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Arthritis

Question
Posted by: Wendy Hanssen | 2018/12/03

Q.

Q fever specialists in the Southern African region

I was diagnosed with Chronic Q Fever in April, meaning I contracted it in Jan/Feb whilst in Australia, we presume. Recent tests have revealed the possibility of my having had acute Q Fever in my past. My Titers are currently at 600 and I am still on Doxy and Levo( started both in April upon diagnosis from SA labs, showing in bold type, CHRONIC Q FEVER - URGENT) I have since found my ME symptoms have escalated and I am now diagnosed as having Fibromyalgia! My life has been turned upside down, and all I want is to be able to regain some form of normality, PLEASE! In my past, I was an extreme sport athlete, and I currently have a 23yr old, fully dependent, physically challenged son I look after. I am his sole carer, so I need to be strong to lift him etc. The current pain I am in is ridiculous, along with loss of strength. Cortisone has been my only relief, but, as we all know, there is a limit to how many times I may use it! Please help!

Expert's Reply

A.

Arthritis expert
- 2018/12/13

I'm afraid I do not have any great knowledge about Q fever except that you are on the correct antibiotic.

You may need to consult an infectious disease specialist to get further assistance.

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