Topic: my husband is sick?
July 18, 2019 / By Bobbi Question:
symptoms are severe body aches more in joints fevers, tired loss of appetite the symptoms come and go and last 2 to 3 days any ideas serious answers only please!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Acklie | 4 days ago
Hi! Here is one idea:
Systemic lupus erythematosus. SLE is a disorder of the immune system. The body harms its own healthy cells and tissues causing inflammation and damage. Many parts of the body can be affected, including joints, skin, brain, kidneys, heart and lungs. Women of childbearing age most often get lupus, but anyone of either sex, or any age can get it. Lupus affects women who are African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American more often than women of other races. The cause is not known, but it is not contagious, infectious, malignant or HIV/AIDS.
There are several types of lupus with SLE being the most common. Certain drugs cause drug-related lupus. The symptoms of drug- related lupus are usually mild and will go away when the drugs are stopped. Discoid lupus erythematosus is a skin disorder with a red, raised rash. The raised areas may become thick and cause scarring. The rash may last for days or years. A very rare form of lupus called neonatal lupus affects newborn babies of some women who have lupus.
The most common symptoms of lupus are pain in the joints, fever, and a rash. The rash is not always present, but when it is, it may be butterfly shaped on the face. Other symptoms may include being very tired, being very sensitive to the sun, weight loss, anemia, hair loss, sores in the mouth, muscle aches, and loss of appetite. Sometimes there may be chest pain, trouble breathing or headaches.
The symptoms of lupus vary from time to time, and from person to person. For one person, lupus may start with very mild symptoms, while for another person it may start with very serious symptoms. Sometimes all the symptoms may go away for a while, only to come back later. Being in the sun may cause a rash on the skin. When the symptoms get worse, it is call a "flair-up." Occasionally, lupus may go away altogether.
Lupus can be very hard to diagnose because it is similar to many other diseases. It may take the healthcare provider several years to diagnose lupus. There are several tests the provider may do to help diagnose lupus. One of the tests used most often for diagnosis is called the antinuclear antibody test, or ANA. Most people with lupus have a positive ANA test, but other diseases also cause a positive test. Sometimes a biopsy of the skin can help with the diagnosis.
Get in to see a Dr. If the sysmptoms keep coming back it's not the flu. There are many things it could be, some of them have already been listed. It also could be hepatitis C, that's why Hep C is called the silent killer. It can be in a person for 20 years or more before any symptoms show up. Get him tested, lupus, HCV, etc are not illnesses to be minimized.
This is my opinion. Your his wife and your pregnant and although if you went into labor chances are he'd be able to make it back since most first pregnancy's labor for a few hours he shouldn't stay over night away from you. Not if your that scared. My husband is a business owner and when I was pregnant with our son he was gone for 15 days straight on business and I was a very high risk pregnancy (for preterm labor/delivery, dynamic and incompetent cervix) and I was a little worried myself. When I had my cerclage removed at 35 weeks 3 days my husband KNEW he better not go anywhere and he didn't(and thank goodness less then 48 hrs later he had his boy in his arms). Talk to your husband tell him your scared and worried. If your pregnancy is healthy and "normal" odds are you wont be going into labor til at least 38-40 weeks.
Possibly mono, the flu, depression (it does affect the entire body), beginning stages of parkinsons.
Could be a ton of different things. See what a doctor says and if it is not the flu or something that can be treated with antibiotics I recommend getting a blood draw and having labs run and then getting a CAT scan.