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how long does fatigue last after flu

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Varies from person to person depending on their health status, age, severity of the illness, etc.
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
15 years experience Family Medicine
Weeks: Sometimes the infection itself can last for up to 5 weeks. Fatigue, after the infection has resolved, can take up to 1-2 additional weeks to go away. ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Flu: The major symptoms of the flu usually last for about 2 to 5 days. But you may don’t be surprised if it takes a week or more to get back up to speed.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Days to weeks: Fatigue aftrer influenza can last days to weeks. It depends on your general health, how il you were, and if you had any complcations such as sinus in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Please be patient: Hard to say - may require another 2-4 weeks to return to "100%" with noticeable improvement each week. A condition known as post viral fatigue, where ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, if you have: Developed a secondary sinus infection that is probably why you feel fatigued and ill now.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Schuster
Specializes in Pain Management
Do you get migraines: Sounds more like a prolonged migraine, or status migrainosus, and not the flu. Please call your pediatrician. Feel better!
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
1-3 Days: He may be feeling the symptoms of the body simply "recognizing" the influenza vaccine. However it is also equally likely he is coming down with a co ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Test: If you have access to a test get tested, stay in self isolation. Do you have a support system? The europeans say that anosmia is key in this disesase. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
First symptoms: Usually these are the first symptoms of flu.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Now: Other illnesses may complicate flu including pneumonia.

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