Afternoon fevers

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Dowa
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   Posted 4/16/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys: For the last couple of weeks I will have a low grade fever starting about 3-4:00 in the afternoon. Normally my temp is low, 96-97 at most. I remember reading somewhere that afternoon fevers are a sign of one of the co-infection, maybe bart, does anyone know?? Thanks- with all neg. tests I can only go by symptoms.  D

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nefferdun
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   Posted 4/17/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I think bart and babesia can both cause fever. I also get hot flashes with bart but I think the best way to determine if you have bart is through skin changes. Look for tiny papules that look like blood blister, crusty moles, pea size dark skin patches, lumps under the skin especially over the bone (mine are on the shins), loss of pigment, stretch marks that are red or purple or skin colored, things that look like skin tags, spider web like veins or broken vessels, thickening of the skin that looks like your lower legs, ankles or feet are swollen (but does not leave a dent when pressed) and unusual markings that look like chicken wire or stacked clams.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/17/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Nefferdun,

I have stretch marks from bring pregnant 14 years ago that are a purple color. I'm fact, most of them are that color. Is this just stretch marks or something more? I also have a few of what you mentioned above. I have foot pain real bad too and was told that could be Bart.
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Dowa
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   Posted 4/18/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Nef. I have many skin problems, chronic staph and fungal infections that I blamed on immune deficiency. I didnt think it was bart because most of the pictures I looked at had the stretch marks for bart. I have petichiae more and more lately but also have allergic vasculitis. The fevers are something new, thanks for your help.  D

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/18/2009 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Dowa,

I have low grade fevers every 3-4 weeks. My doctor thinks I have babesia and bartonella. He told me that the fevers were from babesia.
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Dowa
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   Posted 4/18/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks CG! Is the skin also involved with Babesia? D

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/18/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
From what I've read(still new to all of this), skin issues are more bartonella. Im now dealing with a raised skin rash that itches really bad. I'm wondering myself which one caused it. I had this same rash about a year ago.

What skin problems are you having?
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dorit
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   Posted 4/19/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Dowa - have you done a lot of immune support, trying to stimulate cytokines?
Some are responsible to produce "good" fevers; its some of the interleukins and the tnf alpha if I remember right; due to the increase of body temp the tissue metabolism is increased, leucozytes can go from the bloodstream into tissue, antibody production is increasing. etc ( sorry that I cannot explain better) - all in all this is an immune response of the body. Could it be a sign that you got something working for you? How did you feel before the fevers started? Do you have the feeling they help you? Will you see a doc to ask? Hope you get some answers what this might be. Greetings, dorit

Dowa
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   Posted 4/19/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Cajungirl: I get sores on my scalp and along my spine. Some sore and some itchy. They look like mosquito bites sort of. Some of them stay for weeks, maybe months. I was thinking bart also but apparently the fevers are not usually bart. So confusing. thanks

Dorit: I have done nothing different to bring the fevers on, no new meds. or treatment, etc. thanks


CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/19/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Dowa,

My rash started off like a mosquito bite and then spread. Mine itches really bad. Blah!!

Anyway, I know this is all so confusing but I do hope you get answers soon.
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Vin
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   Posted 4/20/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
lyme can cause these afteroon fevers as well, i had them for almost 2 months straight and still get them 1-2 times a week. thats a very common symptom of lyme. i tested negative for co-infectios and my llmd is confident i only have BB.

Vin
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UC/Chrons - Feb 2004
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Lyme Disease - June 08 
Dysplastic Nevus Syndome - birth
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julymorning
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   Posted 5/8/2016 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been wondering about this myself. Really high fever sent me to insist on getting tested in '92. Some where around 104F and made me so delirious my 13 year old daughter got the neighbor lady to come take care of me.

Of course the pos. antigen test "couldn't be Lyme". I the Fam. Dr.that pulled the blood for the lab put me on some kind of antibiotic for 10 days just because "I had to be having an infection somewhere...."

I walked around feverish like that during a highly stressful time, and then we moved and I had a complete breakdown healthwise. I pretty much zombied out for I don't know how long.

The fevers came back last Spring, which was enough to convince my Dr. to have me tested again and with whatever test they used it came back pos. for RMSF.
The disappeared after the 90 day doxy and zithromax, but returned in the 30 day interim I was struggling to get an appointment and get him to prescribe abx again.

So, I've been taking Flagyl for a couple weeks or more. I've recently upped it to 2xday. Low grade fevers with the extreme aching/burning muscles is hitting me again in the late evenings.

I would think between the abx and the occasional oxcodone-acetaminephen I take for unrelated severe chronic pain, the fevers would be kept at bay.

Realizing low fevers are good, that the body is trying to cook out problems, I hate the flu-like aching that comes with it.

If I ask him to have me tested for Babesia he's only going to make another face at me. What's some good natural ways to deal with it, that won't mess me up if I don't have Babesia?
Fibro diagnosed- but Lyme test positive '92, IBS, Osteoporosis, COPD, Hypertension, GERD, degenerative disc disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever positive Spring 2015, Congestive Heart Failure, osteoarthritis.
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