Do you alter your plans when you get fevers?

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Octobergirl
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   Posted 12/19/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I know there was just a fever topic on here, but I didn't want to hijack the thread. I woke up this morning with a fever, started at 100.2 and has fluctuated to 101. I have chills and frequent BMs, but no D- yet. I'm pretty sure it's because my Remicade is wearing off, it's been almost the 8 week mark, and I'm supposed to get my next infusion Tuesday. (Although now I'm concerned, because even though my doc gave me Remi when I had fevers, a lot of you said they won't). Anyways I'm pretty sure the fever is from inflammation, because when I first flared (initial presentation), I had fevers every day and night.

I'm wondering how you guys treat your fevers (when it's not from a cold/infection etc. and just from inflammation). Do you rest all day like you would otherwise? Do you drink lots of fluids and not exercise? I guess I"m wondering if the fevers are from inflammation, does rest and fluids really help, and would going about your life like normal (active, work etc) make it worse?

Thanks!

sickandlucky
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   Posted 12/19/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
When I get fevers I try to take it easy, kind of a sign of my body telling me to slow down. I usually try to hydrate and just lie down as much as possible... its a good excuse to sit around and watch movies!
I'm not sure whether it's necessary though. It could be that just going about like normal may be better? But I doubt resting could hurt so who knows!
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone & imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin


jeanneac
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   Posted 12/19/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
When I have fever, I feel too bad to do anything, so I don't have a choice.
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sr5599
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   Posted 12/20/2009 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm a single mom and the fevers drive me nuts. I feel like I don't really have a choice but to keep up with "normal" life. If the temps get above 101 then I make the point to slow down. I do rely heavily on tylenol when the fevers start up, though. I can't stand having to drag myself around when I feel that bad. They can really knock you out. I was joking the other day with a co-worker talking about how I frequently am at work with a 100 degree temp... I do wish I could slow down, though. And, I do when I can!
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randynoguts
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   Posted 12/20/2009 11:54 PM (GMT -7)   
im usually ok till they hit 103-105.. then i try to stay in bed either because im freezing and shaking very much or i just dont feel like moving.
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isergodur
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   Posted 12/21/2009 2:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I would just do what your body is telling you to do.

Sometimes I get fever around 100.2 but I just keep on with the day I otherwise I am feeling ok, but if I feel tired or anything else I just rest the whole day
25 year old female
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