Hi all. I'm a little concerned right now as I picked up a virus/infection last Thursday morning, which has developed rather unexpectedly and quite aggressively for 9 days.
My body temperature has been as high as 38/39+, occasionally dropping to 36/37+, with an extremely tight chest cough. I cannot face much food (some fruit, herb tea with a little honey and Dioralyte and (I've vomited and had brief diarrhoea twice), a persistent tight headache around the eyes and persistent disturbing hallucinations/borderline dreams, which I've been vocalising in my half-sleep.
Aspirin in the only drug to have any real effect on the fever. I saw an emergency doctor and started antibiotics on Thursday evening. In all my life I have never suffered an illness this severe and I am becoming concerned.
I'm CLL watch and wait, but I imagine this will send my lymphocyte count into a spike. My neutrophils haven't been too bad so far, and in the time I've been diagnosed (since 2012) any illnesses I've had went pretty quickly.
I'm asking the community for advice, and to find out of anyone else has suffered a similar illness with an unstable body temperature.