Traveler, How is your RMSF doing now? I have been diagnosed with it in 2015 and have continued treatment since. Neuropathy in my feet have developed over the last year, not much can be done to stop it. I have other symptoms and co-infections as well but don't feel like writing a book today. This is worse than Lyme from what I've read, one day at a time....
Sorry for the dealy in responding Girlie and RMSF4ever - I had a little too much excitement in my morning today - hubby went into the ER (he checked out okay for now though). Thank you, Girlie, for making sure I saw this!! Today would have been a day that I missed it for sure!! Can we say 'scatter-brained'? LOL!
Welcome to the community, RMSF4ever!
As far as I know (as the testing is so horrible, particularly once these infections go chronic), my RMSF was healed as I healed from my other infections in 2012. I had the very high fever (104 - 105) of RMSF when I was 7 (actually my first really serious illness* with these infections and what I base when I was infected by), and then - because I didn't have anything other than the 'standard' abx prescribed for "a fever of unknown origin" - that's when I assume it turned into a chronic tick-borne infection - as I tested fully CDC positive for it when I was 37. By the way, I never did have that "tell tale rash" of RMSF or of Lyme - ever.
(*= It's now being uncovered that Lyme is the actual infection that starts the break down of the body's defenses, so it's very likely that I was infected before the age of 7 with Lyme, then continued to 'gather' more infections as my body could no longer stop them.)
If you are past the acute phase, which is sounds like you likely are, then it's a chronic tick-borne infection, as you may realize. If you have not tested positive for Lyme, you should still consider trailing treatment for it, especially if you have symptoms that are not covered by having RMSF only.
Please do be sure to ask questions and let us know how we may be of help to you!
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Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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