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Strep B + Incompetent Workers + NEED HELP NOW!

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  • Posted By: ilovemusic
  • February 8, 2008
  • 11:54 PM

Here is a link to my previous post:


On Wednesday 1/30/08 I went to a walk-in clinic and was seen by a Nurse Practitioner, but she did not tell us her title when she introduced herself, which *****s me off (I know they don't have to but I really needed to see a DOCTOR). Anyway, after my above posted symptoms, I started getting sicker. Swollen lymph nodes, very stiff neck, horrible headaches, tiredness, muscle weakness. She tested me for mono and strep. The rapid strep test came back negative, and on Friday, the results for mono also came back negative. But on Sunday, they called again and said that I DID have strep and called in some antibiotics (Penicillin VK 250mg twice a day). I thought that would fix me, BOY WAS I WRONG! On Thursday night, my fever went from normal, to 101 within a matter of minutes. I was chilling horribly, despite the amount of blankets I was using to try to get to sleep. I also got my headache back, and was very weak. This morning I woke up and felt ok, but after attending my school activity today (knowledge not athletic) I could feel my fever spiking again. After the competition was over, one of my teachers let me go home because she knew I looked sick. I get home and my fever is 100.3. My headache was also getting worse again. My mom calls the clinic again, and they told her that I had strep B and they don't treat it there even though they prescribed me antibiotics for it there. So the earliest appointment with my PCP I could get is Monday. I looked up the disease, and found out the antibiotics I am currently taking are resistant against strep group B. I'm very scared because the people that usually contract this disease are elderly, and pregnant women. Most do not have symptoms. I'm very ill and getting weaker by the day. I need some input on what I should do, because this should not happen to a normal healthy person like me.

Some other info:

Swollen lymph nodes
Stiff Neck
Muscle Weakness (getting worse and worse)
Strep B positive
16 years of age and athletic
Lost about 4 pounds in the last couple of weeks or so
4.1 rbc as of 1/25/08

This disease usually shows symptoms in immunocompromised people. Unless I have a condition I do not know about, I don't know why I'm getting symptoms this bad. Please give me your input, I'm very worried considering the death rate of the disease.

I know this is long but PLEASE HELP ME.

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