Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    915
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Dengue Fever question

    Last November, I was hospitalized in Bani for four days with dengue fever.

    After being released from the hospital, I continued having headaches behind the eyes for another four weeks. All this, I was told, was normal. Finally, the headaches went away.

    This week, after a couple of mosquito bites, I'm having the same headaches behind the eyes again. Fortunately, that is the only symptom. No fever, no excruciating headaches, no vomiting, no chills, and definitely no loss of appetite.

    I'm guessing that one of the mosquitos that bit me recently carried the virus and reinfected me, but I still have resistance to the disease from the previous infection.

    Or maybe a mutant alien life form crawled in my ear the last time I was at the beach and it is going to take over my brain and I will eventually take over the country and outlaw motorcycles and bachata.

    At any rate, I would appreciate comments from your own experiences, or the tangent about something totally unrelated that most threads develop.

  2. #2
    Silver
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    4,239
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I had dengue over Christmas, worst I've ever felt in my life and I've experienced some illness, believe me. If I remember correctly there are two (someone correct me) types and once you've had it once and come throu the other side the next time you get it is significantly worse and much more desperate. So if this what I seem to remember is correct then you don't have it, or you would know it. From headache to flat out disabled it was about 24-48 hours for me.
    I hope you don't have it, I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Sleep well.

  3. #3
    Regular
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    24
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I had the fever two years ago. You can only get the fever once. But there are three different types of the fever and you can get each one, one time. I didn't get a headache so you might have had a different type then me. I found it Impossible to stand up. I would shiver for 30 to 45 minutes. Then I would sweat buckets of 20 to 30 minutes. I would think about going to a clinic and getting the test.

  4. #4
    Regular
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Seems to be 2 types - regular, which is like a bad flu for a few days and hemorrhagic which is really nasty - think meningitis nasty.

    But probably best not to listen to medical advice from people like me......

  5. #5
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    22,242
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    4 types ... the hemorrhagic is the headache one (at least for me , it was) and does not appear in the first instance.... must be a subsequent infection.

    My first bout was just a long 'grippe' type session - 10 days or so.
    The second - the H type - was the behind the eyes headache one, excruciating. Nine days in hospital .
    Fever went immediately to 104/105 and subsided to 101/102 for 6-7 days.... just shoot me! The skin peeled off my forehead and later off my feet.

    You can get all four.....

  6. #6
    On Vacation!
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    2,676
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    When I had it in Feb., the headache behind my eyes kept returning for 2 or 3 months as well as a couple of other minor symptoms. I asked my Doc. about it and he said that the virus has changed some this year.

    I was told that after you have had this virus, that you are immune to that one for some time but not immune to the other.

  7. #7
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    22,242
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Dengue Fever Symptoms, Treatment, Pictures, Causes, Signs, and Prevention by MedicineNet.com

    This article agrees with what my doctor told me - once affected, you are immune to that strain for life

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    28
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    There is no vaccine for preventing it.Therefore eliminate the areas where mosquito lays her eggs.

  9. #9
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    22,242
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The US has a scheme whereby they will introduce a mutant mosquito - a nonflying female - only the females bite

  10. #10
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,071
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Lots of bad skinny on this thread, but lots of good too (thanks W.W.).

    I've had dengue three times. There are several types (Argentinians say four). Some give up to (only) one year's immunity. The hemorrhagic type is what I had three years ago in the DR. In addition to the fever, chills and muscle pain, the hemorrhagic dengue turned the whites of my eyes flag red and bruises sprouted everywhere, even blood through the skin. Went to HOMS and recovered without transfusions by copious amounts of guayaba (guava) juice blended with red bell peppers to fatten up the platelets and raise their count.

    Since a malaria-like illness in Sumatra nearly 40 years ago, I've had to delay treatment of fevers until I identify their source by profiling my temperature. My Nemesis has 6-8 hour high peaks with shattering chills. (The first time I broke a tooth with my knee during the tremors.) Attempts to treat Nemesis put me in a long coma the first time. At my age now, it would kill me. So it's a life and death issue with me to identify fevers before treating them — as ordered by my doctors.

    Dengue has a double hump fever, the second lower than the first, and it tapers off into a low grade fever that can last a week or even more. Treatment is absolutely necessary when hemorrhagic signs appear. Non-hemorrhagic types usually can be suffered through like the flu by non-senior adults.

    For a picture of the mosquito and official information about dengue punch up this site for real scoop.

  11. Likes mountainannie, JayinRD liked this post
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •