is a fever of 105 a normal crohns symptom?

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beca123
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   Posted 9/1/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sick from my Crohns and I am trying to start Humira, after getting off Remicade because of insurance and the Remicade stopped working because I couldnt get it regularly. I was hospitalized about 2 months ago, and since then have had a fever every day, usually normal in the morning.  but about 12 it comes back up to 103. Right now its 105.4 and my doctor just said that he thinks its just the crohns, but i think its just because he doesnt want to check and find out what the infection is. which by the way he KNOWS that my blood work shows that i have an infection because my white blood cell count is TRIPLE the amount its supposed to be....i am so frustrated with everything. i feel like i have been hit by a truck.
 
 
starting Humira tomorrow. and have my SSI interview. please help me pray everything goes well with both.
Beca
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MAG102886
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   Posted 9/1/2009 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm pretty sure your not supposed to be on/start medications like Humira, Remicade ect ect when you have an infection. Infact I was warned that if I were to develop an infection while on them I'd have to discontiue them until the infection is clear. Personally if I were you and I felt something was wrong and my Dr wouldnt listen to me Id go to the ER.  Fevers 106 degrees and above can cause brain damage and death...your fever is very close to that. Keep a very close eye on it if you choose not to do anything about it.

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Current Meds: Cimzia, Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
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FallColors
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   Posted 9/1/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I am surprised you can still write with that fever. I would go to the ER IMMEDIATELY. Heck with that doctor! This is extremely serious. Even if it goes down to 102 -- the fact that it went to 105.4 is dangerous!! All my doctors say over 102 is an infection. Please do not delay!!! Go now.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


Nanners
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   Posted 9/1/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with the above, get your butt to the ER, you definetly have an infection in there somewhere. Good luck and keep us posted.

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metoo50
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   Posted 9/1/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Please to to ER, and change the  doctor ASAP. Such high fever is not normal.

Good luck, and most of all feel better.


Blossom
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   Posted 9/1/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Beca,

This may sound quite strong, but your doctor is bordering on malpractice!!!  It was as if I heard sirens going off when I read your post.  There is nothing normal about a fever of 105.4, and your blood work proves it.  I agree with the others---please go to the ER, and please get yourself a real doctor.  And you are absolutely NOT supposed to start Humira (or any other biologic) while you have an infection.

I recently had a bowel resection, and when I was ready to go back on the Humira and called the pharmacy to refill it, one of the questions they asked was if I currently had any kind of infection.

My thoughts are with you, and I hope you go to the ER so they can find out what's wrong and get you some treatment.  Please keep us posted as you feel able.

 


54 year old female;
 
Have had Crohn's of terminal ileum for over 9 yrs.   My first small bowel surgery was on 7-30-09.
 
On Humira since Dec. 2008.  Allergic/hypersensitivity to Pentasa, Entocort, and 6-MP.  


pimfram
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   Posted 9/1/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Sweet Jesus, go to the ER and find a new GI doc, in that order.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.


FallColors
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   Posted 9/2/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Beca,

I am wondering how you are doing? I praying for you! Please let us know how you are.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


rovin1959
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   Posted 9/3/2009 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Beca, please, please, let us know something when you can. I just sent up another prayer up for you.

Mary Lynn


frogeleita
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   Posted 9/3/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I suggest you call an ambulance..because that is a very high fever for an adult...and could cause serious damage to your brain...drop the GI immediately...and find a new one...i think a side effect of Remicade is high fevers...how long have you been off?

 crohns/colitis/lupus/hyperthyroidism-seton fistula pentasa -Remicade in process

 


Blossom
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   Posted 9/3/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi all,

Just an FYI that Beca has started a new thread "UPDATE & Humira question".  I asked if she'd keep us updated on her original posting (this one) since everyone's been wondering how she's doing.


54 year old female;
 
Have had Crohn's of terminal ileum for over 9 yrs.   My first small bowel surgery was on 7-30-09.
 
On Humira since Dec. 2008.  Allergic/hypersensitivity to Pentasa, Entocort, and 6-MP.  


beca123
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   Posted 9/5/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. I am so sorry I havent been able to update. I got my Humira, did good getting the injections. Still am having the fever, hasnt been any higher than 103 at night. I have still been in alot of pain, and taking pain medicine doesnt usually help the pain but it breaks the fever. I still dont feel like my doctor is paying attention to me like he used to and I am afraid its because I dont have insurance. I mean I still pay to see him but I think if I had insurance he would be testing and finding out where the fever is from. I just dont understand because he has been the best doctor for 8 years, I have sent many friends to him and built a relationship with him. I just dont understand. I am in the mountains for the weekend, getting some rest in the hot tub(helps with the chills even though I know it doesnt help the fever) If the fevers are still coming when I get back home, I am just going to go to the hospital. I feel like it may not be such a good idea since I have no insurance but I think its the only way I am going to figure out where the fever is coming from and find a way to get out of this "acute flare"...thats what my doc is calling it because of the fever.

Thank you all so much for the prayers. They are much needed and appreciated!!!
Beca
 "The Lord wont give me more than I can handle,i just wish he didnt trust me so much!"
  "let people be people before they are patients"


LMills
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   Posted 9/6/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Beca, that relationship isn't worth preserving if it doesn't benefit you. The whole point of having and maintaining a relationship with a doctor is so that you're taken care of. If they can't do that then they need to know people aren't going to stick around to pay for nothing. The others are absolutely right in that you NEED to go to the hospital and FIND A NEW DOCTOR.



I would really wait on the next injection if you still have an infection. People have died from TNF blockers and complication from infection.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, omeprazole in the morning, and a women's multivitamin. I'm also trying a B vitamin complex, but it doesn't seem to be working so I'm considering the shots.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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