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What could cause persistent headaches and fatigue after a fever?


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Published At February 15, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 22-year-old woman and am not on any medications except some Ibuprofen to get rid of a persistent headache. I have been feeling bad for more than a month now with no signs of a full recovery anytime soon. It started with simple fatigue, which I found odd. That developed into mild cold-type symptoms for the next 3 days (an occasional cough and a bit of a runny nose). By this month's start, I suddenly became extremely fatigued, and that same night, I got a horrible fever. That disappeared the next day, but I remained bed-bound until the weekend. After 3 to 4 days, I felt strong enough to leave the bed and do a few things, but since then, since then I have had daily headaches that come and go, forehead pain, an ever-increasing blocked nose, insomnia, and cough. Is this sinusitis, and if so, does it sound viral or bacterial? Do you recommend seeking antibiotics? Please suggest.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

Regarding your symptoms, you have the following diagnosis: acute malaria with possible typhoid complications. Please do a malaria and typhoid test and please take the following:

  1. Tablet Acetaminophen 500 mg thrice daily.
  2. Tablet Rimegepant 75 mg once daily.
  3. Capsule Piroxicam 40 mg once daily.
  4. Tablet Artemether 100 mg twice daily.
  5. Capsule co-Amoxiclav 625 mg twice daily.

Consult your physician and take the medicines only with their consent. If your symptoms persist, schedule another appointment for follow-up.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia
Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

General Practitioner

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