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Chronic fever not cured by antibiotics

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  • Posted By: xxstarcr0ssed
  • December 20, 2010
  • 02:06 AM

Hello all, I'm new here and wondering if anyone can help me. I have had a chronic low grade fever for about two weeks now. My fever hasn't been above 100.5 to the best of my knowledge, but also hasn't been below 99.5. This fever is WITH advil. I was in the middle of finals, so I kind of put my fever on the back burner. A few days into it, I got a UTI. Due to the fever, my doctors thought maybe I had a kidney infection too, and I was prescribed Bactrim 2x daily for 5 days. The UTI symptoms dissipated within two days, and I continued the meds. Five days later, I still had a fever. I returned to see my doctor, she felt as though my body was fairly rundown, probably from stress during finals. She told me to finish the Bactrim, and start a 2 week treatment of Macrodantin 50mg once daily. She also put me on a prenatal vitamin (No, I'm not preggers, she just said they're the best vitamins and I'm run down.). The weird part is I've been on these for a couple days now...and I STILL have a fever but now I cannot touch my toes. I am always able to touch my toes. I found out this was happening yesterday when I bent over to reach for something on the floor. If I do FORCE my body to reach for my toes, my knees bend and my heels raise up off the ground. It's the most bizarre thing I've ever felt...and I'm normally a healthy/fairly fit person. I called the after hours line of my doctor and got a call back from another doctor from the practice who was on call this weekend. She told me to come in tomorrow, but if at any point tonight my fever reaches 101, my body becomes stiffer, or if I become dizzy to go to the ER. Has anyone ever seen symptoms like these? I'm thoroughly confused. I do understand that antibios will not treat a viral infection, but still...I've been ill for 2 weeks and I'm only getting worse it seems. I should also note that my doctor ordered bloodwork for me...I got it done Friday afternoon and have yet to hear the results, since her office is closed on weekends.

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