Jump to content


What's with the ads?

Photo
- - - - -

Why does the fever come and go?? Flu


11 replies to this topic

What's with the ads?

#1 1GirlTwinBoys

1GirlTwinBoys

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1994 posts

Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:53 PM

I'm seriously so fatigued after 7 days of the flu and feel bad about complaining...

 

I didn't have one all day today but now it's 101*.  It comes and goes EVERY day.  I haven't been able to eat for DAYS except a couple saltines.  

 

Is it normal to keep coming back?  Does that mean anything?  I'm on the verge...


Edited by 1GirlTwinBoys, 21 October 2017 - 07:54 PM.


#2 maize

maize

    Maizgyver

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18761 posts

Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:55 PM

Fevers often go up at night in my experience.
  • Amy in NH, 1GirlTwinBoys, Catwoman and 2 others like this

#3 maize

maize

    Maizgyver

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18761 posts

Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:55 PM

And I am so sorry you are sick :(
  • Catwoman likes this

#4 Ali in OR

Ali in OR

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5570 posts

Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:07 PM

My last come and go fever was walking pneumonia. Mine was bronchitis first but dd had the same pattern with flu turning into pneumonia. Any chance of a secondary infection?



#5 1GirlTwinBoys

1GirlTwinBoys

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1994 posts

Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:08 PM

Fevers often go up at night in my experience.

Yeah it seems to get worse at night.  


  • maize likes this

#6 WoolySocks

WoolySocks

    Googleplex master of hivedom

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 9238 posts

Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:10 PM

This was typical with our flu experiences too.  I'd give it a few more days if it's not getting worse and then check in with a doctor if you still have a fever.  The cough would often linger for a while after that as well (2-3 weeks). 



#7 1GirlTwinBoys

1GirlTwinBoys

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1994 posts

Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:11 PM

My last come and go fever was walking pneumonia. Mine was bronchitis first but dd had the same pattern with flu turning into pneumonia. Any chance of a secondary infection?

I'm not sure.  

 

I just read it can be 7-10 days for fever with flu.  That means I should wait it out 3 more days I guess before going to the Dr.



#8 sbgrace

sbgrace

    Empress Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 6025 posts

Posted 21 October 2017 - 09:14 PM

A pediatrician once told me that it was normal for temperatures to spike up at night. It had to do with normal raising of temperatures at night contributing somehow.

 

That said, do watch. My son developed pneumonia and a come and go high fever was a symptom for him. 


  • 1GirlTwinBoys likes this

#9 kbutton

kbutton

    Apprentice Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5423 posts

Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:46 PM

It's called viral shedding, and it is cyclical (often in the evenings). I am sorry you are ill.  :grouphug:

 

http://www.influenza...ansmission.html

 



#10 SJ.

SJ.

    One of *those* maniac parents...

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2517 posts

Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:22 AM

My last come and go fever was walking pneumonia. Mine was bronchitis first but dd had the same pattern with flu turning into pneumonia. Any chance of a secondary infection?


This is the same for me. I was so sick and thought I had the flu. Nope. It was pneumonia. Did you have a flu diagnosis?
I hope you are feeling better soon.

#11 boscopup

boscopup

    Qualified Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11783 posts

Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:51 AM

The only time one of my kids had a come and go fever like that (going up in the middle of the day and then coming back down) was when my son had pneumonia. His fever would spike to 104 and he'd fall asleep. This happened in the doctor's office and she did a pulse-ox right then and there, which thankfully was ok. But then she sent us for x-rays, and sure enough... Pneumonia.

My friend's daughter just had flu last week and at the end of a week was just not getting better. She also was having a cyclic fever like that. Turned out she also had pneumonia. A few days later, on abx, she is feeling so much better!

#12 J-rap

J-rap

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11501 posts

Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:25 AM

Mono?