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I do not have lyme, I have been tested however I am a land surveyor I have had deer ticks inbedded, i'm wondering what the twitching could be ?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
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In brief: Non specific twitch

I presumed you have muscle twitches, you found ticks on you and you do not have lyme disease---? Muscle twitch from nutritional deficiency, too much coffee, electrlyte abnormalities, diuretics, other meds, nerve irritation, muscle diseases, exercise, or no cause at all if transient and not localized to one spot and not associated with other symptoms.

In brief: Non specific twitch

I presumed you have muscle twitches, you found ticks on you and you do not have lyme disease---? Muscle twitch from nutritional deficiency, too much coffee, electrlyte abnormalities, diuretics, other meds, nerve irritation, muscle diseases, exercise, or no cause at all if transient and not localized to one spot and not associated with other symptoms.
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Dr. Tedde Rinker
A faily common co-infection also caused by a tick bite and has twitchin as symp. Is Bartonella. Different treatment for that
Dr. Tedde Rinker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Other infections

Being a land surveyor in a lyme endemic area puts you at a much higher risk for lyme disease.
Twitching is associated with another tick borne illnes, bartonella. Other bartonella symptoms are muscle spasms, anxiety, rage, nightmares, foot cramps. Use Permethrin spray on your clothes, shoes and socks, and tuck pants into socks when in the field.

In brief: Other infections

Being a land surveyor in a lyme endemic area puts you at a much higher risk for lyme disease.
Twitching is associated with another tick borne illnes, bartonella. Other bartonella symptoms are muscle spasms, anxiety, rage, nightmares, foot cramps. Use Permethrin spray on your clothes, shoes and socks, and tuck pants into socks when in the field.
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Dr. Martin Raff
Bartonella are found in numerous arthropods, including fleas, biting flies, lice and ticks, but the ability of ticks to transmit Bartonella infection has never been demonstrated.
Dr. Martin Raff
In addition there is no evidence that infection with either B. henselae or B. quintana, the only two species creating disease in USA produces the neurological manifestations described y Dr. Rinker. Would love to see a reference.
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