What causes night sweats, low grade fever, cough and fatigue?
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I'd like more details regarding the time sequence of the events. When did the fever start in the first place? How long did it last? When did it start again? Did you have any other symptoms (and when) like congestion or runny nose? Your medical history? Do you take any drugs besides the ones you've mentioned?
Your case sounds like a viral infection. The aforementioned information would help me a lot though.
Seemed to be getting better and feeling better. Tonight woke up with cough, fever and sweats again.
See above information. Any further thoughts?
your history of RA may complicate things a little but infections are the most frequent causes of the symptoms you've mentioned. Regarding fever recurrence: fever of infectious origin may recur when the infection was not treated sufficiently, when a complication occurs and when a new infection occurs.
Since the symptoms were the same, it's probably a respiratory tract infection.
Infections of the upper respiratory system may be complicated with sinusitis (headache, nasal discharge) and pneumonia (cough, purulent sputum etc). A recurring fever is always a good reason for a new visit to your doctor. Do not suppose that it's the same thing that you had, because sometimes it isn't.
I would suggest a new X-ray and blood tests which should include the C-reactive protein (quantitative assessment), the erythrocyte sedimentation rate and a complete blood count. Other tests that might be helpful include urea, creatinine, transaminases and electrolytes (sodium, potassium).
You can contact me again, with any new (or more) details you may have. I'll be glad to help.
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