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Sensitive, Aches, Fever, Swollen Glands

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  • Posted By: SailorinAZ
  • June 6, 2008
  • 03:29 PM

For about 3 weeks now I have been getting low grade fevers a couple times per day. I also have swollen lymph nodes in various places in my neck. Mostly lower neck. My body hurts/aches. My skin feels sensitive and I get chills. Sometimes I sweat at night when I am sleeping. I also feel tired. I have a slight increase in thirst. The couple days before these symptoms started I had what looked like a bad heat rash on my chest and right shoulder. I have minor headaches and occasional dizziness. I have no other significant symptoms. I am a 41 year old male and relatively healthy. I have been to the doctor and they took 7 vials of blood. They never called me concerning the results. I called them and have been waiting for a call back for 2 days because even if what they tested for was negative, I still feel bad. Usually when I get sick I get over it real fast except for maybe colds. I have had those last up to 2 weeks. I am really concerned because I have never had anything like this before and never had anything last so long before. I am unsure as to everything the doctor tested for. I do know he tested my Thyroid and for Lyme disease. Please help.

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  • Sorry...Listen what you show as symptoms are the first one of lyme and what make my assurance up is that it started with 2 rash. Ok, i know it seems weird, ill repeat all this cause i don't want u to be sick again and more and more...You have lyme disease!!:::: Lyme disease is unknown of dr, deny of Infectious dr, and the normal tests are not good. You also are maby too soon to test positive.Actions are done all around the world for that and even the attorney general of Connecticut did actions for it to change! look: http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/view.asp?a=2795&q=414284You must see a lyme doctor, and have the good test done, for co infections also, you can have catch co infections. Listen, millions os people have a normal lyme test negative before being worst and worst and finally learn about the truth of lyme and see a LLMD (lyme literate medical doctor) Join Lymenet, go in "seeking a doctor" and tell yor area, they will help u!!http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.phpIf not, your symptoms will improve, you will see all specialist for any kinds of symptoms and will find nothing or will have a bad diagnosis.Look at it:a movie coming about the truth:http://www.openeyepictures.com/underourskin/uos_background.htmltrailer on youtube: Under our skin: http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=sxWgS0XLVqwIn some years, lyme will be a clinical diagnosis with rash like you had, it is lyme. it will change but now it is a scandal everywhere!So hope you follow my advice, cause you can heal well you're just at the beginning!Know that im very sick and tired now trying to help you and i do it for nobody else have lyme years and saw specialists and bad dignosis before knowing it is lyme. I write you from Canada,im 24 and sick, very sick, but like i cant almost move, i put energy in helping others. and i wish u good luck.Give some news!Fannie
    Fannou 111 Replies Flag this Response
  • I never had the bulls eye rash though. Just what looked like bad heat rash. Even after I called medical they still did not return my call. Another weekend feeling like crap. I am going to call tomorrow morning/Monday and raise heck.
    SailorinAZ 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • 30% does have a bull rash or a rash. Most doN,t remember a tick ao any rash. You had a rash. and you do have symptoms.F.
    Fannou 111 Replies Flag this Response
  • Those all sound like minor symptoms, but all on top of eachother must be frustrating. Did you know that all of those things can happen just from your body fighting off a virus or infection for a longer period of time? Could end up being as simple as a cold or flu bug that your body is trying to prevent from happening. The rash could be from the fever causing sweat and the night sweating. The fever could be the body warming its temperature to fight it and from all the white blood cell activity, so on and so forth. Maybe try helping it out and spend a few days taking long lazy bath soaks, getting reaquainted with the couch and tv, and enjoying some vitamin packed chicken soup and OJ. Even if thats not the case, that can't hurt anything that I've ever heard of--and I can certainly think of a worse way to spend a few days-lol. Good luck.
    chromegirl666 101 Replies Flag this Response
  • For about 3 weeks now I have been getting low grade fevers a couple times per day. I also have swollen lymph nodes in various places in my neck. Mostly lower neck. My body hurts/aches. My skin feels sensitive and I get chills. Sometimes I sweat at night when I am sleeping. I also feel tired. I have a slight increase in thirst. The couple days before these symptoms started I had what looked like a bad heat rash on my chest and right shoulder. I have minor headaches and occasional dizziness. I have no other significant symptoms. I am a 41 year old male and relatively healthy. I have been to the doctor and they took 7 vials of blood. They never called me concerning the results. I called them and have been waiting for a call back for 2 days because even if what they tested for was negative, I still feel bad. Usually when I get sick I get over it real fast except for maybe colds. I have had those last up to 2 weeks. I am really concerned because I have never had anything like this before and never had anything last so long before. I am unsure as to everything the doctor tested for. I do know he tested my Thyroid and for Lyme disease. Please help. you can ask for an EBV Epstein-Barr Virus . As for the rash viruses can cause a skin rash. If you fevers arnt that bad you can assume a virus.. Viral infections can last from a few days to 6 weeks. My EBV lasted for longer but only cause it turned into mono. There are a couple of other viruses that can cause those symptoms. Most doctors will test for some common viruses that would cause similar symptoms to ebv if they decide to test for that.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks everyone. I will be calling this morning at 730am. My family suggested that maybe I just need a relaxing vacation because I have been pushing hard for over a year now. I will be sure to let all of you know what happens with the diagnosis. Felt like crap again last night. Cold then sweating, then hot and skin/body hurting. Living off Motrin. :(
    SailorinAZ 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • I hope you let us all know how you're feeling afterwards-Hope its a happy ending to the story ;)
    chromegirl666 101 Replies Flag this Response
  • Theres probably a much more common answer than lyme. Its a scary disease, but pretty rare though. In 2006, 19,931 cases of Lyme disease were reported yielding a national average of 8.2 cases per 100,000 persons. In the ten states were Lyme disease is most common, the averagewas 30.2 cases per 100,000 persons. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/lyme/ld_UpClimbLymeDis.htm
    chromegirl666 101 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks everyone. After multiple phone calls yesterday, I was able to get another appointment but have to wait until Friday. They also told me yesterday that they want to run more lab work and would call me back to let me know when the tests had been ordered. However, no one called me back :mad: I will have to call again. I am retired military and am required to use the base for my healthcare needs. Maybe that sheds a little light on why I am having such a difficult time getting care. Will keep you posted. Thanks again.
    SailorinAZ 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sadly that does explain a lot. Our government moves like molasses unless you either owe them money or they don't want you to know what they're up to-lol. Stressing over it never helps anything though. See if you can find something you can enjoy and throw yourself into it in the meantime. Do any video gaming ? ;)
    chromegirl666 101 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ah..the US military healthcare system is atrocious and a discredit to all of our men and women who served our country...makes me mad:mad:. Sorry to rant, but just finished a treatment with an 82 yo WWII POW who himself was ranting about just that. It is still fresh in my mind. I offer free acupuncture treatments once a month for all US veterans, so I get alot of horror stories... SailorinAZ...do you live near Tuscon or Phoenix? I believe there is a naturopathic school in Phoenix where you may be able to get discounted treatments. Also U of AZ has a very good alternative health program. My point is that an alternative approach may help give you some relief and improve some of your symptoms. In Chinese medicine it is possible to have a pathogen (viral, fungal, bacterial, parasite) lodged deep inside the body. Usually it manifests as alternating chills/fever with sweats. Acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine can be very helpful. Please just research this form of medicine. Also, are you currently taking any medications? Did you have multiple vaccinations while in the military? Of course you did - do you know how many and what kinds? Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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  • Yes, I live in the Phoenix area and I will look in to that, thanks. I was a pin cushion for 20 years while in the military.I have had all the vaccines, plus 6 Anthrax shots. Retired in 2005.3 years total in the middle east and served in the first gulf war and the current.
    SailorinAZ 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • I was a pin cushion for 20 years while in the military. I take this to mean you were constantly getting injections of some sort...not that you were getting acupuncture, right? I ask my patients if they feel like pin cushions when I have placed twenty acupuncture needles along their spine:rolleyes:. BTW thank you for your service to our country! Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • My guess is Coccidiodes, a fungal infection.
    chrismia 159 Replies Flag this Response
  • I think if I had Valley Fever, I would have coughing, no? Anyway, had more blood tests and submitted urine samples as well. Should know the results tomorrow. Will keep you posted. thanks.
    SailorinAZ 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • Results are in: De Quervain's Thyroiditis (also called subacute or granulomatous thyroiditis) Was not swollen glands, but my Thyroid that is swollen.
    SailorinAZ 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • Results are in: De Quervain's Thyroiditis (also called subacute or granulomatous thyroiditis) Was not swollen glands, but my Thyroid that is swollen. Also know as the thyroid gland ;)
    chromegirl666 101 Replies Flag this Response
  • Results are in: De Quervain's Thyroiditis (also called subacute or granulomatous thyroiditis) Was not swollen glands, but my Thyroid that is swollen. How are they treating this?DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Well, just taking Motrin for the pain and it should go away on it's own. However, there is a possibility that I could get Hypothyroidisim. Right now it is Hyper. Sometimes they have to use steroid/cortisone shots to reduce inflammation. They already did an ultra sound, now they are going to do a dye injected MRI and a biopsy.
    SailorinAZ 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • Results are in: De Quervain's Thyroiditis (also called subacute or granulomatous thyroiditis) Was not swollen glands, but my Thyroid that is swollen. It's always great to hear when someone gets an actual diagnoses. Thanks for sharing :D
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
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