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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 20, 2007
  • 04:38 PM

I'm a 33 year old female, with 3 boys...relatively healthy. My problem is some symptoms I've been experiencing lately. The symptoms start with sever jaw-pain, like the jaw is tightening real hard. The next symptom that occurs is sever to moderate chills/shaking/seizures. They last a few seconds to a few minutes, and occur every few minutes. It can last anywhere from ten minutes to an hour or more. It also only seems to happen at night, when I'm relaxed lying in bed, or right after a late night shower. I've had this happening for a few months now, and the doctors can't give me an answer "big surprise", so if anyone knows what might be causing this, or what I can look up to get a diagnosis, I'd really appreciate it so much. Thanks!

Michelle

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  • Have you been checked for meningitis? It sounds also like a seizure. There are many types of seizures and many people who have them aren't even aware because people think a seizure is a rapid convulsion of the body, but thats only the severe sort of seizures.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 03:31 AM
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  • I thought with Meningitis you'd have to have some kind of ongoing illness or infection?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 08:23 PM
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  • do you have a fever, severe headache, etc.? It's highly rare to have meningitis without a fever, but like i said, "rare" means it's happened before. I would encourage you to have a family member or friend "babysit" you and watch for these "seizures", so that you can have an outsider's perspective. If you have difficulty breathing, or if your "babysitter" notices behavioral changes such as agitation or unresponsiveness, go to the emergency room immediately. You definitely could have meningitis if you have a very high fever, like 104 or higher. Just remember that to diagnose it, they have to do a spinal tap, so you'll have to give consent.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 10:43 PM
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  • I have taken my temperature with this and it's actually kinda low. It goes anywhere from 97.2 to 94.5 . My BF told me that's impossible to have a low body temperature like that. He says I should be dead at that temperature. It's like I have a sever case of the chills. It hasn't happened for a week now. But like I said it comes very unexpectedly. First with the tightened jaw, then the shakes and trembles. The ongoing headaches have also stopped too for now. I was getting sever headaches for like three weeks straight, everyday. Tylenol did nothing. I had to go buy some Alieve. But thanks so much for your help. If you can think of anything else. I'd truly appreciate it. Take care!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 04:23 AM
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  • I'm a 33 year old female, with 3 boys...relatively healthy. My problem is some symptoms I've been experiencing lately. The symptoms start with sever jaw-pain, like the jaw is tightening real hard. The next symptom that occurs is sever to moderate chills/shaking/seizures. They last a few seconds to a few minutes, and occur every few minutes. It can last anywhere from ten minutes to an hour or more. It also only seems to happen at night, when I'm relaxed lying in bed, or right after a late night shower. I've had this happening for a few months now, and the doctors can't give me an answer "big surprise", so if anyone knows what might be causing this, or what I can look up to get a diagnosis, I'd really appreciate it so much. Thanks! MichelleSounds like you might be allergic to something you eat or maybe something in your bedroom ( bed sheets, fabric softener, or pajama, etc).I am seeing a JMT and NAET specialist for the very same symptoms.The showers give me a back pain on my left side- I have not been tested for that yet- but it might be the chlorine in the water.Polyester bed sheets and pajamas make me sick in the middle of the night.Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 05:08 AM
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  • I'm a 33 year old female, with 3 boys...relatively healthy. My problem is some symptoms I've been experiencing lately. The symptoms start with sever jaw-pain, like the jaw is tightening real hard. The next symptom that occurs is sever to moderate chills/shaking/seizures. They last a few seconds to a few minutes, and occur every few minutes. It can last anywhere from ten minutes to an hour or more. It also only seems to happen at night, when I'm relaxed lying in bed, or right after a late night shower. I've had this happening for a few months now, and the doctors can't give me an answer "big surprise", so if anyone knows what might be causing this, or what I can look up to get a diagnosis, I'd really appreciate it so much. Thanks! MichelleSounds like you might be allergic to something you eat or maybe something in your bedroom ( bed sheets, fabric softener, or pajama, etc).I am seeing a JMT and NAET specialist for the very same symptoms.The showers give me a back pain on my left side- I have not been tested for that yet- but it might be the chlorine in the water.Polyester bed sheets and pajamas make me sick in the middle of the night.Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 05:52 PM
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  • These headaches that you are getting, were exactly is the pain? Would you say that the pain radiates within the front of your face, forehead or the back of you head?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 03:04 AM
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  • In response to the one person about the "allergies"...it's happened quite often after the shower, as I shower just before bed. But it still only happens at night. In response to the person about the headaches....it radiates..from left to right, over the top of my head to the front. Feels like I'm burning up in my forehead. So far I haven't had any episodes since my last post. That's a good thing then. But I'd still like to find out before it happens again. Again thanks for the responses!!
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  • www.ahummingbirdsguide.com see how many other sx you have...good luck...mommy cat
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  • Have An Ekg A.s.a.p.Stress Test Too.
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  • I like Michelle have developed spells over a ten month period wherein I will start shaking uncontrolably (usually happening late afternoon or evening) They hit me primarilly when I am in an airconditioned office/restaurant or when I step out of the shower. After a bout lasting up to two hours, the fever starts ( 101-105) and can last for an additional 1-3 hours. During this time I am unable to urinate and become extremely weak. I have kept a diary for the past two months; August spells: 11th 18th 23rd and 24th. Sept.spells: 24th and 25th. I started taking the antibiotic Augmenten for a fourteen day period beginning Aug. 27 --two pills daily Tests included have been two ct stomach ,a chest ct scan and the evasive form of an echocardiagram. My infectious disease doctor admits he is unsure of what is wrong even with all the tests peformed.Oh, did I mention they have drawn an untold number of blood vials.Ironically, this started within three weeks after having a colonostomy. I have no blood in my stools but experience bowel movements of 3-7 each and every day.Prior to the colonostomy 1-2 maximum dailyPLEASE any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated. Earhart2@aol.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 4, 2008
    • 06:35 AM
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  • Did this start after having dental work? Do you possibly have a dental filling that you are having problems from? If the night time meal is your main meal, then you may be using that tooth the most at night...just a thought.It does sound like seizures, tho. Marionstar
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • October 5, 2008
    • 02:05 AM
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