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Causes of fevers (99-102) recurring like clockwork every month at the same time x6-8 months. Body aches, joint pain, headaches, loss of appetite. ESR was 20, other blood work was generally normal. Slight downward trend of RBCs, and increased eos.

Causes of fevers (99-102) recurring like clockwork every month at the same time x6-8 months. Body aches, joint pain, headaches, loss of appetite. ESR was 20, other blood work was generally normal. Slight downward trend of RBCs, and increased eos.

Relapsing fever: Is what you are describing. This just means a fever that comes back again and again, does not prove any particular cause. However, with your other symptoms and your young age, this is very consistent with an infection by the agent that causes Lyme disease. You definitely should see an ID specialist, have all available testing for Lymes, and other causes considered. Dx is difficult. Good luck! ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

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My mom recently put on catopril 100mg. Since she started taking she's had migraines, nausea, high fever (101-104)body aches, joint pain, high blood sugar (400-438), n BP is 148/92. Is this med causing all these symptoms?

My mom recently put on catopril 100mg. Since she started taking she's had migraines, nausea, high fever (101-104)body aches, joint pain, high blood sugar (400-438), n BP is 148/92. Is this med causing all these symptoms?

Side effects of med?: Your mom's symptoms of fever and high sugar are are not normally associated with Captopril use. She should call her physician (p) to get her diabetes under control, be examined and discuss the rest of her symptoms with her p. Due to her high glucose, have her do it as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Body aches and pains and joint pain. Depression. Is this stress or something else?

Body aches and pains and joint pain. Depression. Is this stress or something else?

Unclear: The symptoms could be due to multiple conditions. Meet with your primary care physician to check for medical issues (lyme disease, arthritis, lupus to name a few that come to mind). Rule things out and consider psychotherapy if medical conditions are not the issue. ...Read more

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I'm am 22.Since the cold weather hit I've been experiencing joint pain also body aches legs arms etc. Also joint pain tender to touch. What can it be?

I'm am 22.Since the cold weather hit I've been experiencing joint pain also body aches legs arms etc. Also joint pain tender to touch. What can it be?

Joint aches and cold: It may be related to the change in barometric pressure - as the pressure drops in anticipation of bad weather your joints - actually the capsules around the joints swell - causing pain. Check out
http://wtop. Com/news/2013/11/cold-weather-exacerbates-a-bodys-aches-and-pains/

just try to stay warm. ...Read more

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Could I have fms my body aches all over no motivation eye floaters chest pain gland swelling headaches joint pain dry eyes major anxiety. ... Help?

Could I have fms my body aches all over no motivation eye floaters chest pain gland swelling headaches joint pain dry eyes major anxiety. ... Help?

Possibly: Your description sounds like your anxiety is manifesting as multiple physical complaints. You should see a mental health professional to get your anxiety under control. If you symptoms worsen, you may need to see a regular doctor as well. ...Read more

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My son has 5ths disease. He just broke out in rash. I've been sick for over 1 1/2.Severe joint pain, cold sweats, fever, chills, could it be from that?

My son has 5ths disease. He just broke out in rash. I've been sick for over 1 1/2.Severe joint pain, cold sweats, fever, chills, could it be from that?

Possibly: Fifth disease, erythema infectiosum, is mild viral illness that most commonly affects children, rash on cheeks % uri. Adults also infected with virus and develop fifth disease. Adults tend to have a more severe flu-like illness, but seldom develop the rash. Adults are much more likely than children to develop joint symptoms. These symptoms usually clear up in two weeks, but 10 % chronic joint sxs. ...Read more

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2 days I've had bad joint pain. My skin even hurts. Tonight I have chills/no fever and & my fingers are numb can't stand up straight so much pain.

2 days I've had bad joint pain. My skin even hurts. Tonight I have chills/no fever and & my fingers are numb can't stand up straight so much pain.

See below: A lot things are going on and while it be pinched nerves coming off your spine, you should see your provider to have your symptoms evaluated more fully. ...Read more

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Helo. ..I have sore throat, fever thrice last week not more then 100 currently no fever, joint pain is the main problem.. ...

Helo. ..I have sore throat, fever thrice last week not more then 100 currently no fever, joint pain is the main problem.. ...

Viral?: This may just be a viral infection which I would expect to improve in about a week. If the problem lasts beyond 2 weeks, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Yes, all of that: The most common symptoms of influenza a are fever, sore throat and cough, but most people just feel awful and might be best described as feeling like they've been run over by a truck, or maybe they'd have preferred that to the way they feel. Get medical attention soon, because you can take antivirals within 48 hous that can shorten the duration illness and reduce the risk of complications. ...Read more

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Mouth sores bleeding gums nose bleeds bruises head aches joint pain and fever over the past 2 weeks what's wrong with me?

Mouth sores bleeding gums nose bleeds bruises head aches joint pain and fever over the past 2 weeks what's wrong with me?

2 separate problems: These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. swollen gums - can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. See your dentist. 2. Headache, joint aches, fever - seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs and get a good rest. Good luck. ...Read more

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Took penicillin VK 4xday X6days. Every day had chills, joint pain, sore throat and Ill feeling. Dr advised to stop taking. How long til I feel better?

Took penicillin VK 4xday X6days. Every day had chills, joint pain, sore throat and Ill feeling. Dr advised to stop taking. How long til I feel better?

Ill feeling: I really need more information to answer this question appropriately. I am not sure why you were on the antibiotics in the first place. Maybe you had a virus and you will get better soon. If you are not feeling better you will need to get on a nasal steroid to help the sore throat and the ill feeling. Take some Motrin for the joint pain. See how you feel in the next few days. Good luck! ...Read more

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14 days Chills, freezing hands & feet, EXTREME fatigue, headache, bad joint pain, muscle ache. One fever spike. No cold SX. What could this be please

14 days Chills, freezing hands & feet, EXTREME fatigue, headache, bad joint pain, muscle ache. One fever spike. No cold SX. What could this be please

May be viral, but...: If only cold hands and feet, that can be due to hormonal imbalances, auto-immune disorders, circulation problems, etc... Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate. ...Read more

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Could influenza cause joint pain and, more specifically, pain in a single joint? I woke up with normal flu symptoms and aching right ankle.

Could influenza cause joint pain and, more specifically, pain in a single joint? I woke up with normal flu symptoms and aching right ankle.

Possible: Common flu symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, joint pain etc. When the symptoms initially develop it may be possible to feel pain in a single joint. If the pain is due to flu the pain my progress to other joints. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for 8 days followed by dry tickly persistent cough, earache. Joint pain tiredness hot sweats followed by feeling cold and shive?

I've had a sore throat for 8 days followed by dry tickly persistent cough, earache. Joint pain tiredness hot sweats followed by feeling cold and shive?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease the pain. ...Read more

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I have chills, body aches and bloating. No fever or nauseau?

I have chills, body aches and bloating. No fever or nauseau?

Cannot diagnose: These symptoms could occur in any of dozens of illnesses. Very non-specific and likely to be self-limiting. Suggest that if you really feel badly you see your pcp and get examined. Hope you are better soon. Best. ...Read more

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Fever, body aches, vomiting and chills. Could this be the flu?

Fever, body aches, vomiting and chills. Could this be the flu?

Yes, could be flu: This symptoms- fever, body ache, vomiting, chills- could be due to viral infection like flu (influenza). However, also could be due to bacterial infection. Viral infection usually cause body ache and more specific to viral infection. ...Read more

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Day5 of flu (-like illness?), fever (101F-103F), body aches are worse today and still having chills. Cough mostly dry. How long will it take?

Day5 of flu (-like illness?), fever (101F-103F), body aches are worse today and still having chills. Cough mostly dry. How long will it take?

Fever rare after 5-6: Most individuals with influenza have resolution of fever and chills by 5-6 days, but may have lingering fatigue and cough. If you still have significant fever, you may be experiencing a secondary infection or other illness and it would be time to get evaluation. ...Read more

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I keep having flu like symptoms for about 5 hours then it goes away? I have body aches, chills, headache, fever, sick to my stomache. Goes away?

Flu like symptoms: There are other diseases that can present as flu like symptoms, go see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Very bad asthma attack after working in musty basement 2 days ago. Inhaler helped but now having fevers/chills & body aches ever since. Due to asthma?

Very bad asthma attack after working in musty basement 2 days ago. Inhaler helped but now having fevers/chills & body aches ever since. Due to asthma?

Time for a visit: Call your doc and schedule a visit in the next few days. Asthma by itself should not trigger fever and chills. You may have been exposed to something a bit more worrisome than humidity in that basement. Infections are a common trigger to a flare in stable asthma. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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