So recently I was sick, very sick… Symptoms were verbatim,identical to rocky mountain spotted fever. While its possible that I have it, its very unlikely (not a single doctor out of 20 has even seen it here , much less could diagnose it), and after trying to contact infectious disease specialists, it seems it doesn’t happen here (in texas/irving/dallas area)…I didn’t go to those doctors, but I maid calls for days (I was very sick), the health department, various county health organizations, calling number(referals)after numbers… So it been 2 weeks, and I’m still sick… Problem is, I’m prone to dehydration and or heat sickness, and that might be complicating it (8 years in the south, I still haven’t adapted, and no air at work, I get sick every summer).
I guess I’m kind or worried about organ failure (cannot process water fast enough, every piss is dark yellow), but that could be just dehydration, heat sickness (not enough air conditioning at work for 6 year4s running). I have leg pains (I stand all day at work, but I have done that for 6 years)???
I have been weak and sick for 3 weeks plus, and my life is so stressfull, I decided to drink last night (drank a lot, not unusual for a day off), but I have only drank twice since getting sick, and last time, it was a 4 day hangover (NOT NORMAL). I’m mostly ok, but very tired and weak. I had a rash all over my legs and if anything, they continue to hurt (I stand and walk all day, so it could be normal pain, normal as in I’m working 12 hour shifts cause its christmas, but its not christmas ande I’m working 6-7 hour shifts). If you google (google images), rocky mountain spotted feaver, they look horrible (I didn’t get that), but the most mild pics looked like mine. I got this
Not one, but hundreds on my lower legs alone (maybe thousands)…
So I’m still sick. The massive fever, week off work (use my sick time for my last child’s birth, got an 80$ check for the week (taxes and medical deductions ate the rest) is long gone. I drank lots of water on purpose (and I feel better, I have had heat/dehydration problems every year since I moved to the south). I still have a stomach something (no idea what), and what really confuses me, Ice cream (should settle the stomach) does little, but liquid lactobacilious from the health food store has immediate effect, and I mean immediate… It can replace the natural flora, it can help crowd out other bacteria (I didn’t take that much), but there is no logical reason that It would have an immediate effect, when I take it.
Fyi I dont have a regular doctor, and have not satisfied my co pay (gotta pay the first 350$ of anything in full). I continue to have body aches, leg pain (dehydration, still sick??).
One thing I can say, I haven’t had a pee that was not dark yellow in weeks )could be the dehydration thing, but even when make an effort to drink lots of water).
Am I dying??? It would be funny if I was (life’s hard right now and death doesn’t scare me), but I have two young children, and I would hate to leave them in my wifes hands…