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Low grade fever for 3 weeks that isn't an infection

19 Jul 2019 09:37

18/M

I've been suffering from a low grade fever of around 37.3C to 37.5C for the past few weeks.  I've been to a GP and at first he told me it was anxiety and gave me some meds. I didn't get much better so I went to the GP again, who gave me some different meds, and after taking those, everything but the fever was pretty much fixed, aside from some occasional aching and headaches. I went to the GP again today, and he tweaked the meds again, but still doesn't really know why I still have a fever.  I had a CBC blood test, and the results came out fine, and the GP says the blood test shows I don't have inflammation.

I've taken even more meds and the fever still hasn't broken yet, it hasn't gotten any worse or any better.  I also occasionally feel light headed, and my muscles often twitch, but that could be because of the medicine that's supposed to make you fatigued.

I'm getting really worried becuase I still don't know where the fever is coming from, all I know is it isn't from an infection, which is freaking me out even more because i'd rather get an infection since they're easy to treat.  I'm thinking that i've gotten cancer and I don't know what to do.  I don't know if I should schedule another appointment with the GP or like get a full body MRI scan to make sure I don't have any tumors.

Low grade fever for 3 weeks that isn't an infection

20 Jul 2019 13:15 in response to carlbars365

I have a fever on and off for over 3 weeks now. It goes up to around 37.8 and wakes me from my sleep making me feel hot and sweaty. I have anxiety and am worried sick. All my bloods have come back normal which I dont know is a good or bad thing Sad 

Low grade fever for 3 weeks that isn't an infection

20 Jul 2019 13:28 in response to Smoore921

It's kinda comforting to know that i'm not alone in my suffering.  I used to have trouble sleeping too until my doctor gave me meds that had a side effect of making me tired, maybe ask your doctor for something similar.  I just went to my GP today for an X-ray on my lung and a urine test, still waiting for the results.  My GP says the next step would be further blood testing, specifically for auto-immune issues.

Let's hope we both recover soon.

Low grade fever for 3 weeks that isn't an infection

20 Jul 2019 13:38 in response to carlbars365

I wouldnt call under 37.5 a fever though. Does yours ever go higher than this? My doctor said she would be more concerned if mine was over 38 but last night mine went up to 38 and I was shaking like I had chills. Really finding it hard to not let my anxiety take over me about this 

Low grade fever for 3 weeks that isn't an infection

20 Jul 2019 15:17 in response to Smoore921

I've had it go up to 37.8 before, and I had flu-like symptoms along with it.  My GP says anything over 37.3 is a low fever tho.  And the anxiety is getting pretty bad for me too, really considering admitting myself to a hospital for an MRI or more.

Low grade fever for 3 weeks that isn't an infection

20 Jul 2019 20:32 in response to carlbars365

I have health anxiety and know how you feel. Staying off google is so difficult for me. I dont know why I do it when it makes me worried sick! Glad you have had an xray, I hope your results are clear. I am going to go back to my GP and push for tests