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Mar 05, 2018 - 3 comments
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Hi! On Saturday night I went to the ER because my headache and confusion and stuff had gotten so bad. They admitted me overnight and the fever hadn't gone away. (I still have no idea why they admitted me overnight JUST to see if I was feeling better) The fever hadn't dropped and I still felt really bad so I had a CT scan and an EEG, and neither were conclusive. Sometime today I'm getting a spinal tap. The doctors aren't really keeping me updated on what they think is going on with me. Not a very good experience so far but at least they have painkillers and TV.

EDIT: got my spinal tap. Apparently my glucose level is low in the CSF, and the white blood cell count is high. Have no idea what any of this means but they said they'll have to run more tests tomorrow.

EDIT: I got an MRI. It's either aseptic meningitis or encephalitis. To figure out exactly what it is would be a waste of time, and I'll be discharged tomorrow if my fever goes down with whatever stuff they're giving me. Just got to avoid people. My case isn't severe or life threatening, so that's good at least. Sure gave me a scare though.

EDIT (3/19): Sorry I haven't been on here in awhile, I've just been resting and I feel much better now. Don't have a lot more to update on, so unless anything changes, this will conclude my journal entry.

Update: Heading to ER!

Mar 03, 2018 - 0 comments

Details later.

Getting kind of worried now...

Mar 03, 2018 - 2 comments

Hi. I'm assuming no one is reading this, but if you are, great :) 3 days ago I was struck with a sudden severe headache and fever of 101.4, alongside several other symptoms that I'm too irritable and tired to mention. I took some pain medicine and called it a night. Yesterday I woke up with a sharp, stabbing headache that felt like a chainsaw drilling through my head front to back, along with severe irritability and sensitivity to light and sound. I passed it off as a morning thing but the pain wouldn't subside, even with acetaminophen and ibuprofen. yesterday my fever had risen to 102.5, and only slightly dropped with the use of Tylenol. Today my fever reached 103.4, I've become forgetful. (for instance I forgot which drawer the forks were in after living in this house for years, I had to ask my boyfriend for help xD) I was feeling slightly better so I tried to stop taking medicine, at which point I curled into a little ball and rocked back and forth. I'll probably post this in the undiagnosed symptoms forum as well because I'm stumped as to what this is. The pain is just so excruciating I honestly want it to end more than anything else. Also, I joined this site for the very purpose of trying to diagnose my symptoms but it seems like a really nice community so I might stick around a while :)

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