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I had two episodes last week (Tue and Sat) that started with…

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I had two episodes last week (Tue and Sat) that started with chills, then chattering teeth and shivering. (I thought maybe I had food poisoning.) After piling on blankets, I got the shivering under control, then noticed I had a fever (101.0 the first time). Took an extra strength Tylenol, which seemed to bring the fever down. After lying down for all but 3 minutes of the last 90, I noticed my pulse rate pounding in my ear. It was 108 bpm the first time, 120 the second. I eventually felt the fever break and had to get out from under the blankets. I was nauseous the second time, while the first time only queasy. Both episodes lasted no more than four hours. Afterwards I was weaker with no appetite. And I never threw up or had diarrhea. Would appreciate any ideas.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

May be allergic to penicillin. I take metformin and Jardiance, valsartan, something for high bp, Paxil, and Xanax. 65 year old male.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I I've had a splenectomy.

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This seems to be viral attack but your body fighting back well and kept it under control. It shows you have goo immunity. You can take tylenol if you fell such symptoms again. Take lots of fluids and good diet to maintain your immunity.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I'm fairly incapacitated while I have these attacks. Is there any way to prevent them? I realize antibiotics wouldn't help.

Only way to prevent is to boost your immunity further by good diet.

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