Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Fever, the Rash and the Rest

So what is happening to me?

Plenty actually.

It all started with quite a terrible fever I have had last Thursday, which lasted a couple of days and ceased on the weekends. The fever was so bad that I could not walk around without almost falling. I had muscle and joint pains all over my body, even when the last time I did sports extreme was months ago.

I saw the doctor on Thursday.

She told me "it is very normal for young people to experience muscle pain", and gave me muscle pain relief cream rubs !! WTF !! Then I asked her about the fever spell, which I did not suspect was fever yet, since I was just shivering cold from the night before, and felt drowsy the whole morning. She ruled that out by saying I could be having low sugar level in my blood stream. Double WTF !!

I ate the weird medicine she prescribed me and things did not get any better, my muscle and joint pains did not get any lesser, and by Friday I knew it was fever, a bad one I had.

Thinking it was just something normal, I kept swallowing the miraculous Panadol pills, and had more sleep than I have ever had in the past few weeks combined, and gradually the fever tamed itself down over the weekends. The pains went off, so did the drowsiness and dizziness.

I thought I was ok. Then the RASH came on Sunday.

It started out from my chest, to my arms. Mini red dots spreading out to my entire body. Curious and worried, I rushed to another doctor (since the last one seemed very untrustworthy, low blood sugar level WTF) and this time, this doctor seemed to know what he was doing.

I told him the full history, and he told me that I was having....

CHICKEN POX.

That was on Monday.

It is Wednesday now, and the rash has creeped all over my body. But there is no sign of lesion/blisters that defines chicken pox. I am starting to get worried, I suspect this could be something else than chicken pox. I think it would be wise to pay this doctor another visit tomorrow just to double confirm my condition. It seems unlikely that its a chicken pox, but I am not the medicine personnel, so I shall reserve my thoughts for now.

Chicken Pox or no Chicken Pox, I will survive.

11 comments:

  1. what? no photos?

    do get well soon robin! chook pox is very annoying especially the itch! but it will go away soon enough...

    -Marcus

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  2. hey marcus,
    LOL... cant go out take pics sadness.
    But the thing is, those lesions/blisters are not out yet. This is getting worrisome. probably its not even chicken pox at all.

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  3. Whoa, chicken pox is dangerous at your age ler. Better take care of yourself. You never got it when you were younger?

    And get well soon! What you have doesn't sound fun.

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  4. hey atlasya,
    if its chicken pox i should be fine, but I do not know what this is I am having now. All I have are rashes all over and this doesnt really define chicken pox !

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  5. robin, my housemate ever had somethin like tis. It is spread thru mosquitoes. something like dengue but it is not. its called Chikungunya. not long ago many ppl in segamat, johor area got it. muscle and joint pain plus high fever plus red rashes all over the body.

    I suggest you go to see another doctor. if you really got Chikungunya, it will take 10-20 days to recover. remember to drink more water.

    hie ming

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  6. hey hie ming,
    the fever and muscle/joint pains are all gone now. Only left the rash, which seems to be fading too.
    will definitely look for the doctor to double confirm the situation.

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  7. Once again, it's prove than male doctors are better doctors.

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  8. Hehe. My lecturer is too suffering from chicken pox. :P

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  9. This is definately dengue. I had it twice and my second time is very close to your symptoms. First is fever.. with join pains.. after fever subsided then come the rash.. hope you drink tons of water during that period

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  10. hey anonymous,
    rest assured everything is back to normal now, and the rash almost completely faded away, left bits of traces which will be gone in a day or two. I am ok now.

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