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Recurrent fever, stiff neck

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 8, 2010
  • 03:29 PM

Two weeks ago(a saturaday morning), I awoke with a crink in my neck and paid it little to no attention, just thought I slept in a bad position. Then day after day, it seemed to get a little bit stiffer. Also I started to feel a little nasuea. Then on Thursday night( 5days later), I had to go the ER it was so bad I could hardly move my neck without severe pain, I had a fever near 102. They drawed some blood and did a spinal tap to check for menningitis which came back negative, sent me home and told me I most likely pulled a muscle in my neck and to get with my provider. Forgot to mention my loss and apetite as well. The following monday I went to my provider after throwing up my dinner the night before and running a fever again of 102.2 and having severe headaches. I gave him a run down of my symptoms:
Recurrent Fever
severe headaches
stiff neck
night sweats

He went over my charts and labs from the ER and then order more labs, blood cultures, x ray of chest and stomach, CT scan of Sinus chest and stomach, nasal wash to check for flu.
Everything came back negative he has noticed that my liver functions are a little high, but has told me it is not unrare for something viral, which he seems to be leaning toward. I have taken another set of labs and the liver functions are still alittle high, so something is going on with the liver. I have an ultrasound of the liver scheduled, and a consult with another physican for a possible liver biopsy.
This is weird, I take motrin/Ibprofen 800mg 3 times a day and he has given me a trial of an antibiotic augmentin to see if it helps. After the medicine kicks in I feel almost brandnew but every night I get chills, sweats and fever from 101-102.3, feels so bad my wife wants me to go the ER every night, but after the final dose of motrin kicks in for the day I mellow back out. I have also been tested for HIV and other stds. A year ago I went and did a private test and was told that I have herpes, I haven't had an outbreak in along time and otherwise I am in fairly good health a little overwieght but not much, 25 years old and in the military full time.
I hope some one can help me

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  • Have you found out what was wrong?? My husband has the EXACT same symptoms and they won't go away. Any luck!?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 21, 2011
    • 01:30 AM
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  • My kid has the same thing. 3 day period of fever, loss of appetite, night sweats, then stiff neck and that's it. Motrin makes him feel brand new for about 4 hours. Blood tests come back fine. Doctors say that's how his immune system reacts to any infection but I don't believe it.
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