Post-viral illness onset of symptoms
Posted 24 September 2005 - 08:28 PM
Posted 25 September 2005 - 09:43 AM
Posted 25 September 2005 - 10:35 AM
For adults, the clinical picture is slightly different. There isn't as significant a "slapped cheek" rash, but there is the faint lacy rash on the body. There is fever, horrific pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints, and the general malaise that will leave you bedridden for a week. When I had it, I couldn't climb my stairs because my knees wouldn't bend, and I thought I was going to have to have my rings cut off my fingers because my fingers swelled so badly. I got it before my kids did, and I seriously thought I had rheumatoid arthritis until my oldest son got the "slapped cheek" rash!!
Anyhow, it is notorious for causing autoimmune reactions in patients after the initial onset of the disease. I've always been curious as to whether this disease caused my troubles, because the strange symptoms of IBS, heart palps, tachy, dizziness,etc. began after my bout with fifths.
Sorry, if my lecture on fifths disease was long and boring!!
Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:53 AM
Not sure if you are still on here since this post is pretty old. But I had to reply. I have exactly the same issues as you. I believe my NCS worsened after contracting Fifth's Disease. It's been over 4 years since I contracted Fifths, and my NCS, let alone other autoimmune issues, all showed up after this. I'm 42 and hate all these symptoms. If you're still on here, I'd love to chat more about this.
Hi, everyone. I have read so many posts here where people have had symptoms of dysautonomia following a viral illness and tick-borne illnesses. Has anyone developed symptoms after having a bout of fifth disease. My oldest son and I, and possibly my youngest son, have been symptomatic ever since we caught fifth disease 3 1/2 years ago. I have been very suspicious that this has been the root of most of our troubles, and have explained that to doctors I have seen. I know that fifth disease, caused by a human parvovirus, has been linked to autoimmune illnesses. My internist actually thought I might have had reiter's syndrome, because I had arthritis for so long after having fifth disease. Reiter's usually disappears a year after its onset. My symptoms just keep getting worse. Just curious.
Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:44 PM