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#1 of 7 Old 01-03-2011, 07:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Since September 2010 by 3 year old has been getting monthly fevers of 102-103 with no other symptoms.  It lasts about 3-4 days and then he's "back to normal."  For the past 5 months now we have gone to the doctor each time with no answer.  Help- is there anything else I should be asking or doing to help him.

He's miserable during this time- so far at the docotr's office we have had a urine test, CBC work, strep test and everything is coming back normal.  Now what?

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Some of my DD's friends (twins) had fevers every month when they were little. I think they saw an infectious diseases doctor who decided they had cyclic fever syndrome (or something close to that, periodic fever syndrome??) I believe they stopped around the time the girls were in 1st grade. They are in 7th now so I can't really remember details.

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DD1 has been going through this, too.... and for awhile the drs. thought she had leukemia (scary!) but she didn't.  She has had a major growth spurt for the past year (put on almost 10 lbs and has grown several inches) so we think that has played into it.

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So, we have taken him again.  Twice this week now and the new recommendation or "answer" is to be referred to a rhuematologist.  The Dr. thinks it may be PFAPA. What's this?!?!  Well, the appointment is made and we'll know more next week.  Keep smiling right!

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My baby girl, who will be 6 in June, has had PFAPA since she was about 2 yrs old.  It is scary and frustrating when your child is having an "episode" before you know what's going on.  It took us nearly 4 years to get her diagnosed...when finally our dr referred us to an ID dr at a children's hospital.  My daughter's fevers will still spike to 105 before she will act like anything is going on...that's when she will tell me "mommy, my pfapa is acting up".  I have not yet tried the prednisone treatment, because she is in kindergarten, and there are always so many illnesses being handed around.  I'm looking for a more natural treatment. So if anyone has any, please let me know.  Thank you in advance for any information. 

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I stumbled onto this forum site and subscribed right away...My son is 4 and for a few months now he gets a recurring fever as well, a couple times it has gotten as high as 103.7  His fevers come about every 4-6 weeks and lasts for a couple days at most.  No other complaints, evergy levels and appetite are good.  Doc says this is normal if not accompanied by other symptoms...I disagree.

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Has anybody heard about the Buteyko breathing method? I was sent this link about http://learnbuteyko.com/buteyko-for-kids/ also check out the introduction video any comments or suggestions would be appreciated - many thanks Bill

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