A Low Grade Fever Every Day
Posted 20 July 2006 - 04:22 PM
I've noticed for the past couple of weeks that I have had one every day for most of the day. Over the weekend I had one of 100 which is higher than before (although admittedly not high). And I've just had that BLAH feeling. I know that many of you get low grade fevers. I did a search on the forum and found my own response to someone asking about this a few months ago...LOL. But I am wondering if any has any suggestions or has gotten a better explanation from their doctors?
I have had some changes lately which could be contributing - I am weaning off my atenolol and exercising a lot more and also trying to watch what I eat. Not to mention that it is HOT outside.
This will probably be chalked up to "just POTS" in the end, or maybe I am just overdoing it. The fact that this is happening every day has me worried enough that I made an appointment with my GP tomorrow.
I also know that low grade fever is a symptom of Lyme disease, so I am going to ask him about that -- although I was already tested 2 years ago, am functional and don't have the classic Lyme symptoms such as pain, etc. maybe it is worth further testing.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 05:40 PM
I hope you get to the bottom of your fever!
Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:29 PM
Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:19 PM
Posted 21 July 2006 - 10:01 AM
You already know that chronic low grade fever is classic for lyme. What you may not know (I didn't) is that the standard test that the primary will use for dx, the ELISA, is known to be GROSSLY unreliable. Especially in dx chronic lyme. There are a few specialty labs in the US that are known to do more accurate testing, such as Igenex, MDL, and Bowen.
I'm waiting on lyme results right now. I no longer have arthritis (that was a long time ago) but whatever I've got, lyme ore not lyme, has been morphing from one ailment to another. I've been dx and then undiagnosed with MVP, CFS, lupus, evaluated for MS with suspicious VEP, which turned to look more like Myasthenia Gravis (was treated for that for a while), Autonomic dysfunction (dx still stands), and now my muscle weakness is more ALS like but thankfully without findings on an EMG. Don't yet know what it is, but the fevers provide substantiating evidence trhat this is probably one wierd infection!
Posted 21 July 2006 - 10:09 AM
Posted 21 July 2006 - 10:26 AM
I had one for two days a while ago---maybe a month ago. I felt really terrible also, but I may have had a virus.
Posted 21 July 2006 - 10:27 AM
Posted 21 July 2006 - 12:13 PM
My Doc said this was common and had something to do with being in pain? Can't remember exactly what he said but I found it interesting.
Posted 23 July 2006 - 04:44 PM
Posted 24 July 2006 - 11:19 AM
just wanted to say hi...
i don't really know for sure any answers to your questions, but you will have to see if the fevers every day persist or not over time--could be one of those wonderful symptoms that if you wait it out long enough it goes away!
although, for me, a fever of that level, IS enough to mean i have an infection of some sort...so i don't want to minimize.
the chronic low-grade fever thing is so hard b/c it can be a symptom of so many things, even CFS...soooooo it might be a difficult mystery to solve!
let us know what you find out!