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Rolling Fever

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 29, 2008
  • 01:49 AM

So this has happened to me 3 times in the past 6 or 7 weeks. Not sure if they're all related but I am a healthy 26 year old male and I do not get sick more than 3 or 4 times a year usually.

First 2 times: I went to the tanning salon 2 days before each time these occured. The night before I had a very vivid dream. I don't remember what they were about, just waking up and being affected in general. The next day I at the end of the day I feel fatigue and by the next morning I start developing the flu-like symptoms. The next 2 days are the worst. I get this rolling fever. At first VERY intense heat all over, my fever reached 104.3 but no sweating and it just felt absolutely unbearable. Finally it would subsidize and I would break a sweat and didn't feel so bad. This would occur 3 or 4 times each day. After that slowly the symptoms would diminish taking it's course roughly 5-6 days. The first time I doused myself with Nyquil but it did nothing, second I didn't take anything.

This time. No tanning. Started with just quick fatigue and the end of one evening. The next day I felt flu-like with swolen lymph glands and gums. Next two days I got the rolling fever except this time it would initialize with intense shaking chills. It was pretty violent shaking and it was more annoying than irritating. Then I started to get the chills which made me feel completely immobile because I was so cold, this was different than the hard shaking chills I had in the beginning. Istarted taking ibuprofrin and developed a pattern. I would get the cold chills and take 2 ibuprofrin. One hour later the chills would go away and I would get the really intense fever. Then 45 minutes later I would start sweating and feel ok for about 5-6 hours. At times my heart would be racing really really fast. I have been unable to sleep not more than 2 hours a night for the past 3 days. I am not sure if ibuprofrin has caffeine but if it does that would explain my racing heart. I was also drinking diet coke because the ibuprofrin gave me heartburn.

Some ideas I have so far are as follows: My car is old and attracts a lot of heat and I live in an area where temperatures escalate past 105 on a given day. Leaving for lunch at work I have to cover the stearing wheel with a coat and the seats have started to melt. This intense heat in an hour commute may have something to do with it. I also started a salt water cleanse for 5 days. Finally I take supplements and started taking a new creatine but I don't remember when.

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  • As an update it's going on 7 days and the fever has gone but I still have the fluish symptoms. Yesterday and today especially my neck has been in a lot of pain and it feels like my kidneys want to jump out of my back. I feel like my body needs a hard reset or something cause this has never happened to me before nor does anything run in the family. I went to a family dr. to get an opinion and hopefully relieve some of this. He basically told me to get some bloodwork and soon it sounds like an infectious disease possibly leukemia or lymphoma. I was also his last patient before his 2 week vacation he was leaving for that night and didn't feel that he was taking me too seriously other than to tell me it was a very serious matter.
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  • It is possible i suppose that heat has something to do with it, or you could be dehydrated, it sucks that you didn't feel the doctor paid attention, but bloodwork might show something, so at least he didn't just blow you off. Let us know what you find out from the bloodwork.
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  • omg i was just looking this up something very similar happened to me.yesterday before tanning when i took off all my clothes i was FREEZING applying all the lotion and getting in the bed... the bed warmed me up right away though and by the time my 8 mins was up i was hotter than usual.i was late for school so i got up and got dressed and rushed back outside into the cold for school. about an hour later i was asleep in class and my head was pounding.. (not normal)by the time i got off school and was headed home... as soon as i got out of the warm car and into my house very very violent chills began. and i knew i had a fever.. Never have i experienced this unless i was genuinely freezing, which i was not..last night i had the hardest time sleeping bc warm was hot for my body somehow and i was sweating.. but cold was FREEZING. very uncomfortable.i think today im gonna drink alot of fluids and see if this continues. im also gonna lay off the tanning till a warmer day.i hope it helps......
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  • omg i was just looking this up something very similar happened to me.yesterday before tanning when i took off all my clothes i was FREEZING applying all the lotion and getting in the bed... the bed warmed me up right away though and by the time my 8 mins was up i was hotter than usual.i was late for school so i got up and got dressed and rushed back outside into the cold for school. about an hour later i was asleep in class and my head was pounding.. (not normal)by the time i got off school and was headed home... as soon as i got out of the warm car and into my house very very violent chills began. and i knew i had a fever.. Never have i experienced this unless i was genuinely freezing, which i was not..last night i had the hardest time sleeping bc warm was hot for my body somehow and i was sweating.. but cold was FREEZING. very uncomfortable.i think today im gonna drink alot of fluids and see if this continues. im also gonna lay off the tanning till a warmer day.i hope it helps......p.s. ive had swollem lymph node glands for like a week or so before this even happened.....
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