5 days ago, around 10 pm, i suddenly developed a fever, severe body aches, very high pulse , breathlessness,chills and fatigue
.My resting pulse is up to 105 and if i go up the stairs it is in the 125-135 range. BP is low-normal (100/60).my baseline is 120/80. i also had a very bad headache which I had woken up with and had all day. For the next 2 days I was unable to do much of anything (incl. driving), as my temperature hovered around the 100 degree mark (101 at its highest). My normal temp is 97.6. I saw my dr. on day 3, and had a chest X-ray, which was negative, and some bloodworm. The bloodworm showed significant anemia. Normally I'm borderline or low normal. I have SLE, but it has been mild-moderate since I was diagnosed in 1984. I am 54 yrs. old. The dr. said the glands in my neck were a little swollen. I have no respiratory or GI symptoms. i have had a couple of mild spontaneous nosebleeds
. I also had a urinalysis clean catch, which was clear. Having had many lupus flares, I can say this feels different than any I have had in the past.
I'm concerned that I may have acute leukemia., because of the sudden onset, FUO, and anemia, as well as general flu-like symptoms.I forgot to add that I have been on Clindamyacin pills for 3 weeks due to skin MRSA
on my face. it is slowly clearing up.
What do you think might be going on? Thanks