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Rocky Mountain Fever this Long?

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  • Posted By: GebsWife
  • October 31, 2009
  • 06:52 AM

Hello, I am new to this site. My husband had an back injury over 18 months ago. About eight months ago the Workers comp sent him to a neurologist. The Neurologist did nerve conduction an other electrical test and it showed nerve damage due to the injury- but he stated that it also show axxon motor damage and radicuitis something unrelated to the injury- . he strongly urge Blood work to be done for an Autoimmune disease- but-WC would not do. He was leaning more toward Lupus, or Lyme. Well My husband finally got the blood work done . He was told two days ago that he tested postive for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. the Doc called him out some Antibotic to take ten days.- Well the symptoms he has been having, memory loss, tiredness, joint paint stiffness, staring off,Blurry vison, as well as leg numbeness, has continued. In the heat and other times he even gets redness on his face.
My question? Can he still have Rocky Mountain fever -even though he don't recall having a fever ?. WOuld he still test postive several months later? Is Lymes close to the same test? I dont understand. thanks. He is so different!.

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  • I have only had rmsf for a few months, but I can tell you that the effects are quite frustrating. I have near total remissions followed by near full scale returns of the disease. I think the best options for treatment are with infectious disease specialists and lyme literate md's. I have found that gp's are just not familiar enough with this disease. In my case, I am uninsured, so treatment options are pick and choose, depending on cost, but I would urge anyone with good insurance to get to the correct doctor. Sites like this one and Lymenet are valuable but you get so many different opinions, but I would suggest getting all the education you can. The mayo clinic site also has a lot of good general information. Good Luck.Hello, I am new to this site. My husband had an back injury over 18 months ago. About eight months ago the Workers comp sent him to a neurologist. The Neurologist did nerve conduction an other electrical test and it showed nerve damage due to the injury- but he stated that it also show axxon motor damage and radicuitis something unrelated to the injury- . he strongly urge Blood work to be done for an Autoimmune disease- but-WC would not do. He was leaning more toward Lupus, or Lyme. Well My husband finally got the blood work done . He was told two days ago that he tested postive for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. the Doc called him out some Antibotic to take ten days.- Well the symptoms he has been having, memory loss, tiredness, joint paint stiffness, staring off,Blurry vison, as well as leg numbeness, has continued. In the heat and other times he even gets redness on his face.My question? Can he still have Rocky Mountain fever -even though he don't recall having a fever ?. WOuld he still test postive several months later? Is Lymes close to the same test? I dont understand. thanks. He is so different!.
    dustindare 1 Replies
    • October 31, 2009
    • 02:16 PM
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  • Hello, I am new to this site. My husband had an back injury over 18 months ago. About eight months ago the Workers comp sent him to a neurologist. The Neurologist did nerve conduction an other electrical test and it showed nerve damage due to the injury- but he stated that it also show axxon motor damage and radicuitis something unrelated to the injury- . he strongly urge Blood work to be done for an Autoimmune disease- but-WC would not do. He was leaning more toward Lupus, or Lyme. Well My husband finally got the blood work done . He was told two days ago that he tested postive for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. the Doc called him out some Antibotic to take ten days.- Well the symptoms he has been having, memory loss, tiredness, joint paint stiffness, staring off,Blurry vison, as well as leg numbeness, has continued. In the heat and other times he even gets redness on his face.My question? Can he still have Rocky Mountain fever -even though he don't recall having a fever ?. WOuld he still test postive several months later? Is Lymes close to the same test? I dont understand. thanks. He is so different!. hi , yes i totaly understand about all the above , i was conformed with rmsf in dec 2010 , after contracting it april of 2008, the **** has taken a toll on me , i had ever test under the stars in that time frame , i most case's one round of drugs will not kill the stuff , i'm on round 5 of meds , an still living with a related coinfection maleria, please do as many test as your doctor ask
    metalmouthjoe 2 Replies
    • October 25, 2011
    • 02:58 PM
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  • Hello, I am new to this site. My husband had an back injury over 18 months ago. About eight months ago the Workers comp sent him to a neurologist. The Neurologist did nerve conduction an other electrical test and it showed nerve damage due to the injury- but he stated that it also show axxon motor damage and radicuitis something unrelated to the injury- . he strongly urge Blood work to be done for an Autoimmune disease- but-WC would not do. He was leaning more toward Lupus, or Lyme. Well My husband finally got the blood work done . He was told two days ago that he tested postive for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. the Doc called him out some Antibotic to take ten days.- Well the symptoms he has been having, memory loss, tiredness, joint paint stiffness, staring off,Blurry vison, as well as leg numbeness, has continued. In the heat and other times he even gets redness on his face.My question? Can he still have Rocky Mountain fever -even though he don't recall having a fever ?. WOuld he still test postive several months later? Is Lymes close to the same test? I dont understand. thanks. He is so different!.I am 51 and just got diagnosed this week. I've had it since I was 15. My psycologist got tuluremia and another tickborne disease and was sent home to die. She immediatly went to "The Shealy Institute" in Fair Grove, MO. She's alive. RMSF is the worst of all tickborne diseases. From what I've read in the forums, no one fully recovers and even after given the antibiotic they still have reoccurences.Thsi disease will damage his immune system. We are taking lowdose naltrexone for our auto-immune disorders.She is in remission. I just started it a month ago. www.lowdosenaltrexone.org It was FDA approved in 1984 to treat something else at a very high mg. lowdose naltrexone was FDA approved Jan. 2012. Not many doctors know about it yet. God Bless You
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