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Fever/sick every 3-4 weeks, always sick!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 29, 2009
  • 01:50 PM

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has any idea what can be wrong with me. In June I had a fever of 101F that lasted for 16 days, not accompanied by any cold symptoms. The doctor gave me 2 weeks of antibiotics which finally brought it down (in the last 5 days of the prescription) and attributed it to an unknown infection. Having found a tick on my head a few weeks before that, I was tested for Lyme and it came back negative twice from that doctor, with the exception of band 41 igm being reactive on my western blot. My CBC blood work also came normal. Since then, I have had one illness after another. My knee has also been feeling weird on and off, which I posted on here and got no response to. I was having pain on the top right/back of my head for a few weeks too, but have not had the problem for a few weeks now. I started write down my symptoms to keep track of them and noticed that I am getting a fever approx every 3-4 weeks. In early September I was sick for a few days, then later that month I got a cold and a low grade fever, which lasted for 2-3 weeks. I started to feel better for about 3 days after the cold, then this past Friday had a fever of 101F, complete with chills, body aches and a cough that gave me a killer headache! It really felt like the flu because it just hit me all at once and knocked me off my feet, sort of speak. By Sunday I was feeling way better, so I'm not sure that it was the flu now. Perhaps it is coincidental that I am getting back to back illnesses, but it really seems excessive and everyone keeps asking why I am always sick because it is noticeably unusual. I am 30 yrs old and have only been sick once or twice a year in the past. My husband and son do not seem to be catching any of these illnesses from me. I should also mention that I saw a Lyme doctor a month ago to get a more detailed test (with co-infections included), and he said there was nothing on the results that would suggest Lyme is the issue. I'm really frustrated with getting all of these tests done and being told everything looks normal, when I know normal was never like this for me! Anyone think they can figure out what this can be?

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  • Anyone? Any ideas?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 1, 2009
    • 01:27 PM
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  • Anyone? Any ideas?Google Vitamin D and flu prevention... A lot of research is showing Vitamin D deficiency can lead to immune weakness.
    synesthesia 87 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 02:55 AM
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  • Google Vitamin D and flu prevention... A lot of research is showing Vitamin D deficiency can lead to immune weakness.IT seems to me like you have an iga deficiency which means your immune system is weak and neeeds special treatment beacause you are always catching something and your body;s way fighting it is a fever. This deficiency doesnt show up on normal blood tests your doctor nees to refer you to an immunology consultant who will order special bllod tests. I have all this so I know how you feel and I am over 40 and it has just been diagnosed. In the long run it can be treated with a course of long term antibiotics , also you need to eat well and get lots of rest. Also keep away from people with bad colds ect as much as poss. Hope this helps , good luck and get better !
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 3, 2009
    • 11:24 PM
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