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When my depression and brain fog are worst, I invariably have a higher fever.

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The worse the fever, the worse I feel.
 

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So the lower you feel, the hotter you feel?

Jupiter the planet is quite like that!
 

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So the lower you feel, the hotter you feel?

Jupiter the planet is quite like that!

When its really bad, too, I might only do a couple of marks on a stack of paperwork in 5 hours when I should be able to do the whole thing, but its like I just can’t think straight. I can usually talk if you confront me about it, but theres a barrier like “no, I won’t let you do that”
 

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If you are getting literal fevers, often, then you should probably go to a doctor. Regular fevers arent normal, and even if it is psychosomatic its probably best to talk to someone who has a greater knowledge base and would be better able to help you than us.

Go get this stuff checked out. You are an adult, yout have regular transportation and a stable income and since you work in a school... cheap to free healthcare I would expect.

There is no reason NOT to get this stuff checked out. Help yourself, help you help yourself.
 

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If you are getting literal fevers, often, then you should probably go to a doctor. Regular fevers arent normal, and even if it is psychosomatic its probably best to talk to someone who has a greater knowledge base and would be better able to help you than us.

Go get this stuff checked out. You are an adult, yout have regular transportation and a stable income and since you work in a school... cheap to free healthcare I would expect.

There is no reason NOT to get this stuff checked out. Help yourself, help you help yourself.

Already working with a doctor and therapist, but nothing really helps.
 

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I've read that there's a new theory that depression may be caused by inflammation, I dont know a lot about it besides that headline (I think it was a title of a book or something like that) but its one possible avenue to consider given what you are saying.

Opinion's divided on this one, there's different models of mental illness/health, like they dont all agree that its organic, there's some interesting social/network models, the best explanations that I've known personally are interdisciplinary and consider multi-factor causation but from what you are saying that sounds like a potential organic issue, then again there's chicken and egg issues maybe, does the depression cause the fevers or vice versa, I guess.

Hope you get some relief man, appreciate this is not an academic question for you.
 

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I've read that there's a new theory that depression may be caused by inflammation, I dont know a lot about it besides that headline (I think it was a title of a book or something like that) but its one possible avenue to consider given what you are saying.

Opinion's divided on this one, there's different models of mental illness/health, like they dont all agree that its organic, there's some interesting social/network models, the best explanations that I've known personally are interdisciplinary and consider multi-factor causation but from what you are saying that sounds like a potential organic issue, then again there's chicken and egg issues maybe, does the depression cause the fevers or vice versa, I guess.

Hope you get some relief man, appreciate this is not an academic question for you.

Not many options in my area.
 

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I think that's normal. Fever make us feel bad which is only compounded by the depression.

Sorry my dude :(
 

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Do you take anything for the fever when you have it?
 

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Ibuprofen treats inflammation too, which is interesting considering the other thesis.

"NSAIDs aside from (low-dose) aspirin are associated with a doubled risk of heart failure in people without a history of cardiac disease.[48] In people with such a history, use of NSAIDs (aside from low-dose aspirin) was associated with a more than 10-fold increase in heart failure.[49] If this link is proven causal, researchers estimate that NSAIDs would be responsible for up to 20 percent of hospital admissions for congestive heart failure. In people with heart failure, NSAIDs increase mortality risk (hazard ratio) by approximately 1.2–1.3 for naproxen and ibuprofen, 1.7 for rofecoxib and celecoxib, and 2.1 for diclofenac.[50]"

"NSAIDs are also associated with a fairly high incidence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) on the kidney and over time can lead to chronic kidney disease."

etc.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug - Wikipedia
 
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