She gave me a prescription and drew blood for testing. I received the results today that I tested positive for Rocky mountain spotted fever.
Luckily since I insisted on starting the antibiotics early (3-4 days of start of infection) i did not develop the normal symptoms. I have some achyness but nothing debilitating. If I would not have insisted on the antibiotics,I would have had to wait on those major symptoms and a more aggressive treatment.
What I am trying to pass on, is that you know your body and just because the person you are talking to is some form of medical professional doesnt mean that they cant make mistakes. If you know something isnt right be persistent.