Had a very very bad case of melancholy for the last 3 days. Loss of appetite, difficulty falling asleep, throbbing headache and dry coughs. Today I fell sick with a fever. Is it possible depression was a symptom of the fever or that the depression caused the fever. Or is it more likely the coughs inflamed my throat and thus caused the fever. The melancholy is gone now that I have this fever so I'm not sure if it's a good thing or bad
I have never heard of depression causing a fever. But, I have experienced being sick, when it has caused depression. Depression and fever do not go hand in hand. If you have a fever, you need to go to your doctor, because your body is telling you that something is wrong and needs to be addressed. Physical symptoms such as fever are telling you that you need to get it fixed, for lack of a better term. But definitely, physical ailments can cause depression. But you can address the physical symptoms, and many times, this can alleviate the depressive symptoms.
I'm not a doctor so I can't say one way or the other. However, I can say that every time I went to my doctor's appointment, my temp would be 99.8, every single time. I don't know if stress, depression, or what else besides a virus can cause a fever but nothing is impossible. I hope you will check with your doctor!
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