I am concerned about my husband (36 y.o.) and searching for info online. About a week ago, he started feeling achy all over & weak. He thought it was from doing a lot of yard work, but then he developed severe chills & a fever during the night. He went to the doctor, who said it was probably a virus. The next day he felt much better & was able to work for the next 3 days. He thought he was totally better. Then last night he woke up with a headache during the night. He took ibuprofen, which did not help. The headache has continued now for almost 24 hours (meds do not help) & he has developed the chills again (no fever this time) & body aches.
Any thoughts on this? I was wondering about Lyme, since he was working in the yard, although we didn't find a tick or rash. Could a virus come & go like that?
Did the doctor check for meningitis? Have you checked his blood pressure to see if it is too high? That can occur sometimes with a prolonged headache. With a headache for that long, if it is not a usual headache for him, I think you should have him go to the doctor. He probably wishes now he hadn't gone back to work so soon:0(
Welcome to the forum!
With a history of fever and chills followed by a headache meningitis should be ruled out. The other possibility is viral fever. This can also cause a persisting headache. Third possibility is a high blood pressure with viral fever. Viral fevers come and go and their severity depends on the body’s ability to fight out the infection. Another possibility is pinched cervical spinal nerves—he could have strained his neck while working. This can cause a persistent headache. Fever chills and headache is also seen in malaria. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult your doctor and discuss these possibilities.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.