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Is a feeling of lethargy normal after high fever?

I have a Urine infection for which I am taking antibiotics. With this came a very high fever - peaking at just over 103F- it broke the night before last but since then I have continued sweating quite copiously and retain a fever type headache - not as bad as previously. I am still taking the antibiotics and the pain I had in my back has gone now so assume the infection is being treated. generally very lethargic - is this normal after a fever?
Mon, 18 Jul 2016
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Yes, with a fever that high, lethargy is to be expected, but you may also be dehydrated so you need to drink copious amounts of Gatorade or juices to replenish your fluids and electrolytes
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Is a feeling of lethargy normal after high fever?

Hello Yes, with a fever that high, lethargy is to be expected, but you may also be dehydrated so you need to drink copious amounts of Gatorade or juices to replenish your fluids and electrolytes