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« on: June 14, 2021, 03:51:57 PM »
I've been feeling a bit crappy for the last month with body aches, nagging headache, some minor breathing issues and chronically tired.  Last Monday, I was hurting bad enough that I decided on a trip to the doctor.  I had about 10 degrees of motion in my right arm in any direction.  I asked for them to run a full tick panel almost certain that it was going to be Lyme Disease or Ehrlichiosis.  (I treated dogs for Lyme and Ehrlichiosis not too long ago).  Turns out it was Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  I got the results this past Friday.  The doc had already started me on doxycycline assuming that it was something tick borne (do to my insistence).  I felt really bad Monday thru Wednesday, but have started to perk up a bit, but the joints are still a bit sore. 

I guess I am somewhat of an outlier on this.  I have read that you shouldn't be able to get it twice.  I tested positive for it back in the mid-1990s with the same type of symptoms.  It is supposed to be an acute illness.  I think it has been dragging on me for a month.  It can kill in a week's time if untreated......mine's been dragging on.  Maybe I had enough antibodies to help keep it at bay, but I am hoping this course of antibiotics will clear it up and get me back to normal.  Feel like I need a nap.

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Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2021, 06:30:04 PM »
Glad to hear you are starting to improve. Cyrille was asking how you were yesterday.  
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Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2021, 06:36:00 PM »
Get your - - - better! Thats NOT a recommendation! 
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Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2021, 08:12:55 PM »
I had it many years ago.  I was paralyzed for several days.  Very bad stuff. Only myself and one other guy had it that year in this area.

Glad you are on the mend. 
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Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2021, 08:50:50 AM »
Phew.  Glad you caught it.  

Ive been using cheap horsefly sprays on my boots, pants and hat.  Keeps the flies and ticks off.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2021, 10:33:15 AM »
I hope you get well quickly, Wudman!
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2021, 05:33:28 AM »
Good luck on the recover part!!!!
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Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2021, 08:40:33 AM »
Glad to hear you are improving. So many different illness that can get us. 
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Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2021, 05:58:30 PM »
How you feelin @Wudman  ?  Better yet?
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2021, 08:30:31 AM »
I am much better now.  It took about 5 weeks for the pain in the shoulder to subside, but it is working now.  I've had a hard time regulating body temp (sweating within seconds of stepping outside), but I think things are getting back to normal now.  I had self diagnosed with Lyme Disease on the front end and asked the doc to run a full tick panel.  If not, I would have been treated for tendonitis in the shoulder.  My case was one of those non-typical deals, but I had found a few case studies on the internet with similar symptoms.  I had another blood draw last week to be sure this thing is dead.  Thanks for asking.

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Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2021, 11:39:04 AM »
Has anyone heard of stevia extract for treating tick borne diseases?
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Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2021, 01:56:42 PM »
I cannot stress my concern enough when I hear of people promoting remedies to treat cancer, tick borne diseases, etc etc.

If I remember the stevia work was re promote or enhance the effects of the microbial treatment, not replace them.  

Here is some interesting and good news re tick repellents, a new one from oils in Alaskan yellow cedar, been through EPA cert so it should be coming soon to markets:

LYME SCI: What smells like citrus and protects you from ticks?
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