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body aches after flu

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dull pain: In the muscles through out your body.
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
As if hit by a truck: I still remember my professor in medical school describing influenza as "feeling like you've been hit by a truck." extremely sore and achey all over w ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss ... Read More
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Analgesics: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen help with body aches (myalgias), but incompletely effective. If <48hrs, dr. Might give tamiflu. Try a warm bath, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Think Lyme disease: Lots of possibilities. You need a good physical exam and some blood work.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: The flu causes fever, aches and pains, and a hacking cough. Three weeks is a long time for it to last, in an otherwise healthy person. I suggest see ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Body aches: There are different strains of flu (a, b, etc). If you're exposed to many people who travel a lot, you might contract flu again. Or, there are several ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
NSAIDS: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen or similar drugs may be helpful.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You may see your MD: You may have flu or another kind of viral infection se your doctor soon.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
A few days: Myalgias may take as long as a few days to resolve depending on the strain of influenza and your immune response. Drink fluids, keep moving and get e ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tylenonl or NSAID's: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain reliever ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Flu: For flu like illness temperature can be 100-104 F or sometimes even 106F. Generally, people get better over 2-5 days although the illness may last up ... Read More
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