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low-grade fevers, joint pains, spots on hands

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 3, 2011
  • 00:43 PM

Since mid-March I have been dealing with low-grade fevers (around 99-100.5) after an outpatient surgical procedure. Two weeks later I was diagnosed with pneumonia. I was treated with 2 different antibiotics (Omnicef & then 10 days of Avelox) and during that time I had spots pop up on my hands, like insect bites. My fevers never went away completely even on antibiotics. All blood work was normal. I started having pain in my left shoulder, right ankle, and right wrist.

I finally went to a dermatologist and had a biopsy showing Granuloma Annulare to explain the spots. He gave me 15 days of prednisone and that cured me (temporarily)!!! The spots went away, the joint pain ended, and the fevers stopped!!!!!

Then, when I finished my course of steroids, it has all come back. I saw an infectious disease doctor and all my lab work was normal - except for an ANA positive, speckled, at 1:40 which she says is mild.

Her recommendation was to send me back to my dermatologist or to a rheumatologist. What is causing the fevers??? Where should I go now???

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  • Her recommendation was to send me back to my dermatologist or to a rheumatologist. What is causing the fevers??? Where should I go now??? Id follow her lead and do as she is suggesting as it sounds as if they havent given up on your case. You may need to see both specialists as you may have two different things happening. Rheumatoid issues can cause low grade fever and make you more susceptable to other things.
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks! My confusion is that the joint pains stopped with the treatment for the skin problem, LOL. I guess it never hurts to get another opinion!!! :)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had all those symptoms but without the drugs. It was my immune system crashing, named chronic fatigue. I am almost recovered. I avoided fluoride like the plague, and raised my saliva PH from a critically low 4.5 (almost like pop) through the raw food diet. Hope this helps.
    PamelaViktoria 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • has the fever recurred? Why did you avoid Fluoride and how do you know Saliva PH is low?
    Anonymous 1 Replies
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    • 05:30 PM
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