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For the last 3 years I have been fighting with what is causing a fever I have. The only consistent things have been high WBC, high sed-rate, very high CRP, low-grade fever. Now over the past 4-6 months I've had a pain in my right side and back. I actually feel some lumps on the right side. I've had blood cultures, echocardiograms because all of a sudden my blood pressure went up and the heart rate have gone up big time -- heart rate is now at 146 So, they've got me on Toprol and Altace -- the blood pressure has gone down, but the heart rate is still high. They did this thing called a gallium scan -- they ended up scanning me 4 times because they were trying to see if what they were seeing would move, it didn't, but they didn't know what is causing it. All they said that it seems ok, but they had detection in the lower right lung and liver on the right side. Could this be causing my fever, they don't know. I've been seeing an Infectious Disease doctor; however, she is not convinced this would cause a fever. And, the doctor that read the gallium scan recommended a thing called a PET scan. The Infectious Disease doctor did not want to do the PET scan because she said sometimes the tests can give you more things than finding the cause. Finally, they said that I should have the PET scan; however, now I find that the PET scan company says that insurance does not cover "Fever of Unknown Origin" as a coverable test. Should I pursue this test or not -- I'm feeling worse and at times it is really painful to breathe. I'm confused and scared at the same time. I want to know, but then I don't want to know. If you know what I mean. Over the past two weeks, I've gotten really tired, I sleep, but I'm still tired and sometimes it feels like I've got to sit down or I'm going to fall down. This only makes it even more scary. Has anyone ever experienced this and what could it be?