Hi, I'm 5 weeks pregnant. For the past week, I've been running a temp that varies between 99.2 and 101.5 (mostly in 100.4-100.9 range), slight sore throat, headache, chills, body ache, and no other flu/cold symptoms. No one around me is sick either.
Lab work showed high WBC, high platelet counts, high TNF-alpha level (TNFa has been elevated for >2mo since preconception). My PCP/OB said it's a viral fever and asked me to ride it out, take Tylenol for pain and fever, there's no danger for baby.
However, I'm not comfortable with such a prolonged fever in early pregnancy. I got pregnant from IVF/FET. My RE says the fever could be from progesterone supplements. Ironically, my P4 level drops sharply when I ran the fever. My PCP said the P4 drop gotta be related to the fever.
I need to stay on progesterone for another 7 weeks, and expect even higher level of P4 later on. I'm on zpak, Decadron, and weekly intralipid infusion. Nothing stops the fever yet. I can't imagine living with 8+ weeks of fever like this. But if I don't take p4, I will miscarry.
Does this ever happen to anyone else? Please share your thoughts on what I should do. Thank you so much!