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What the heck was/is wrong with me?!!!

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  • Posted By: whatitis
  • March 11, 2008
  • 05:19 AM

Hi all,

I'm hoping someone can help me. It's kind of a long story...

Back in December '06 I came down with a bout of Strept throat. Then in February I came down with the worst illness of my life! fever up to 104 for 5 days, sore throat, exudates on tonsils, tonsils so swollen i couldn't breathe, headache, chills, night sweats, etc. Went to the ER after 5 days and they diagnosed me with pneumonia even though i had no cough and gave me levaquin. About 5 days later I developed what a neurologist diagnosed as post infectious neuropathy. Tingling in my fingers and toes, burning feelings throughout, etc. I was pretty much tested for everything including - influenza, strep throat, mono, B-12 deficiency, HIV, etc...all NEGATIVE! So, of course I was worried thinking about HIV ars and what not so I got tested again at 13 months via rapid test and it was NEGATIVE as well. No major exposures...made out with a stripper in Vegas 3 weeks before the illness but that was it...I'm heterosexual and 26 year old male. I had some lab work done at about 3 months post illness and my results were: HIV 1/2 - Neg/// mono test - neg/// Rpr- nonreactive/// EBV AB Panel - Anti VCA/IgG - pos, Anti VCA/IgM - neg, Anti EBNA - pos/// CMV serology test IgG, IgM - neg/// Parvo B19 IgG pos IgM neg/// Mycoplasma pneumonia IgG 1:40, IgM <1:10 - My doc told me the only thing that looked fishy that I may have had was the mycoplamsa bacterial infection. But she wasn't certain...so, I was never given a straight answer. For the past year now I'm always tired and it seems like I get sick a lot easier than I used to...I used to never get sick.

So, from what I see it looks like I was negative for pretty much the common illnesses. Any idea what might have been wrong with me? I keep getting sick ever since with little colds, fevers, sore throats, etc. - tired all the time, lethargic, etc. - Is this chronic fatigue syndrome - If so, is there anything to make it better? I am very active, play a lot of sports, workout, etc. - where should I go from here?

Thanks for any help.

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