Prolonged fever for more than one year. Need help

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Dear All.

Greetings of the day.

My mother is suffering from prolonged fever since one year. We have seen renowned doctors who have done all the blood tests and almost all tests which cpuld diagnose the problem but reports says nothing. Her temperature remains between 99 to 101 everyday especially at night. She is depression patient since 15 years and is doing well since last 5 years with minor depression attacks and anxiety attacks. We are seeing a good psychologists which has controlled her psychological disorder but we have had no conclusions related to her fever. Fever follows acite body pain.

I would really be great full if someone can guide me. That what can we do to help her.

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Madhvi

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    What country do you live in? The reason I'm asking is, if you were in the U.S. I'd say go to Mayo Clinic. Body pain followed by fever doesn't automatically say "CFS/ME" to me, though I suppose it could be that. Some hallmarks of CFS/ME are severe postexertional fatigue, cognitive problems, joint or nerve pain, trouble sleeping, problems with digestion, and nausea, dizziness, very low blood pressure and rapid heartbeat...well, the list goes on. You could do a Google search for symptoms. I've never heard of a fever lasting that long with this illness, but that doesn't mean it couldn't be CFS/ME. It seems like those symptoms could be so many things. I'm so sorry you're having this problem getting a diagnosis. 
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      Thanks a zillion for your reply. I live in Canada but my mother is in India. All most all the symptoms you listed by dizziness, rapid heart beat, low blood pressure my mum is facing all of those too. We are seeing the best doctors possible, as my dad is in Indian air force so they have special military hospitals with excellent doctors but none of them  is able to help us.
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      If your mother is experiencing a lot of the symptoms I mention, then indeed she could have CFS/ME. Sometimes those of us with CFS/ME have to do our own research and almost diagnose ourselves. That was the case when I got sick. Tests were done that came back negative. My doctor said I just needed a vacation. My sister-in-law said it sounded like CFS. I went to a specialist at UCLA and got diagnosed, after 3 months. I was lucky, because many don't get a diagnosis that fast. I know India has a lot of great doctors. See if you can find a specialist familiar with CFS/ME. If she can't get diagnosed within a military hospital, it might be worth it to see someone outside of the system, if she is able. 
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    I had a constant fever for about 9 months with my last relapse, also sore throat and general flu symptoms. Plus a lot of unusual ones that i won’t go into. Only that has ever shown up on my tests is a constant high white cell count. I’ve not had normal one in 20 years since all this started to happen.  Inability to control your temperature is one of the things that is very common with CFS. Its classed as a neurological condition so i guess it does follow that things like core temperature would be affected. But there are many conditions that have similar symptoms and these must be ruled out first smile I guess the hot climate won’t help with her ability to stabilize her temperature either rolleyes.  I still have issue controlling my body temperature so much so I cant cope with extremes of heat or cold and will often get the shivers when its warm and overheated when its cold.
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