Re: Chronic Q Fever
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three years ago I would get the flue like semptomes ones or twise a month it would last 24-48 hours and would end with a fever of 102-104 (Med History when I was young I had rumatic fever and was on one form or another of penacilon ontil I was 18 at 21 I had the flue and ran a fever of 103 for a week and the Doc. put me on penacilon for a month and told me to go on penacilon every spring and fall to fight strep and posible flue and to take penacilon 30 days before and after eney sergery or dental work and I have but would have the semptomes every few years)
Three years ago after going through the fevers for about 4 months I ended up with ringing in my ears, blured vision, black outs, and what felt like a sever sines infection after numerus catscans, mri, arteriogram, ecocardiografs, and blood test that would floot a battle ship and going through 12 docters until they would give up and send me to another, It subsided on its own. In March of this year it started again but the fever would not break the doc put me on doxycycline for a month after that month was up he sent me to a new Infectious disease Doc He did blood tests for a month and finily sent blood of to the cdc The IFA, IgG, IgA,and IgM tests comfermed Chronic Q fever at present I have a PCR test penting to see which Coxiella Barnetii strain it is. I am curently on doxycycline hyclate 100 twice daily and hydroxychlor 200 three times a day the fevers are now once or twice a day lasting 2 to three hours but still ranging from 100.2 - 105 my arthrites is all but gone the ringing in my ears has subsided the left chick bone has quit herting but sence runing a fever for so long my digestive system is shot. after being diagnosed I have found 2 persons with (query) Q fever and 1 doc that was treted them long term 1. has had it for 54yrs and 1. for 6yrs. they are both Chronic Q fever carriors As their Doc told me if your body can't kill it its cronic if the drugs can't kill it your a carrior. time will tell I go back to my Doc sep 7 with alot of questions I hope this ansered your question. forgive my spelling.