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Old 04-02-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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About 2 weeks ago I felt a little dizzy and had horrible body aches for 4 days, I went to the doctor and they said it was a virus and sent me home. A week later I started getting severe cramps and fever, so bad I had to go to the ER anf they gave me 2 Tyelnol, Toradol and later on they gave me diulud and some ativan. They took blood and said I had some kind of infection. I woke up the next day and had a hug rash on my leg and my lemph node on my upper leg was painful and swollen. I went back to my doctor and said I had a bacterial skin infection and gave me bactrim. I told them I had terrible cramps, I didn't think it was a skin infection. She said she is treating what she see's. I took the Bactrim for 3 or 4 days and the rash and stomach pain went away. But I developed a sunburnt feeling on my skin so I stopped.

Now it's 2 weeks later and the stomach pain and body pain kicked in again. Another doctorin the pracrtice called me on Friday night and called in a script for Levaquin. Not real crazy about thaking that drug, but now I have to wait until Monday to see a doctor.

What kind of infection could this be? Seems so odd.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:34 AM
 
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Check out a site for Lupus.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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See if you can get one of your doctors to explore the possibility of Lyme Disease: Lyme disease - PubMed Health

The above is just one of many sites on the web which you could read. A Virologist or Neurologist is probably the most proficient at diagnosing Lyme or other types of viral conditions.

I hope you get better. In the off-chance it IS Lyme, the sooner you're Dx'ed and treated, the better off you'll be.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Lupus?? I doubt it since I have an infection of some sort. I had Lyme disease 12 years ago, I was treated with Rocephin via a hickman in my chest for almost a year. And if it was viral it wouldn't show an active infection.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: In a house
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You could have Lyme disease again. Antibiotics don't prevent you from ever contracting something again. They're not a vaccine. They treat what you have, currently (in your case, 12 years ago).
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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I doubt it's Lyme, besides Lyme is kind of a controversial illness. My Story with Lyme is quite long and complicated anyway.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: NJ
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About 2 weeks ago I felt a little dizzy and had horrible body aches for 4 days, I went to the doctor and they said it was a virus and sent me home. A week later I started getting severe cramps and fever, so bad I had to go to the ER anf they gave me 2 Tyelnol, Toradol and later on they gave me diulud and some ativan. They took blood and said I had some kind of infection. I woke up the next day and had a hug rash on my leg and my lemph node on my upper leg was painful and swollen. I went back to my doctor and said I had a bacterial skin infection and gave me bactrim. I told them I had terrible cramps, I didn't think it was a skin infection. She said she is treating what she see's. I took the Bactrim for 3 or 4 days and the rash and stomach pain went away. But I developed a sunburnt feeling on my skin so I stopped.

Now it's 2 weeks later and the stomach pain and body pain kicked in again. Another doctorin the pracrtice called me on Friday night and called in a script for Levaquin. Not real crazy about thaking that drug, but now I have to wait until Monday to see a doctor.

What kind of infection could this be? Seems so odd.
Did they culture it?
Is it possible you have MRSA?
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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She didn't culture, just a blood test. I thought it was weird too so I asked why no culture and she said it would take 3 days and better just to put me on antibiotics now. The Rash only showed up after i had horrific stomach cramps. My lymph node was swollen too. SO it sounds more like an infection vs a MRSA because I didn't have a scratch or punchture where the rash was. Plus I have body pain again today and stomach cramping. Doesn't sound slike MRSA to me.

I was given a rx for levaquin over the weekend, but afraid to take that meds because I heard terrible things about it and I didn't like cirpro, I was messed up for moths after taking it and Levaquin is stronger. They have no clue what they are treating or what is wrong.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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It sounds like you may need an infectious disease specialist. It is surprising that the hospital did not contact one for you. I had something similar about 6 years ago and I was on various treatments since there was no real diagnosis. You really need a specalist so either contact your family doctor or ask the hospital to recommend one (and you need the best that you can find).
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