Low temp, headache and nausea

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PickledLily Thu 14-Jan-21 00:12:58

DH has had a really bad headache today but in the last hour has started to feel sick and can't move because of his headache. I assumed it was a migraine but he says he now feels shaky and weak, and I've just taken his temperature, it was 35.4 but has gone up to 35.9. Currently on hold for 111, but any clues what the problem might be?

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Aquamarine1029 Thu 14-Jan-21 00:15:43

Covid is a distinct possibility.

AnaisNun Thu 14-Jan-21 00:21:20

Low temp can be a sign of serious infection. Has it come up?

PickledLily Thu 14-Jan-21 00:28:03

I did wonder. Oh I hope not.
He's had a bad headache for a week or so though.

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pinkprosseco Thu 14-Jan-21 00:28:38

Take a covid test. Lots of people complaining of bad headaches are testing positive

PickledLily Thu 14-Jan-21 00:29:37

Seems to be sticking at 35.9.

The out of hours doctor is going to call me.

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Purplethrow Thu 14-Jan-21 00:31:58

Poor thing, I’ve had a low grade headache for nearly a week now, had a lateral covid test which was negative but I haven’t felt right, a bit foggy and weak.
I hope it’s not covid and he feels better soon.


PickledLily Thu 14-Jan-21 00:35:29

Thanks everyone. If it's Covid, that's not great, but we can get a test tomorrow.

It's the low temperature that has thrown me, my immediate thought was it could be an infection.

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PickledLily Thu 14-Jan-21 00:36:36

I hope you feel better soon, PurpleThrow

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Purplethrow Thu 14-Jan-21 07:53:07

Thank you, just woken up and I’ve still got a headache, not sure what to do actually.

Lougle Thu 14-Jan-21 08:00:13

Can he bend his neck and tolerate the light? Tbh, with those symptoms, he could have a migraine, meningitis, a virus - Covid is possible, but wouldn't be top of the list.

Pickypolly Thu 14-Jan-21 08:06:21

Daft question but could the thermometer be faulty? Have to taken your temperature with it to just check it’s working right?

PickledLily Thu 14-Jan-21 08:15:22

I think it must have been a migraine. The doctor rang back at 3am (I think the Drs who do night shifts are amazing. Who would want to work through the night?!) and by that point DH had managed to sleep a bit and his temp was back up to 36.9. The dr wasn't unduly worried.
I did wonder if the thermometer was broken grin but DH felt very cold and I tested it on me and it worked fine.
Anyway he's up and about, if slightly wobbly this morning.

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Purplethrow Thu 14-Jan-21 08:52:14

Glad to hear he’s up and about Op .

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