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Low grade fever since early October
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Kabelkna posted:
Hi - I am looking for some input about what I should do next. In early October I wasn't feeling well and assumed I had my annual sinus infection. My doctor prescribed augmentin and I took it for 2 days but woke up on the third day with a rash so I stopped taking it. I had a lot of travel scheduled for work so I didn't get back to the doctor until things got worse. I went back towards the end of the month with a low grade fever, fatigue and a thick productive cough. I have asthma but my lungs were clear and I didn't feel like it was pneumonia or bronchitis. My doctor put me on levoquin for 10 days and gave me cough syrup with codeine. I still wasn't better after that so I went back and she put me on a z-pack and ordered some blood work for Valley Fever (I live in Arizona where that's common). The blood work came back and only showed a lack of vitamin D so she had me start taking 5000 units of vitamin D per day. After I was done with the z-pack, I still had the fever and fatigue but the cough was mostly gone. She ordered a chest x-ray and put me on a medrol dose pack. The chest x-ray came back normal. I went back last week and she put me on another z-pack because that seemed to be the most helpful of anything we had tried. I called back Friday and asked for a test for mono because the z-pack didn't do anything for me. I got those test results and they were negative. I am at my wits end! This has been going on for almost two months and I don't know what else to do. The cough seems to have started to come back and for the past couple of weeks I feel pressure towards the bottom of my rib cage especially after eating. My stomach was really upset for a while but I think it was from all the medication. I only threw up once through all of this and it was on the 5th day of taking the first antibiotic. Any suggestions would be helpful - I just want my life back!
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