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Old 12-02-2007, 05:27 AM   #1
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High Fever...

Hey all,
I'm at the hospital right now. Brought my lyme infected boyfriend in cuz we couldn't break his fever of 103.4. He's been on IV Rocephin for 7 weeks now with no fever before now. Could he be herxing this late in the game? Has anyone else had problems with high fevers? Any Info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:52 AM   #2
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Re: High Fever...

Hi ILgal. I am sorry you boyfriend is in the hospital. Does he have Babesiosis or Ehrlichiosis? Both of these co-infections can cause a high fever. I believe a herx can cause a fever somethimes also. Many people herx every three to four weeks, so he could be herxing.

Keep us posted on how he is doing okay?

 
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:51 PM   #3
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Re: High Fever...

you know there are a lot of viruses going around right now. I was sick and several people at my work have been sick with fevers. It may be that he just has caught the flu.
Good luck and I hope he gets well soon!

 
Old 12-02-2007, 03:36 PM   #4
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Thanks Rodney!

 
Old 12-02-2007, 03:38 PM   #5
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Thanks Ticker!

 
Old 12-27-2007, 11:13 AM   #6
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Re: High Fever...Contaminated Heparin

Turns out, my boyfriend's heparin flush for his picc line was contaminated with cerratia bacteria. Ended up in the hospital for a week. Anyone else get the contaminated heparin? Please let me know.

 
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Re: High Fever...Contaminated Heparin

Hi IL gal. After reading this post now, I was wondering if he could have used the contaminated Heparin. I had posted the article here, but cannot find it. Tony also posted it at [url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=562430[/url]

How is he doing? I hope he is okay.

I am sorry this happened. I think you should contact the CDC, the pharmacy that supplied it, and his doctor. You may want to keep any syringes you have, they are evidence.

I know someone who also had the contaminated Heparin and got sick. Your boyfriend should be compensated for this.

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Old 12-27-2007, 09:28 PM   #8
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Re: High Fever...

Thanks Ticker,
He seems to be okay except his lyme symptoms are coming back. We did keep a few syringes and we did contact everyone. Hopefully he will be compensated for everything. How is your friend doing?

 
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