I've had a chronic, low-grade fever (98.9 - 100) since early January. My normal temp is 98.6. The last time I had a chronic low grade fever was about 15 years ago when I had CFS following mono.
I have fatigue, but it is nothing like when I had CFS. However I think the fatigue is beginning to take a toll.
I have regular bouts of insomnia (have for years) -- probably the cause of the fatigue!
I have a dizzy spell about once every few weeks.
CBC is normal other than lymphocytes being slightly low.
I am currently living in Southern Africa.
Negative for: malaria, TB, parasites, amoebas, any tick-related illness, hypothyroidism (TSH is 1.02), urinalysis is normal, liver function is normal.
I take BCP and Zyrtec regularly.
I have PCOS.
I have not had labwork done for ANAs.
I do not have any chronic pain.
My NP said my thyroid seems to be ever-so-slightly enlarged on one side.
My NP wants me to check my temp 3 times a day for a few weeks to confirm the fever (I think she wants to make sure it's not in my head -- but I've had the fever at the NP office as well as at home!).
We are considering TTC #3, and are concerned there could be a medical issue that should be resolved before trying to get pregnant.
Are there any tests that are recommended? Should I just be content to let the fever go longer and assume it is some sort of virus? I do not have a regular physician (but will when I move to the States in mid-July), and the local physicians here are generally not too concerned about someone with my symptoms (they are rightly overwhelmed with AIDS, TB, cholera, etc.).