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Low-grade fever off and on, headache off and on, and constant fatigue for a month now?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 8, 2014
  • 06:17 AM

I've had a low-grade fever off and on for about a month now. It generally fluctuates between 99.6 and 100.1, one time it climbed up to 100.9, and another it went up to 101.4, but other than that, it's not too bad.

Along with the low-grade fever, I've been constantly exhausted. It feels as if I've only gotten four hours of sleep, when in reality I've been getting ten to eleven hours of sleep (except when I'm working, and even then, I'm getting eight to nine hours a night). This morning I woke up at eight forty five, and my head, throat and stomach hurt, so I went back to sleep until a quarter past noon, and I was still exhausted.

In the first week or so, my nose was stuffy, but that was the only thing that's gotten better.

I've also had a headache on and off every day, which also brings about HORRIBLE brain fog. I'm ADHD, and have been off medication for a couple of years, so I get the occasional brain fog from time to time, but never this bad. The other day I was driving to work, and I swear I had a time skip or something, because I remember turning onto a street, and then all of a sudden I was almost there, and I had NO idea how I got there. Apparently, lots of people with ADHD get that, but it's never happened to me before.

My stomach and throat are also starting to hurt

I'm not sure if this is related, but I've been getting shooting pains up and down my arms, legs and fingertips more often than usual. Once it was in the center of my chest, and it hurt badly enough to double me over and gasp for breath, which sounds bad, but it was only for a few moments, and then I was fine. I'm 19, so I know it's most likely not a heart problem. I'm fairly certain I had a dissociative seizure about a year and a half ago, but I don't think that's liked to this at all.

I was wondering, though, if all this could be linked to ADHD medication? I was on Concerta for about ten years, Focalin XR for two (It made me black out in the first few months I tried it), and then Adderall for a few months.

Any responses would be greatly appreciated,

thank you :)

P.S I have not seen a doctor yet, I just didn't know what to call this discussion. I'm trying to find a new doctor, as my current one doesn't seem to ever take my concerns seriously, and basically tells me everything is in my head, which just annoys the crap out of me. My mom has one I think I'm going to, but we have yet to make an appointment.

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  • Hi, l had the same thing going on with me for bout 8 weeks and longer but not as off and .I have Ben told I have ADHD . But whatever. Ok moore then likely it the meds you were taken.(adderall) and the other ones.It takes at least two months to get back to normal.after drugs or meds..Others thing's energy drinks meth use stress caffeine,the coming down effect, morgallons and not getting exsersiz. All possibilities. PS take care of yourself,eat healthy drink lots of water try to get good sleep
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  • I've been off the meds for almost two years, so it's not from that. I went to a doctor, she thought it was dehydration (which is entirely possible because i'm bad at remembering to feed and hydrate myself) but I drink more water, and I get more headaches. I started going to the gym and trying to eat healthier which has helped
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  • Have you been tested for Lymes Disease???
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  • It sounds like petit mal seizures. During the "brain fog", do you have a feeling like "deja vu"? If so, then I would recommend that you see an epileptologist. It is not uncommon during a petit mal seizure to have short periods of time missing & what people think is a panic attack. This could explain some of the other symptoms you are having. Petit mal seizures can't always be detected by EEG but symptoms alone can lead to diagnosis.
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  • A possibility: even when tested for Lyme disease for 2 1/2 years, having classic Sx, seeing Infectious Disease doc... finally found an LLMD in TN who sent labs to specific lab in CA. (+ for Lyme + co-infections) My Sx very similar. Please see http://www.igenex.com Tests for Lyme need to be sent here for correct Dx. Mine is now chronic because doc didn't listen. Did my own research as you are. Just some blood sent to correct lab... if it's Lyme, you'll know. Force doc to listen!
    RNdoesnotmeanIknow 1 Replies
    • September 28, 2014
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