The evening before last I sterted to get a migraine after dinner. I took an Aleeve and dozed off. I woke an hour later and felt like I had the flu. My body was hot and I was running a low fever(101.0) but I felt freezing cold. The next morning I still had flulike symptoms and fever and also my neck was really stiff and my head hurt worst than any migraine I've ever had. And I kept getting the feeling of blood rushing to my head and felt like I was going to blackout or faint. And whenever I would cough my abs and back hurt and the pressure from coughing made my head feel like it would explode.I went in to see my doctor and she couldn't give me a diagnosis and just told me to take tylenol. But this morning I felt worst. My fever went up to 102.0 and the pain was alot more severe. The tylenol just seems to take the edge off for a little while but I just don't seem to be getting any better. I don't feel nausous or have any sinus problems.
well, you are saying you don't have sinusitis and you think you have a flu. You can't be absolutely certain the flu will not develop into a sinus infection or for that matter how are you sure you already don't have a sinus problem? Did you go for a x-ray or ct scan of your para nasal sinuses before? Without those you can't be 100% sure you don't have sinusitis. I just have a strong feeling it's not meningitis. In meningitis, in my opinion, you would get a much higher fever, perhaps more than 103 degree. It wouldn't be too bad an idea to visit an ENT specialist and rule out the possibility of a sinus infection. If he clears you, and you still have problems then I guess you will probably need to go to a neurologist. If I can be more helpful, let me know.
I think I'd be calling my doctor agian and letting her know I am not any better but worse..Be sure to get in alot of fluids because if you get dehydrated your symptoms will worsen..Tell her you want a chest xray to see if possible pneumoina especially withthe back hurting s well..With the fever and headache a CT scan may be necessary to rule out anything int he ehad area..Don't put off you don't want a fever going higher..
I'm still not feeling well. Head still hurts(more in the back half) and my neck is still stiff. Still running a low grade fever. I take 600mg of ibuprofin every six hours and it seems to help. But as soon as it starts to wear off I'm hurting again and my fever goes back up.
My doctor checked my ears and listened to my lungs. I don't have a sinus infection. Haven't coughed or sneezed and my nose isn't stopped up. I also don't have any pressure in the front of my head.
My doctor couldn't give me diagnosis and just told me to take Tylenol. I'm pretty sure if it doesn't get better then I would go to the ER rather than back in to see my doctor. That way they could check for meningitis if they needed to.
I'm not in as severe pain as I was but if it doesn't get better by the end of the week I am going to have it checked out again.
Have you gone through a nasal endoscopy? Without x-ray or CT scan, you can't be sure it's not sinusitis. In chronic sinusitis, nasal discharge is not always observed.
It could be a migraine problem or tension headache. It could be a sign of depression, other mental or neurological disorder and of course it could be meningitis as well.
A doctor's advice is necessary and I guess he will ask for a CT Scan image of the brain and para nasal sinuses.
Before I forget about the fever, I think it's a bacterial fever. Since it has been 5 days that you have got the fever, it's probably not a viral infection. There is definitely an infection somewhere in your body. The immune system is responding by increasing the body temperature to kill the virus or bacteria that has caused the infection. As soon as you find a cure for the infection, fever will disappear. Without diagnosis, it's difficult to tell for anyone where you have an infection.
My doctor did a blood test and it said nothing was wrong. They wanted to schedule an mri but I ended up getting better right before I had the mri and I canceled since I didn't have insurance and would be paying out of pocket. So it is still a mystery what was wrong with me. I knew it had to be something because I was so sick and it lasted about a week and a half. It really was frustrating that they couldn't figure out what was wrong.
Sounded like viral meningitis or the flu from a virus affecting the spinal cord... either way it would be treated the same.. however... with signs of possible meningitis, a spinal tap to determine bacterial vs. viral is important. You do not always need a high temperature with viral meningitis.. it can be any virus that also affects the meninges of the spinal cord.