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Fever, Vomiting, Dizzy, Sinus Headache

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  • Posted By: wynterthyme
  • July 20, 2010
  • 05:49 PM

I've had what started as a sinus headache, then dizziness. From there it went to fever, vomiting and diarhea...does anyone know what this can be? This is the second time in 3 months....

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  • Maybe you just caught a couple of viruses. If it happens again make sure your doctor rules out Addison's disease. Addison's disease usually develops very slowly, with on and off eposides of it and can be fatal untreated "Addisonian crisisAn "Addisonian crisis" or "adrenal crisis" is a constellation of symptoms that indicate severe adrenal insufficiency. This may be the result of either previously undiagnosed Addison's disease, a disease process suddenly affecting adrenal function (such as adrenal hemorrhage), or an intercurrent problem (e.g. infection, trauma) in the setting of known Addison's disease. Additionally, this situation may develop in those on long-term oral glucocorticoids who have suddenly ceased taking their medication. In these people, long term use of synthetic glucocorticoids will have caused further atrophy of the adrenal glands by negative feedback. It is also a concern in the setting of myxedema coma; thyroxine given in that setting without glucocorticoids may precipitate a crisis. Untreated, an Addisonian crisis can be fatal. It is a medical emergency, usually requiring hospitalization. Characteristic symptoms are:Sudden penetrating pain in the legs, lower back or abdomenSevere vomiting and diarrhea, resulting in dehydrationLow blood pressureSyncope (loss of consciousness)HypoglycemiaConfusion, psychosis, slurred speechSevere lethargyHypercalcaemiaConvulsionsFever "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addison's_disease Headaches also commonly happen with Addison's.
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