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Fever but no diagnosis... Mosquito bite?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 17, 2009
  • 04:28 PM

I live in Florida, three days ago I was cleaning some vines out of the woods behind my house. I had bug spray on but was still bitten by some mosquitoes and possibly something else. There are about 15 marks on my legs and arms which have turned purple and some have trails of redness about an inch long. I did not have any problems other than ichy bites until yesterday. I started feeling very bad at work, joints ached, a little nauseated and I was in a daze. I went home around 3pm and continued to get worse. My legs swelled and I developed a fever (I can't remember the last time I had a fever), I considered going to the hospital but decided to stick it out a while. My fever went to 102.6 and I took some Tylenol and fell asleep (around 5pm).
I woke up around midnight soaked and the fever was gone, my body still hurt and I had neck pain and a headache. I went back to bed and slept all night. I do not have a cold or any congestion.
I feel noticeably better this morning however the joint/body aches, slight lethargy and headache remain.
Due to the potential cause of this illness I went to the doctor for diagnosis.
The first doc I called (family practice) said to go to the hospital, I thought it was overkill so I decided to go to an Urgent Care facility. They did not think the bites and the fever/aches/lethargy were related. They conducted a flu test which came back negative... They thought possibly it was too early for the test to show positive and asked that I return in the morning to re-test.
So... As of now things are inconclusive. I feel worse now than when I woke up this morning but not as bad as yesterday and I no longer have a fever.
Maybe an allergic reaction (although I've never had any allergies)? Anybody have any theories or specific questions I could ask the doctor?:confused:

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  • Weird ... the same exact thing happened to me. Yesterday morning, I woke up with a fever. I was soaked in sweat, though fighting off chills. I had a headache, and my entire body was hurting, mostly in the lower back area and in my joints. Someone suggested to me that it could have been because of a mosquito bite. I found it hard to believe, as I rarely get bitten by mosquitoes, even though I too live in Florida. But then I found that I had a huge mosquito bite on my leg that I had not noticed before. I slept off the fever and got up later that day, feeling better, though still very fatigued and lethargic, and feeling sort of off, the kind of feeling you get from an endorphin high.I have not gone to see a specialist yet since I'm feeling much better already. Were you able to find the cause of your ailments?
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  • Weird ... the same exact thing happened to me. Yesterday morning, I woke up with a fever. I was soaked in sweat, though fighting off chills. I had a headache, and my entire body was hurting, mostly in the lower back area and in my joints. Someone suggested to me that it could have been because of a mosquito bite. I found it hard to believe, as I rarely get bitten by mosquitoes, even though I too live in Florida. But then I found that I had a huge mosquito bite on my leg that I had not noticed before. I slept off the fever and got up later that day, feeling better, though still very fatigued and lethargic, and feeling sort of off, the kind of feeling you get from an endorphin high.I have not gone to see a specialist yet since I'm feeling much better already. Were you able to find the cause of your ailments?I just goot from the islands in Mexico and have over one hundred mosiqutio bites, ***l then itch ande a fever any suggestions?
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    • November 26, 2009
    • 06:18 PM
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  • I sort of got the same thing but i live in cali so i noticed i had sort of a fever the night before and just slept it off and like you i felt better the next morning after sweating it all off in bed i guess but i think about 4pmish my fever feels like its coming back and i have thing pain on the top of my head with a killer migraine and my mosquito bite isnt swollen anymore after i left some ice on it.
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