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A 23-year-old female asked:

What could be causing me to run a really high fever, loss of appetite, nausea, achy all over? i've been like this for a week now .

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends: Looking at your previous question about Opana it could be opioid withdrawal if you were recently switched and the opiate dose prescribed for Opana was not high enough. Are you in the midst of changing chronic pain meds perhaps? Otherwise, see your doctor and get checked for possible infection or early sepsis.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Influenza?: Symptoms sound typical of flu—fever, generalized aches & pains, lack of energy, loss of appetite. Good new is that it should be over soon (after a week); if not, or getting worse, may have bacterial infection as well, in which case, see doc. Meanwhile, tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID for fever & aches, rest, fluids. Otc theraflu has ingredients that cover several symptoms. Get flu shot this sept/oct.

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