I have been running a low grade fever for 7 days now. It's my only symptom (that, and a fever's accompanying side effects: chills, aches, fatigue). I manage it easily enough by taking two Advil first thing in the morning and two in the late afternoon; while the Advil is in effect, I feel pretty much fine, but when it wears off, I feel like shark farts again.
So, using the all-knowing, and of course, trustworthy, powers of the interweb, I have determined that I either have a common virus or I have cancer. Oh, WebMd had 91 other possibilities mixed in there as well: In case you're wondering, a low grade fever is THE most generic symptom you can exhibit, so it pretty much qualifies you to have everything from Lyme's disease to AIDS.
Thus, for you dear readers, who also have all sorts of interweb medical expertise, I have two questions for you:
My one question at this point is this: Should I go see an actual doctor? I keep thinking, "Eh, this is gonna pass in another day. A doctor is just going to charge me my co-pay, tell me I have a virus, and send me on my way." But then another day passes, and I wake up and still feel like warm poo.
My other question, which I may be far likelier to ignore your advice on, is this: Is running right now advisable? Because I'm still running. Not much -- 3 miles a day -- but I haven't let this break my streak (today's run was day #89: I really can't stop now!). Like I said above, with Advil, I feel alright and the exercise is manageable, but it does tire me out, thus, the short duration. I also wonder if I'm doing myself in any favors in shaking whatever I've got by powering through the running each day. Still, if I quit now, and then I suddenly get over this temporary plague, I would KICK myself for breaking the streak!
Any thoughts? Suggestions? Do you think this fever will kill me and that I'll then re-animate as a zombie? Thats' really the worst case scenario, right?