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Chronic low grade fever, asthma symptoms, sweats

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 16, 2007
  • 03:25 AM

I am in desparation writing to this site. I have been ill since end of May. It started with a bad cold, turned to laryngitis and sinus infection. The advice nurse (who I have to talk to to get an appt) said it was not a sinus infection so she would not set up an appt. she said to wait 2 more weeks it was a bad cold and to take OTC (decogestant, acetaminophen etc..) It then moved to my lungs - I finally got an appt. My peak flow reading was in 50% range of where it should be. I was told I had allergy induced asthma (even though I've had allergies all my life and no breathing probs like this and that this came on after a bad virus). I have been on asthma meds but they have not seemed to help significantly the las time I went in I was in the 60% range. I also have been running a low grade fever ever since I got the cold. First it was 102/103 when I first had major cold symptoms ever since 2 or 3 times a day I overheat, sweat profusely and my temp. rises but is always under 101. I feel fatigue and like I have a fever. I was told by my Dr. this is not a fever and people normally have elevated temps. I keep telling her I have never FELT my temp. change and felt hot sweaty 2 or 3 times a day out of the blue and this did not start until this bad virus. I also wake up burning up and sweating. I am now on a nasal steroid spray, steroid inhaler, emergency inhaler + nebulizer w/albuterol because my emergency inhaler only works for about 20 min.s, antibiotic, antihistamine, sinular, serevent, etc.... to add insult to injury I am now all puffy (face hands, feet) and have diarrhea every day since the newest meds (now she said if it persists she wants to take a stool sample) by the way a blood sample has never been taken. I have also had (maybe a coincidence 3 high blood pressure readings since visiting the dr. for this) and I have never had that before. I have a history of pneumonia (when I was very little 2, bronchitis 3or 4 times, and sinus problems (always infected to the point I had surgery)) My dr. has only taken lung xrays, as far as tests, to eliminate pneumonia as the problem and just keeps adding more and more medicines to the list. I am at my wits end. I keep explaining to her something is wrong because I can't even wake up in the mornings now where as before I was like a clock between 6&6:30 am I am awake no alarm necessary and I feel fatigue all the time and all these drugs do not seem to get my "asthma" under control. I am now being told by the Dr. it could be heartburn related (again even though I have had no heartburn symptoms and it has never happened before) If you could Please help with some advice I'd appreciate it.

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  • G.E.R.D. (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) can sneakily drip hydrochloric acid back into your lungs without you knowing it. But that seems like just a little part of your problems. Do you have to go to that doctor? How about seeing a pulmonologist? You might have some other lung problem like sarcoid or toxoplasmosis etc.
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  • I have been surfing the web in search of clues to my chronic low grade fever and in reading your and others narratives have noticed that the one thing that we have in common is the use of Albuterol or some other steroidal med. I believe I'll stop smoking now and stop taking the Albuterol and will let you know if this alleviates my fever.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 1, 2007
    • 03:12 AM
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  • WELL I HAVE NO RIGHT TO EVER GIVE ADVICE TO ANYONE.BUT HERE ARE THE 3 THINGS I LEARNED BY THE AGE OF 55NO ONE NO ONE CARES ABOUT U, EXCEPT U, AND HOPEFULL YOUR FAMILY. KEEP A DIARY, EVERY DAY WRITE HOW U FEEL WHAT TIME OF DAY AND WHAT U ATE, AND WHAT YOUR STRESS LEVEL WAS THAT DAY. I PROMISE U WILL SEE A PATTERN IN A FEW MONTHSTHE OTHER ITEM IS EVERY DR AND FAMILY HAVE TOLD ME FOR 30 YEARS. USE OCEAN NOSESPRAY. I SAID BS IT IS SALT WATER. I HAVE SEVERE SINUS AN ASTHMA SINCE 6 MONTHS OLD. UNTIL 6 MONTHS AGO I STARTED OCEAN I WOKE UP EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE FOR 18 YEARS WITH A HEADACHE. 2 MIGRAINES A MONTH. 4 TO 6 SUDFED A DAY, NO MIGRAINES NO HEADACHES 2 SUDFED A DAY. CHANGED MY LIFE.THE THIRD THING I NEVER BELIEVED IN NOW I DO 100% HOLISTIC MED. DO I KNOW A GREAT ONE WHO IS ON RADIO NATION WIDE FROM HERE. I AM FROM AZ. IF U WANT WRITE ME I WILL SEND HIS ADDRESS WHEN ON RADIO.THE LAST THING IS LOOK THIS UP ALLERGIC BRONCHOPULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS. MERLINPETS@AOL.COM SANDY GOOD LUCK
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 8, 2007
    • 09:47 AM
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  • I am in desparation writing to this site. I have been ill since end of May. It started with a bad cold, turned to laryngitis and sinus infection. The advice nurse (who I have to talk to to get an appt) said it was not a sinus infection so she would not set up an appt. she said to wait 2 more weeks it was a bad cold and to take OTC (decogestant, acetaminophen etc..) It then moved to my lungs - I finally got an appt. My peak flow reading was in 50% range of where it should be. I was told I had allergy induced asthma (even though I've had allergies all my life and no breathing probs like this and that this came on after a bad virus). I have been on asthma meds but they have not seemed to help significantly the las time I went in I was in the 60% range. I also have been running a low grade fever ever since I got the cold. First it was 102/103 when I first had major cold symptoms ever since 2 or 3 times a day I overheat, sweat profusely and my temp. rises but is always under 101. I feel fatigue and like I have a fever. I was told by my Dr. this is not a fever and people normally have elevated temps. I keep telling her I have never FELT my temp. change and felt hot sweaty 2 or 3 times a day out of the blue and this did not start until this bad virus. I also wake up burning up and sweating. I am now on a nasal steroid spray, steroid inhaler, emergency inhaler + nebulizer w/albuterol because my emergency inhaler only works for about 20 min.s, antibiotic, antihistamine, sinular, serevent, etc.... to add insult to injury I am now all puffy (face hands, feet) and have diarrhea every day since the newest meds (now she said if it persists she wants to take a stool sample) by the way a blood sample has never been taken. I have also had (maybe a coincidence 3 high blood pressure readings since visiting the dr. for this) and I have never had that before. I have a history of pneumonia (when I was very little 2, bronchitis 3or 4 times, and sinus problems (always infected to the point I had surgery)) My dr. has only taken lung xrays, as far as tests, to eliminate pneumonia as the problem and just keeps adding more and more medicines to the list. I am at my wits end. I keep explaining to her something is wrong because I can't even wake up in the mornings now where as before I was like a clock between 6&6:30 am I am awake no alarm necessary and I feel fatigue all the time and all these drugs do not seem to get my "asthma" under control. I am now being told by the Dr. it could be heartburn related (again even though I have had no heartburn symptoms and it has never happened before) If you could Please help with some advice I'd appreciate it.Please get blood work done, then take those blood results to couple of doctors not just one. Having fever more then 7 days alerts you that something is wrong. Especially fever in low range. Atlest whe its really high for couple of days you know your body is fighting of virus/infection. So check blood work asap
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 16, 2008
    • 04:03 PM
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  • You need to go to a new doctor. A lot of the medications you are on can cause the symptoms you are describing in your post. They can also cause a rise in your blood pressure. If I were you, I would stop using the inhalers and the Albuterol unless you are actually having an asthma attack. The steroid inhalers you need to go off gradually, don't do it all at once. They also can cause the puffiness you are seeing. The antibitotics can cause the diarrhea and the steroids reduce your ability to fight infection so you may have a low grade infection somewhere. Find a new doctor that can help you get off all of this medication carefully and then he/she can do a workup and find out what is really the problem.
    ctirish 2 Replies
    • January 17, 2008
    • 03:50 AM
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  • Did you ever get diagnosed properly and have you recovered?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 15, 2008
    • 05:01 PM
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  • Have your doctor check your for epstein barr virus.....Good Luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 26, 2010
    • 02:26 AM
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  • why dnt you get tested for tuberculosis infection.the symptoms are quite similar.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 27, 2010
    • 03:57 PM
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  • dear sir,I think what u have could be either TB or chlmydia pneumonia though i am suggest to chlmydia vibramycin for 10 days will be very good choice for u cz ts difficult to diagnose chlmydial infection and vibramycin has a few side effects.regards,dr makarcardiologist
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2010
    • 01:11 AM
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  • Hello everyone I created a website for people who suffer from asthma. I decided to create it because I too suffer from asthma and I wanted to help people with this disease. The site informs you on how to keep asthma symptoms under control, what to do during an asthma attack, remedies for asthma (HOME REMEDIES, treating asthma and much more! You can also share your asthma experiences with us if you like! www.asthmasymptoms86.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 8, 2010
    • 00:52 AM
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  • So I too have had this list of symptoms, without the meds to interfere, and I am starting to get worried. I am sleeping 12-15 hours a day and still tired always, diarhea, sinus irritation, bronchial irritation, stomach upset. I have been doing home remedies like ginger-lemon tea with local honey, sage-licorice cough drops, sauna for the bronchial irritation, and eating mostly the brat diet except for my tea and cough drops... any information would be awesome... I will get checked for the chlamydia pneumonia. Thank you,
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2011
    • 04:29 AM
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