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low grade fevers
Posted by: Linda Mekshes
Date: October 17, 2000 11:59 AM

For two years (after dental surgery) I run a fever of 99 to 100 degrees daily - on occasion it is 98 - for 50 years my temp has been 97 degree range. I also have joint pain - myalgias - extreme fatigue (usually goes away by napping - sometimes not even sleeping). I also have other symptoms like MS - CFS -most recently I have lost a lot of strength and am unsteady. The symptoms come and go with the fevers. I am concerned because I am getting worse. I am an RN and my doctor states the temps are nothing to worry about because 99 is normal for some patients.

RE: low grade fevers
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, MD
Date: October 18, 2000 6:05 PM

What comes to mind is the possibility of a low grade viral infection. Of course, sounds like you need a doc who will take you seriously. Docs who list on this web site practice natural medicine. There is a genetic test called the Polymerase Chain Reaction performed by Immunosciences Lab at 800-950-4686. The cost is $150 and the following organisms can be tested for:
Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi)
Chlamydia species
Chlamydia pneumonia
Chlamydia trachomatis
Mycoplasma identificatoin
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Mycoplasma fermentans
Ureaplasma urealyticum
Herpes 1 and 2
Herpes 6, 7, and 8
Neisseria gonorrhea
Epstein-Barr virus
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Heliobacter pylori
Lysteria monocytogenes
Others (per request)

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