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Is it normal to have spreading muscle cramps with a fever of 39. F? 3 days on.

By Anonymous July 21, 2017 - 4:36pm
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Hi there, I'm a 32 yr old male and I live in Japan. I work in kindergarten with 2 yr old. On this last Tuesday I had what I thought was just the beginning of a cold. Stuck nose and sore tonsils. By Wednesday afternoon I had cramping in my hamstrings. By the time I got home I was cramping up in my lower back and in between my belly button and penis there was a painful burn sensation on the skin and a deep ache. That night the fever came on and I started peeing more than I was drinking. I was drinking a lot. I went to the hospital the next day and after some tests they ruled out bladder and kidney infection. I received antibiotics and fever reduction/pain reduction meds. I've been using them appropriately and when I take the fever pills I don't feel the pain in my cramping muscles which has now spread all over my body. Last night, since my fever wasn't high I didn't dose the fever meds and man did I find out the tribe lvl of pain I could be in. If I keep moving there is just an overall deep ache and clumsiness. If I lay down or down move the ache recedes to where I don't notice it. At that point I can feel the tension in my forearms and a feeling of slight swelling. The pain hits intensely when I move after the pain has subsided due to lack of movement. So moving in the night = deep and sharp pain that last for about 10 sec while I grunt and breathe. Is this a normal reaction to a fever? Shall I continue to take the fever meds even though it's at 37.8?

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for reaching out to us.

Most healthy children and adults can tolerate a fever as high as 103°F (39.4°C) to 104°F (40°C) for short periods of time without problems. What is considered a short period might vary depending on the diagnosis and your doctor. It sounds like you still need the medication. Check in with the doctor who saw you or see your own doctor if you are not feeling better or your condition worsens.


July 21, 2017 - 6:40pm
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