I have a cold/fever with other symptoms.

Patient : What's wrong with me?!? I am 14 and a member of a boy scout troop. Right now it is about 9:40 PM, Saturday night. I live in Boise, Idaho and it is still cold from winter. At school on Friday I felt my first cold symptom: a mild sore throat. Usually I prevent colds by taking 500 mg of vitamin C at the FIRST sign. I planned to take 500 mg when I got home because of this. We do camp outs once a month January through September. When I got home I was reminded by my parents that I had a boy scout camp out. And there was 40 minutes to pack. With this, I forgot to take Vitamin C. On camp outs we usually arrive at about 5:00 PM on Friday and leave 11:00 AM Saturday. I did not sleep very well that night. I had shallow dreams intermittently with waking up because of the cold. (By cold, I mean the temperature outside, not the sickness) This added up to about 3 hours of shallow sleep. I thought this might have something to do with the problems I'm having. At 12:00 PM, Saturday morning, my symptoms intensified to a very sore throat and the temporary hearing loss symptom that some people experience. I learned today that the main reason my father gets a cold only once every about 3.5 years is because he takes 4 500-mg tablets of vitamin C at the first cold symptom. That's 2000 mg which is 3,332% the daily value! He said it was safe, since excess vitamin C passes through the body unlike vitamin e, where too much could kill you. When I got home and he told me this, I decided to start with 2 tablets, 1000 mg Vitamin C. This was about at 12:30 PM. At about 1:20 PM I felt very hot. I decided to check my temperature. An axillary thermometer test showed 101.6 degrees Fahrenheit and an oral thermometer test showed 100.8 degrees Fahrenheit. I told my parents and decided to rest. As the day has gone on, my symptoms do not seem to be that of a cold, but rather something very worse which I do not know. I developed, in order but at unknown times because I have been too concerned to pay attention to the time the symptoms developed, a very sore throat, sore and aching eyes, intense heat waves, a throbbing migraine (the one in which light is annoying and it throbs whenever you stand up), nausea in addition to the migraine whenever I stand up, severe lingering cramps whenever I bend my knees (this has gone away though), nasal swelling, resistance in my arm muscles relaxing after I contract them, weakness and then now faintness. Please help me. I have tried webMD symptoms diagnosis for 2 hours and couldn't find it. I have been in bed for over 9 hours now and it has only been getting worse.
Symptoms:  Sore throat, aching eyes, heat waves, intense migraine/headache, nausea, lingering muscle cramps between the knee and thigh, biceps resisting to relax, nasal passage swelling, weakness, and faintness.
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: About a month ago I was given a clinical diagnosis of having the flu (the kid I nanny tested positive and a few days ...

Q: Cold with fever continously for 3 year old from past one month.if she is on antibiotics no fever she is good.once ant...

Q: Hi, My husband has been diagnosed with Q fever, Ross river fever and glandular fever. He has been prescribed doxycyc...

Q: I got a flu shot 2 days ago, woke up last night with legs uncontrollably shaking and severe ache in opposite arm of i...

Q: I'm 30 years old with fever and cough. Also a runny nose for the last few days. what should I take?

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews