Thanks, I appreciate it. They're testing me for some other stuff now. The joint pain and fevers just won't go away. They're thinking it's some kind of autoimmune disorder. Won't know more until the blood test comes back but some of the autoimmune disorders can cause the RMSF tests to come back positive too. I need some relief soon because this joint pain is awful.
Well, looks like I spoke too soon.
The good news is that I don't have any autoimmune diseases. All those tests came back negative. The inflammatory markers in my blood were very high though and it's because my RMSF titer test came back even higher than when I was initially diagnosed. The Dr. says I have a particularly severe case. So, I'm back on antibiotics and I'm back on steroids and I'll be seeing an infectious disease specialist and a rheumatologist next week. The steroids are already helping with the joint pain thankfully because last night was the most painful night I've experienced yet. My hands were so bad I couldn't hold a glass of water and could barely walk. After just two steroid pills today I can use my hands again and can walk a little. Still painful, but nowhere near what it was yesterday.
Looks like I'm going to have a long recovery period so I appreciate all the prayers.