43 y/o female.Hysterectomy at 37.Severe scoliosis.Diagnosed bipolar disorder – fairly well maintained. 5 feet tall.145 lbs.I consider myself relatively healthy, though not in very good shape.
This past December, went to Cancun for 5 days.Arrived on a Monday morning.By that afternoon, I was sick.Severe back and joint pain as well as headaches.High fever (up to 102.3). Chills.Night sweats like this peri-menopausal woman has NEVER seen.Gastro issues (pain high in stomach, no appetite (though no nausea). Some diarrhea.Was sick for the entire 5 days, and a couple of days after.
Started feeling better, but a couple of days later, the symptoms all came back.Just as severe.There were extremely emotional stressful events taking place around this time.
I went to my dr. on 12/9/09 liver function was off ALT/125AST/106.RBC, Auto was 3.9, HGB was 11.8, Hematocrit was 34.8.Platelets, Automated count was 413.
12/15/09 liver re-test showed ALT down to 43, and AST at 22.
All para/ ova tests, stool samples negative/normal.Hepatitis A & B tests were non-reactive.
12/31/09, I caught a cold.On 1/2/10, my fever, 102, severe back and joint pain, headaches, chills and night sweats returned for 12 hours.
I have a dr. appt tomorrow but what the heck could this be?!?!?!