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Chills, fatigue, night sweats, high fever. History of pneumonia, asthma, sleep apnea, diabetes. Treatment?

My husband age 73 5 8 209# Symptoms: Chills Fatigue Night Sweat Fevers around 103 Shortness of breath. He has had Pneumonia a three times over the last three years. History: Asthma COPD- Never Smoked, Sleep Apnea , Restles legs, Fevers Unknown, Diabetic, Neuropath, Pain in Muscles, Defiant in Iron. Doctors know there is something more wrong with him but do not know what. He has gone through lots of test but still know answers. Thank you
Asked On : Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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Aug 2012
Dear Sue,

Having history of Pneumonia for several times, history of COPD and having diabetes with the current symptoms of night fever with chills suggest he should undergo test to rule out pulmonary tuberculosis. I do not know which country you are from but the weak lungs and lower immunity due to less hemoglobin and long standing diabetes makes one prone to get infections which general healthy public can resist. So I hope the test to rule out tuberculosis has been carried out on him. Secondly, having low iron can make his legs very restless, so please get prescription for appropriate iron supplement to ease the symptoms. neuropathic and muscle pain can be treated appropriately by a diabetologist and with optimum vit D supplement. I hope he gets relief from his disturbing symptoms with appropriate evaluation and treatment. Do get back for further queries. Good luck.
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