Ehrlichiosis - Tick Borne

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by RightHand, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    We're overrun by ticks - all types and I have suffered from Lyme disease for years but a couple weeks ago, a friend of mine had another tick borne illness - Ehrlichiosis. High and sustained fever, rash, nausea, and a killer headache. Even with high doses of antibiotics, this lasted two full weeks and this isn't a wimpy guy who gives in to illness or injury. He saw his left leg ripped off in a motor cycle accident when he was 16, has endured several surgeries removing more and more of his stump due to bone infections, and has suffered from MRSA for the past 6 years. This guy is tough but the Ehrlichiosis dropped him to his (one) knee.

    Ehrlichiosis -
  2. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    Huh. I've never heard that one. We saw a good surge in ticks after all that crazy tornado-wet weather finally stopped. It appears to have died down now.

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I pray he gets well.
  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Thanks for the warning RH! I've never heard of that.

    Prayers for your friend. [angel]
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