A near-death experience surprised a seemingly healthy 54-year old woman while she slept. She couldn’t breathe, her blood pressure dropped dangerously low and has a rapid heartbeat which are the distinct symptoms of anaphylactic shock. Luckily, she was able to quickly get a ride to the hospital. They treated her until she was stable, but were unable to find what triggered this sudden attack. No one could have guessed that Ticks played a major role in this traumatizing experience.