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Every few weeks: low-grade fever (99-99.8) + light-headed + muscle fatigue. Any ideas? Auto-immune?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 27, 2014
  • 01:22 PM

I feel silly because none of these symptoms are all that serious, but put them together and it's difficult to get through daily life. Every few weeks, it's the same: low-grade fever (99-99.8ish) + light-headed + muscle fatigue. This lasts for a few days, during which time I feel useless. Very difficult to get out of bed, let alone make it through the day.

In between these episodes, I generally feel ok but always have an underlying fatigue. My brain is working / not tired, however it feels like my body is being weighed down.

I have had blood work done and it shows everything within normal ranges (slightly low blood pressure, slightly hyper-thyroidism...but all within normal range).

About 10 years ago I had pain in my jaw, and after many months of visiting numerous doctors, they found that I have osteoarthritis in my jaw. That doctor did blood work and told me that my "ANA?" numbers showed antibodies that typically mean an autoimmune disorder. However since I had no symptoms I probably didn't have anything.

Over the last few years, I've given birth twice. Both healthy pregnancies / healthy deliveries / healthy babies (thank goodness!).

Flash forward to today and I have no idea if these things have anything to do with one another, but I'm wondering about others' experiences and if anyone has ideas. Thanks!

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  • You need to have your ANA checked again. I am surprised they haven't checked your levels in 10 years. Is your hyperthyroidism managed currently and when were those levels checked last?
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 31, 2014
    • 02:43 AM
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  • My ANA reads high and I'm being treated by a rheumatologist for an autoimmune disorder.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 25, 2014
    • 04:41 AM
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  • Check out the possibility of SIBO, an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the small intestine, which can lead to autoimmune disease. I have the same fatigue, dizziness and now signs of malabsorption of nutrients. SIBO can progress very slowly and chronic issues like that are hard to diagnose.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • December 10, 2014
    • 04:13 PM
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  • I had the same symptoms and the Dr thought I had Mono I took antibiotics and felt better for a week or so and then bam I was down on the couch yet again I went through this for 2 years until they Finally tested me for Ebstien Barr virus and sure enough that was it. I hope this helps you.
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