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4 Weeks and Counting

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 10, 2007
  • 06:31 PM

Hello to all. I am hoping to find this useful prior to seeing my doctor today or tomorrow to give me more food for thought. I'd appreciate your thoughts.

Four weeks ago this past Saturday, I started getting a slight sore throat. The next day, the throat got so severe, I could hardly eat, swallow, or talk, and since it was a Sunday, I went to an urgent care. I am a smoker. I was told with a test for rapid strep, that "You have a viral infection and you need to quit smoking, can't give you antibiotics for a viral infection." I left. The next two days I felt great! I had literally no symptoms. On the third day, I got hit hard: Fever, headaches, body chills, fatigue, congestion in head and chest. I've continued having the congestion in the head and chest, ocassional headaches, low-grade fevers around 99-99.5, and continuously fatigued. I have continued on working (with only 1.5 days out of work), but had to push myself daily to get up and go in.

Last Wednesday (about 3.5 weeks into this), I called up my old doctor. He didn't have time to see me, so he gave me a prescription for Keflex, 2000mg per day for 14 days.

As of yesterday, slightly less congestive (but definitely still have some), and a little less coughing. However!! Last night I joined my parents for dinner. Sat down at the table and the room began to spin, I felt wet and clammy, and I felt like I was going to pass out. This continued for about 3 more hours. Suddenly, I had nausea and violently vomitted for about 20 minutes, until there was nothing left. Following that, I continued to feel light headed and slightly dizzy. It does not feel like simply a cold or a flu.

I must note that at my job, two people have been seriously ill from mold in their offices. However, I am not familiar with the symptoms or the validity of mold, so I hate to rush to any conclusions.

Thanks for reading and any thoughts you may have.

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