Quote from Cheath1
I took a nap this afternoon feeling fine when I lied down and after about 2 hours I woke up freezing cold and having chills. I had to put to pairs of pants on, two long sleeve shirts, and two pairs of socks on and I was still extremely cold. I checked my temperature and it was 99.9○f and I felt awful. I then took zinc and drank a bottle of water and went out to eat with my family. I was incredibly cold (still in two layers) in the restaurant and everyone else was comfortable in the environment. When I got to the car I took my temperature again and it had risen to 100.8 and I took motrin (prescription 800 mg) I got home and laid down for about an hour and a half and I just took my temperature again and it jumped to 101.4. I'm so sick and I have the worst headache of my life, my neck lymph nodes hurt and my body aches are terrible. I just took more motrin 600. I'll wait and see. If my fever does not go down or gets worse. What should I do?
We can't and aren't allowed to assess, triage or make recommendations based on symptoms from an anonymous person on an online forum.
As other posters have said, consult your doctor
as soon as possible.
I will offer one piece of advice to you and anyone else out there. Always
respect the manufacturer recommended (or with prescriptions, prescribed) dosages and
time intervals between doses when taking OTC (or any other) medications. They exist for a reason. With ibuprofen (Motrin), it's to prevent harm to your kidneys.
Just because a medication is sold over the counter, doesn't mean that they are without risk.
Understand that we can't make specific recommendations for you as we have no insight into your medical history. I can't even in good conscience recommend the OTC drug paracetamol/acetaminophen, like for example; Tylenol, since I have no idea about your liver function. You need to consult your