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    Old 03-07-2017, 10:36 AM   #1
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    Doctor cant explain night sweats

    Hello, first time poster here. I am a 23 y/o healthy male (I was a collegiate distance swimmer and water polo player). I have to admit my diet isnt always the best but i exercise every day playing both basketball and weight lifting to offset it. Anyways here is a timeline of my symptoms and my doctor is having a hard time explaining them, hopefully someone here can help out.

    about a month ago i started having really bad stomach cramps and diarrhea, i assumed i had the stomach flu or gastroenteritis or something that would go away on its own, and it did after about a week and a half. However towards the end of the issue i started getting night sweats and running a low grade fever (between 100-102). I went to the doctors and had blood work done where they ruled out TB, and my results came back showing high levels of AST and ALT from my liver but everything else was normal. I had the night sweats for about 2 weeks (and they were drenching) before i went back and took another blood test where the AST and ALT levels had returned to normal and the Hepatitis panel came back negative. However, my SED rate was still abnormally high, indicating inflammation somewhere. Around this time (about 2-3 weeks ago) i was at the store and all of a sudden my right ear started ringing very loudly,, my face got really tingly and my vision became really blurred and shaky. It only lasted about a minute or two and my speech and motor skills were not impaired, i assumed that i had low blood sugar (since i hadnt eaten at all that day and very little in the prior days due to the stomach cramps and such) or dehydration...now im worried that i might have had a TIA. Does anyone else think that is what happened? it felt very similar to when you stand up too quick after laying down, i have normal blood pressure and everything however. All this time i was still having night sweats although they had decreased in severity...the doctor had me come back to rule out lymphoma and then that same day the night sweats stopped all together...they were completely gone for 4 days (which coincided with a weekend so i had some drinks with my roommates but nothing too crazy). Then all of a sudden after 4 days of no chills or fever or night sweats they came back again for the past two nights. The doctor is still stumped as to what could be causing it. Does anyone have any insight that may ease my mind because ive been fearing the worst. I have had the night sweats for about a month now and as of right now the fever and chills (which i had for about 2-3 weeks) have not returned or when they do they are VERY minor and after intense exercise. The doctor still thinks the prolonged night sweats and everything are related to whatever infectious disease caused my stomach and intestinal issues and wants me to see a infectious disease specialist but i havent had the stomach and intestinal issues for almost 4 weeks now despite the night sweats and fever...the night sweats are making it so i dont get more than an hour of sleep at a time and its starting to effect my daily life.

     
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