| | Is this Strep Throat?
I posted a few days ago about my swollen throat...
I'm now wonderimng if it's Strep Throat. Here's what's happened from the beginning...
I started off with a mild runny/stuffy nose, and later that evening, I was feeling run down, so I took a nap. When I woke up an hour later, I'd developed a sore throat, up high- like behind my soft pallet, and a general "icky" feeling all over. A couple hours later, I developed nausea and went to bed. That night, I woke up during the night every hour because the pain in my throat was so severe. I took a couple of Advil at about 6 AM, and at 8:30, I woke up and my throat was so swollen, I was having trouble breathing. I also was only able to breathe out of one nostril. I was up for a while freaking out about the possibility of my throat swelling shut, and in the meantime, I took more Advil. I went to lay back down, and the opposite nostril was blocked by that time, and the other side of my throat was not swollen, so I was able to breathe easier and fall asleep. When I woke up 3 hours later, the swelling in my throat had gone down, but it was still a bit painful. I kept alternating Advil and Tylenol Cold for the rest of the day, and I just had a slight sore throat and stuffy nose. The next day, I felt about the same as the previous day. Then yesterday, My sinuses started to get really painful, and I developed that general icky feeling, and that weakness in the pit of my stomach that I feel when I'm sick. I also felt aching muscles. I took my temperature, and it was still pretty low. It's been 98.0 or lower throughout the whole time. And yesterday, I had bad nausea and stomach pains on and off throughout the day, and was very tired. I went to bed at 9:30 last night, which is very unlike me, even when I'm sick. Today, my throat only hurts down lower- it's scratchy, and otherwise, I feel much the same as I did yesterday.
I'm just worried that this is Strep Throat. I used to get it all the time when I was younger, and I always got that sore throat with the stuffy nose, and the nausea and general sick feeling. Except I used to always get a fever with it, and this time, I don't have a fever. Is it possible to have Strep Throat without a fever?
Also, I have Epstein Barr, and I heard that an outbreak of Epstein Barr can have Mono-like symptoms. I have a lot of the Mono symptoms, except I didn't see nausea listed as a symptom of Mono anywhere I read about it.
Any ideas? Thanks!