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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

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How was your Rocky Mountain spotted fever treated? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: me, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I know how you feel; the last entry that was written. I was bitten by a tick 6 years ago. No one could tell me why I was sick. I had rash, fevers, leaking sores all over. My legs were sore, I kept getting flu symptoms over and over, fatigue and swelling of lymph nodes. Just horrible pain. Three years later I went to a naturopathic clinic and they sent my blood work to the state and came back positive for Rocky Mountain spotted fever. So I finally got the right treatment. A long time too late. I cannot work anymore. My body and my insides are really messed up. I am pretty much sick all the time now. And even a lot of the time water will burn my skin. I just wish one day soon I can feel like I did before all this happened. It is definitely not easy. I'm glad I can read I'm not alone.

Comment from: Johngoin, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 22

I got 2 ticks off the back of my neck. I didn't pay it any mind, ticks were a normal part of summer or so I thought. I worked out of town with this sickness for 2 weeks before I got in to see the doctor. I thought I had the flu or that my blood pressure had gone through the roof, I felt like my head was going to explode. I lost all of my balance and I had gotten slurred speech and was sweating like I was inside a solid heater. I thought I was going to die. Well, now after the treatment for Rocky Mountain spotted fever I cannot be in direct sunlight. It feels like my brain is swelling up in my skull, I start slurring my speech and am ready to pass out. It makes me sick for days if I get too hot. A migraine headache can't touch what it does to me. So obviously I didn't seek treatment soon enough. Now I cannot work because of this and hopefully Social Security Disability office will see what it's done to me and take it for what it is. A deadly disease that could kill or at times wish you did die. Yes it is that bad.

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