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Help! unexplained fevers and chest pains

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  • Posted By: harleyd
  • September 22, 2008
  • 06:32 PM

Since Jan 08 my partner has been experiencing 'episodes'. He starts to feel unwell in the afternoons about 3-6pm. He gets chest pains, shivers - but he is pouring sweat, his ankles/wrists/neck hurt, he then gets chest pains and can't breathe normally as it hurts too much! By about midnight he feels almost normal again but feels slightly 'drunk' the next day. Sometimes he wakes in the night with severe chest pains.

We had the paramedics out - ECG, blood sugar etc normal.

Friends say he looks like he has malaria - but he has not been anywhere tropical.

He has had blood tests, chest x-rays, sputum samples. Then, he was referred to a chest speicailist who said it was caused by smoking???

Any ideas welcome. I'm at the end of my tether as we are due to get married soon in kenya and he has to have his yellow fever jab and I am worried about this.

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