A fever, which is defined as a body temperature over 98.6 F, is basically your immune system announcing, hey, I’ve got a LOT going on right now, and I’m doing the best I can to fight off the bad guys! The telltale signs of a fever are chills and sweats—one minute you’re freezing, and the next minute you’re opening up the windows in the middle of winter. A fever is also one of the first signs of an autoimmune disease and of Lyme, so it is not something to disregard, especially if you also have symptoms like fatigue, muscle aches, and inflammation—or if you notice it within weeks of a tick bite. Fortunately, most fevers will resolve on their own within a few days. If your fever reaches 103 F or higher, it’s a good idea to check in with your practitioner, especially if you have other symptoms or if it lasts longer than 3 days. If you have a lower grade fever and you’re riding it out at home, there are a few things you can do to make yourself more comfortable. Three of the best are to rest, take acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, or ibuprofen (Motrin IB, Advil), and stay hydrated. Or you can try a “diaphoretic” herbal remedy, which promotes sweating to fight fever. These include elder flower, peppermint, ginger, boneset, and yarrow. Additional treatments vary depending on the cause and intensity of your fever, along with other factors, such as your age. But remember, while your body is fighting the good fight, a steaming bowl of chicken soup doesn’t hurt, either.
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Both tests from the lyme specialist came back positive for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever...hooray for some answers! (insert spongebob 2 years later...)
I just heard back from my Lyme specialist about my bloodwork (LabCorp). I tested positive for an active infection of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The specialist would like to retest me for RMSF as she said false positives are common. Anyone else heard of this? My Lyme disease and Batronella tests came back negative. My main symptoms are burning under my skin (the worst in my extremities) and terrible foot pain. Did anyone use IGeneX or just get treated clinically? Thanks 💚✨
before a basketball game my heart rate raced out of no where and my body shut down , weeks later I fealt terrible , fever, fatigue, weird heart beats , red spots around my torso, it soon got better , but then I lost breath one day and it’s been happening for awhile , and it cause me fatigue and sleepless nights , what should I do,
Hi friends with Chronic Lyme! I'm currently being treated with Doxycycline for my Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and on multiple supplements. Been experiencing occasional full body pins and needles but on a super intense level. Usually when relaxed but sometimes causes some very brief paralyzing pain. Anyone else experience this and find anything that seems to help?
my skin has been feeling warm lately. it’s not a fever, but it feels like my skin has been in the sun. really need to get that full thyroid panel done...
I feel I have diabetes because I checked with my husbands meter and it was 64 and then checked a later time and it was 74 but my main concern is I’ve drank water after water after water and my mouth is still dry I don’t have a fever no stuffy nose or cough I’m just wondering why I’m so damn thirsty and why my blood sugar is so low and I don’t even have diabetes
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