I've been suffering from what I thought was the flu for the last 2 days. I mean sleeping 36 hours straight, aches, chills, temp of 103, severe headaches and light sensitivity. You name it. I took two days off work, but to take off a third, I have to have a doctor's note. Our vice principal came to take me to my appointment because I couldn't drive. The doctor was assuming flu, too, but when he went to listen to my heart/lungs and lifted the back of my shirt, he stepped back and said, "WOW! How long have you had that?" I didn't know what he meant, so he made me stand up and look in the mirror. I have a dark red, hot to the touch, solid circle with a scab in the middle. He doesn't think it's Lyme disease, but he's testing me anyway. I'm on Amoxicillin for 3 weeks. Who knew a massive infection had the same symptoms as the flu?