Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - How to treat

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Lisa Theobald
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   Posted 9/6/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
All my lyme books that give natural or homeopathic cures for lyme say that RMSF is rare and don't give treatment suggestions.  But I have it with Lyme.  How can I treat it without antibiotics?
 
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RottenDog
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   Posted 9/7/2009 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Lisa,

welcome to the board.

about all i know od RMSTF, is that when i was 14 i almost lost 2 friends from it. they was placed in the hospital for almost a month. but then they were fine afterwards. sorry i'm not much help. what does your Dr say to do?
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Lisa Theobald
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   Posted 9/7/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
rottendog-

I'm seeing a homeopath and according to biofeedback, I need to take care of my yeast first.

But I want to be prepared.

Lisa Theobald
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   Posted 9/7/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Also, I can't take anything that's in an alcohol base.

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   Posted 9/7/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Lisa, Rocky Mt is not to be messed around with. My ex husbands brother died from it this summer. He only lived a few days after the tick bite. From what I have read, it can become chronic if not kicked at the onset or if accompanied by Lyme, because the lyme prevents your immune system from handling the RM.

I may have had RM as a teenager, we don't know. But a couple weeks of tetra knocked out the acute phase, even tho that did repeat itself several times.

It usually can be kicked w/ abx at the onset, and I would tend to believe it could also be kicked w/ abx when chronic. I don't think we know of tales of RMSF going dormant, or turning into cysts, like lyme does, so maybe a good few weeks of abx would do it?

I don't really know. But my LLMD put me on Doxy after a new bite just recently, as a preventative against RMSF. He told me to say on it and others on this forum told me to stay on it because doxy is effective against RMSF.

ARe you totally against abx, even if a few weeks would kick the RM infection?

SEems like you would have to really build up your immune system and work really hard on whatever treatment you decide on. I know that megadoses of C, and garlic are supposed to be natural abx.

I hope others here who have RM are able to offer you some stronger answers.
 
But, btw, RM may not be as common as Lyme, but I sure wouldn't call it 'rare'.  And it's an extremely serious disease. Not that many years ago, the mortality rate was around 40%.  That has been lessened, tho not eradicated, w/ modern abx treatment.


Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause? 
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.
 

Post Edited (+Lyme) : 9/7/2009 2:20:43 PM (GMT-6)


Lisa Theobald
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   Posted 9/7/2009 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Can I really have RMSF if I haven't ended up in a hospital. I was sick for a year before I had to quit work. I've been sick 6 years totoal now.  It seems like I would be in much worse shape if I RMSF>

I can't do antibiotics. I tried doxy 200 mg per day, split up. Was on yeast diet, diflucan, got a yeast infection that took two weeks to eradicate after quiting the antibiotics. It's not 100% gone, sill a little there.
 
I have interstitial cystitis so I can't do the garlic or Vitamin C (I would be in emergency room with pain within a day, stuck to a toiled), plus I'm allergic to garlic!

Post Edited (Lisa Theobald) : 9/7/2009 2:32:45 PM (GMT-6)


JELAINEP
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   Posted 9/7/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I tested positive for RMSF... but my doctor said it appeared that I had been "exposed" to it, but it wasn't currently active and all of the abx's, etc. that I have been on for the past 9 years killed off or took care of any live organism. I would go to a knowledgeable doctor and be tfreated asap.
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+Lyme
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   Posted 9/7/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Gosh, Lisa, I'm sorry. So in your case, I'd have to go w/ Jelaine's advice . Please keep us posted.
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause? 
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.
 


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   Posted 9/7/2009 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you test pos for it? Are you currently having sx? Do you believe it is acute?

I tested pos. for RMSF, although I never had the rash (what is known as RM Spotless Fever). My mom & I both do clearly remember when I was about 6 yrs - I had the sx of it. No one in the area ever connected it to RMSF , but we recall that one

of the most defining things of my 'mystery illness' was a very high fever that would not break. I can VERY clearly remember begging to get out of the literal ice bath I was in &

begging not to have to take yet another one. Neither of us recalls what abx I was placed on, or just how it was resolved - but I was never admitted to a hospital.

From what I have read about RMSF leads me to believe I was one very lucky little girl.
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