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how long do body aches last after flu

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
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
Variable: Generally 4-10 days. Like almost anything in medicine, depends on a lot of variables including physical health of the individual and virulence of the ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Caffeine withdrawal: It sounds as if you're withdrawing from caffeine, which is in both Excedrin and coffee. The headaches can last 48 hours, and the other symptoms (body ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
Caffeine Wthdrawal: Your symptoms are consistent with caffeine withdrawal. Excedrin and coffee both contain caffeine. Stopping them suddenly causes caffeine withdrawal. ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
A month: Stopping both things cold turkey is difficult but brave! It will take 2-4 weeks for the headaches, body aches and fatigue to subside. In the end it ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
14 to 21 days: It usualky takes 2 - 3 weeks 4 antibodies 2 kick in and start protection which might not b 100%.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe contagious: Nobody really knows when one person stops being contagious with influenza (with or without Tamiflu treatment). One week out from the start of the illn ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
? flu: It is certainly a possiblity given his symptoms. I have data from the US that shows flu activity but at low levels for this timeframe. Unfortuna ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
About 1 week: In our hospital system, EBV and CMV serology typically takes about one week
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Fever: Please go to the emergency room right now!
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Fever rare after 5-6: Most individuals with influenza have resolution of fever and chills by 5-6 days, but may have lingering fatigue and cough. If you still have signific ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Immune system: Three vaccines at one time are a significant stimulus to the immune system. That's exactly what you want - to train the immune system to fend off any ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Aches and pains: Could still be inflenza since we have a bad year for it.
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