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Unexplained Persistant Fever

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  • Posted By: canditar
  • September 9, 2009
  • 10:26 PM

I am need of help & was wondering if anyone else has had symptoms similar to mine. I've had a persistant fever, of b/t 101 - 104 since January of this year (over 8 months now). I stay pretty tired & am always thirsty; not to mention I've lost over 10 lbs since the fever started.
I've been to the Dr several times, but to no avail. I had the TB test & mono test, but both were negative. Also had an upper & lower GI, colonoscopy, & stomach ultrasound; all were normal. The fever doesn't go down w/Tylenol, Aspirin, or Ibuprofen. There have been a few instances, since the fever, where I've passed out completely. I'm not sure how long I was out for, since I was the only one home at the time it happened. I had a complete blood count done & my absolute lymphocytes were out of the acceptable range (4005/uL). My Dr sd I probably had some sort of virus that would go away on its own, but nothing has improved.
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated, as I don't know what to do now. Thanks

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  • I hope someone responds with information on this. Except for the passing out part i have been running a fever of 101 to 103.5 for the past year and 1 1/2. I went on antibiotics for 28 days and that helped for a short time but the fever is back. No other symptom. I get tired, but i work on my feet in a stressful job for 10-12 hours a day so tired is not necessarily a symptom for me.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2009
    • 00:05 AM
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  • I hope someone responds with information on this. Except for the passing out part i have been running a fever of 101 to 103.5 for the past year and 1 1/2. I went on antibiotics for 28 days and that helped for a short time but the fever is back. No other symptom. I get tired, but i work on my feet in a stressful job for 10-12 hours a day so tired is not necessarily a symptom for me.If you live in the southwest ( or was there around 8-9 months ago try looking up something called valley fever its endemic and widespread and apparently ignored even tho it kills people.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 24, 2009
    • 11:55 AM
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  • I also hope someone can help, I've been looking for 5 years for that answer. I have been able to knock it down to 99.9 on occaision with enough tylenol and motrin, but it never stays down. It has also become a 'paperwork problem' as few dentists are excited about doing any work on someone with an elevated temp, and I can't get minor surgical things (mole removal etc) done--- liability. I have been trying to persuade my insurance to let me go to an endocrinologist, I feel that there would be some answers there. Have you reduced it with medications only to 'anger it' where it comes back worse? Or does it just gradually creep up? Not go down @ all? Some of the suggestions my old doc had( she is really good but I had to move) were Allergies- something in diet etc causing a response (allergies can spring up- even if you have never had them before), auto immune (she believes this to be among the top choices- consider seeing a rheumatologist), Cytomegalo virus--- Does not last this long usually, but in the past few years I have had 3 + tests (in the acute infection stage) all 1 year apart although my last (#4)showed the levels to be in the convalescent phase and the temp is still lingering. I will rummage through my notes as I can't think right now (my memory is gone) and let you know if I see anything else worth discussing with your doc. The best advice I can give you, is if your doc can't help, get a second opinion or referrals to specialists. Rheumatology & Endocrineology to startKeep researching online, please remember though you can't diagnose it, just ask the doc if any of these things are likely. I hope you get some answers
    kj1977 2 Replies
    • October 30, 2009
    • 01:06 PM
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