I am hoping someone can offer some suggestions here as I am very frustrated. Since the beginning of 2008, I have been experiencing fever, fatigue and joint pain. At first, they assumed the fever was due to another pacemaker infection (I have had multiple system extractions/replacements due to infection). However, after that was ruled out they began the search for a source. Since Feb, I have continued to have the same symptoms. I run a fever as high as 102 several days of the week. With the fever is joint pain, muscle pain and of course extreme fatigue which stays even after the fever is gone. The symptoms are usually clustered around times when I have been physically active. In fact, I have learned to adjust my schedule to accomodate the symptoms. (i.e., if I have plans to run errands on Tuesday, I rest on Monday and make no plans on Wed or Thursday as I will typically run a fever and be in alot of pain.) I have seen Infectious Disease, Rheumatology/Immunology Cardiology and Pulmonology to date. RA is negative and ANA was detected but titer too low to be considered positive. Have recently started Synthroid as TSH has changed over the past year, it has helped a little with boosting energy level but not necessarily a good thing since the more active I am, the more I seem to pay with fever and pain later. All of my doctors are wonderful and are trying hard to determine origin of FUO so I am in NO WAY insulting them. However, I live in a small town with only 1 specialists for most areas of medicine and they are overwhelmed with patient loads. ANY thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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