Patient Comments: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - Prognosis

Please describe your experience with Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Comment from: Arkansas, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 19

On Oct. 11, 2011, I was diagnosed with RMSF, three days after tick bites. I had the antibiotics. Four months later with continuing symptoms, I was diagnosed as having polymyalgia rheumatic, then "leaking edema of legs," pink eyes (ointment did not help), nauseated frequently, IC (interstitial cystitis), no bacteria, and frequent bruising of arms with no injury. Now I sleep with oxygen because of low oxygen on Saturday when I was sleeping. I think it is the aftermath of RMSF.

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