Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Support Group

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most severe and most frequently reported rickettsial illness in the United States, and has been diagnosed throughout the Americas. The disease is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, a species of bacteria that is spread to humans by hard ticks.

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Newly Diagnosed

I was told Monday, July 3rd, 2013 that I have RMSF. I am curious if anyone is out there to talk to. Although I've been on medication for a couple of weeks I am still not feeling well.



My nurse case manager sent me to this site for support. Disappointed at the lack of posts here. There is another site that seems to be more active -

I was diagnosed late September, was apparently bit in May. I am having trouble finding information and doctors that will help me. Everything I have read the last month says "curable after doxycycline if treated within first 5 days". I went almost 6 months with out a diagnosis and therefore without treatment and cannot find anything.
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