Fever, tired, fistula

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Curly9878
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   Posted 10/23/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
So I have had a flushed face, my face gets sooo hot...   Then I get the chills.
I am exhausted...   I mean like really tired.
I was dx'd with a fistula last week but my GI is out this week so I am not sure of the MRI results.
Now I have a low grade fever...   But my fever comes and goes...   why would it do that?  I am not taking any meds for it.
 
So, my fellow Chronies....   Diagnose me...    Thoughts? smhair
28 Yrs
Michigan
Newly diagnosed with Crohns


gachrons
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   Posted 10/23/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Where is your fistula located? I had them too could be abcess with it they can go together . Hope you feel better soon. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


broomhilda
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   Posted 10/23/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry your down Curley...I don't know what's up with the fever either. Mine starts every day around 2pm and lasts through the night. Average is around 96 - 100.2. I know the Imuran plays with the body temperature by lowering it, so I'm not so sure I'm getting an acurate reading in the first place. Always feels more like 102 degree one to me. Everyone here is running around in short sleeves and I have jeans a turtleneck and a cordoroy shirt over that plus moccosins. As I type this my hands and nose are so cold to touch they feel like they are gonna crack. Try searching HW on low temps and I think you'll be suprised at the past comments on this topic.

The sporatic fevers are not common to your symptoms? I can always tell when mine is rising because the fatigue gets soooo much worse. I cram the thermometer in my mouth and sure enough, it's up.

I sure hope you don't have infection forming in the fistula. I've been pretty lucky not to have had one (yet). If that fever shoots up to say 102 you probably need some antibiotics. You know the game, the longer you wait on this the worse it gets and I won't have you trying to "one up" me on my foamy stools this week 'ya hear!

Take a shower and lay on a heating pad if you don't want to do the meds...maybe that will bring it down a little bit for you. And just for a smile...with my "low" body temperature and itchy dry skin this time of year...
I stepped out of the shower yesterday and loaded myself down with Goldbond anti-itch lotion. Well...my stupid self forgot the stuff had methol in it and I went into racking chills for about an hour and a half! Some people just like to learn the hard way! Feel better soon okay!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.


Curly9878
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   Posted 10/24/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I am on humira....
My fever is down again today...   for now......
If it was an infection, I would have great pain, wouldnt I??? 
28 Yrs
Michigan
Newly diagnosed with Crohns


Keeper
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   Posted 10/24/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, a fistula is an infection. As for the pain - it depends on where the infection is. Some places don't have a lot of pain receptors and you may just feel a vague knot. The fever, chills and fatigue are all symptoms of an infection. That could be the fistula or a mild flare or both.
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