What are the symptoms of rheumatic fever?
It started out with flu like symptoms in April 2014. I went to my internist and was given the usual meds to treat the flu- z-pak antibiotics and cough meds. I was severely weak and Ill for 1 week. The following week I went back to work and was taken back with exhaustion, muscle cramps and spasm throughout my body and copd. Whenever I exercise or over exert myself I get extremely winded, muscle cramps spasms, hot and cold spells, feeling like I am swelling, hand and feet turn red and I feel like I am having an anxiety attack. What are your thoughts on this? Can you explain.?
Could be one of two possibilities.
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
I think there are two possibilities here.
It could be perimenopausal or menopausal changes, - you have not mentioned your menstrual status.
The second possibility here is a neuro muscular disorder.
You need the following workup -
Hormonal levels ( FSH, LH, Serum estradiol ) and pelvic ultrasound scan to confirm if you are menopausal.
Workup with a Neurologist and Orthopedic Specialist to know about any possible nerve / muscle disorder.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.
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