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Recurring Fever

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  • Posted By: samucat
  • November 24, 2009
  • 03:49 PM


I am a nursing 31 year old mother of a 4 month old. I first noticed the fever in September when I came down with a sinus and ear infection. After a round of antibiotics I felt better but the fever never went away. Since then I have been to my primary care physicians office about 4 times with the fever and have been treated for an UTI (staph infection) with Bactrim DS. Last month I returned to the doctor's office because my fever is still going and they took more blood. A quick test for mono was negative but my titer showed I have had mono in the past. The PA concluded that I must've come down with mono in September and that was the cause of my fevers. I'm not satisfied with that diagnosis because I am getting worse not better. My fever generally is higher in the morning around 102.5 and lowers throughout the day sometimes going away for an hour or two. I also have some chest congestion and slight wheezing, body aches, neck stiffness, and sometimes mental confusion (not sure how much may be from lack of sleep with a nursing baby). I was tested also for Lupus and Lyme disease, both were negative. They say my blood work is a good as it gets with normal CBC levels and a clean urine test. I have not traveled out of the country since my honeymoon to Mexico 4 1/2 years ago.

Any direction would be greatly appreciated. I just feel at this time that they are out of ideas. They had mentioned sending me to an infectious disease specialist. I've got another appointment for tomorrow afternoon. I worry for myself and my family. I have to get well to take care of them.


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