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jadoo80
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   Posted 12/13/2007 3:15 AM (GMT -7)   
seems like i was posting in the wrong section of the forum.

I've got IBS & been having constant fever for the last 2 - 3 years.

I went back to the doctor today & mentioned the constant fever. he has given me Salazopyrin tablets to take 3 times a day for a month. I'm on day 2 at the moment & my fever has actually increased to 40.7. I just hope this is not a side effect, anyone been on this medication before?

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 12/13/2007 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   

This is an antinflammatorty drug that I have never heard of in the US. I don't know why he gave it to you. I suggest you ask why he thinks this would help. If you have a fever usually you have an infection and blood work including blood cultures should show an infection. He must think you have a bowel inflammation but i don't think it would increase your fever. It sounds like it is a sulfa drug which are sometimes used for infections but none of the sites I saw mention infection.

http://www.medbroadcast.com/drug_info_details.asp?brand_name_id=978


Keriamon
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   Posted 12/13/2007 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I would make sure to ask him if he thinks I have a Inflammatory Bowel Disease because there are more meds for you to be on to keep that under control than just anti-inflammatories.

dawn9849
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   Posted 12/14/2007 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Activa is for both and I can tell you it really helped me.

I would go 3 days of no BM and then 3 days of D. It was horrible. My body was not digesting food properly. THe docs said I had IBS/Ibd, and the gave me prescription pills for the pain and cramping I would have every single time I ate. I suffered for almost 2 years. Every meal I ate felt like I was food poisened. could not eat much for food. Everything had to be bland. Like white rice and baked chicken for the last 2 years.

I tryed Activa and the first 3-5 days I did not notice a difference. BM were still loose. I still ate one everyday and now I have been on it for 1 month. I feel like a million bucks!!!! I go the same time everyday now and its normal and there is no pain associated with it. My mood has improved and I am ten times happier then I've ever been. I can finally go out to restaraunt with my boyfriend and eat from the menu without worring. Just only regret I tried this sooner so I would not have to suffer.

And I can eat anything I want now. I might gain alot of weight at this rate. The foods that I would have to avoid before I can now eat with ease....

Like Pizza, ice cream, soda, chocolate, pudding, chips, sandwiches, an occasional beer OMG the list goes on.....

jadoo80
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   Posted 12/24/2007 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the replies. just another quick one, do these conditions like Inflammatory cause fever because more than IBS its the constant fever that is concerning me. should i get a blood test? & what would they be testing me for?

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 12/24/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Infection causes fever and a blood test should show if you have an infection. White cell count would be checked. IBS does not cause a fever, not sure about IBD. I think Divertilitis might.

jadoo80
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   Posted 1/16/2008 2:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Salazopyrin has had no effect on me & the fever remains! I went back to the Dr who has finally advised me to get a blood test done, which I will be doing in a couple of days. what has scared me is the fact he mentioned that if the blood test hasnt picked up anything, I will be sent to a specialist?

anyway will post the blood results soon... thanks again for all the replies...

Sarita
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   Posted 1/16/2008 2:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jadoo,
Yes, a fever of unknown origin needs to be worked up. The regular blood work they will do may elucidate a cause, but it will likely need to be worked up further by a specialist. The key is to not be too alarmist at this stage, because there are so many things that can cause this vague symptom. Are you having night sweats? Any weight loss? Joint pain? Things like that would be helpful to note.

Fever is your body's response to unwelcome "foreigners" - your temperature raises, antibodies are set in motion to attack the invader, and you, henceforth, feel like crap for a few days. A fever isn't always a bad thing but there's usually a reason for it, and some of those reasons are easier to treat than others. I'm glad your doc is getting right on it. Request a copy of your bloodwork if you want help understanding what it means, I'll see if I can help you out on some superficial level at least.

Best of luck!
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jadoo80
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   Posted 1/27/2008 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
finally back with the blood test, I've been advised that's I'm boderline diabetic but there were traces of glandular fever which I had about 2 years ago, the Dr advised me that that could be the reason why I am still getting the fever..

can glandular fever remain in the blood for so long??

Sarita, I have no symptoms that you have mentioned, no weight loss or night sweats..

jadoo80
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   Posted 2/3/2008 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   

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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 2/3/2008 7:23:28 PM (GMT-7)


jadoo80
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   Posted 2/12/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Sarita could you please respond to my last post. can glandular fever 2 years ago, still cause fevers now??
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