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For 3 days, i've had a severe headache, severe back/neck/joint pain, dizzy, bad fatigue, no fever. Had meningitis 19yrs ago. Worried as it's no better?

For 3 days, i've had a severe headache, severe back/neck/joint pain, dizzy, bad fatigue, no fever. Had meningitis 19yrs ago. Worried as it's no better?

Doctor...NOW: This would be a very good time to either see your regular doctor on a same day appointment, or go to the nearest urgent care or er. This could be any number of problems and needs to be looked at. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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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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What could I have? My symptoms: severe joint pain, fever, stiff neck, headache,nausea?

What could I have? My symptoms: severe joint pain, fever, stiff neck, headache,nausea?

Concerning: Severe joint pain, fever, stiff neck, headache,nausea could be from infection or from severe toxin exposure.Most common is infection.Stiff neck could be muscle spasm, but can't rule out meningitis.This needs immediate attention.Call doctor NOW.Otherwise, ER visit is in order.Meningitis can be lethal.Must rule it out quickly or treat it ASAP to prevent serious damage. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my symptoms severe joint pain,fever, stiff neck, headache,nausea,just feel?

What do you suggest if my symptoms severe joint pain,fever, stiff neck, headache,nausea,just feel?

Sounds like you: have either a cold or infection. Need to see your doctor if you are concerned or have good fever (>100.5). ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my symptoms severe joint pain, fever, stiff neck, headache, nausea, just feel?

Yes: These symptoms can suggest a serious infection and i would urge immediate evaluation. Go to the er if your doctor is unavailable. ...Read more

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Can anyone have typhoid without any fever? Like other symptoms feeling chill, tiredness, joint pain, headache are present.

Yes, but not: likely. Your symptoms are more suggestive of a viral infection. If they persist, get to a doctor for proper tests and accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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No cough or colds but have slight fever and muscle / joint pain (feeling weak) and slight headache. Is this flu?

No cough or colds but have slight fever and muscle / joint pain (feeling weak)  and slight headache. Is this flu?

Maybe: According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” ...Read more

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I have worst headache ever stiff neck joint pain ribcage pain weakness feel like I have fever but I don't and sneezing?

I have worst headache ever stiff neck joint pain ribcage pain weakness feel like I have fever but I don't and sneezing?

Sounds worrisome: severe headache, neck stiffness, feverish feeling, pain in chest area could be something serious. I'm thinking possible meningitis. If you have a sore throat, or feel quite ill with this, go to SEE a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more