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Having body aches and chills and headache foe 2 days. No fever. Been taking advil, nasal decongestant and mucinex but only giving temporary relief. Been drinking fluids. What else should I try?

Having body aches and chills and headache foe 2 days.  No fever.  Been taking advil, nasal decongestant and mucinex but only giving temporary relief.  Been drinking fluids.  What else should I try?

Body aches: Sounds like a viral process. I like to use Airborn or Emergen-C two or three times daily. You can try increasing vitmin C, B-multivitiamin and Vitamin D3. If not improving get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more


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What makes your body ache?

What makes your body ache?

INFLAMMATION: Inflammation on your muscles, tendons or bones. Causes are multiple, from arthritis and bursitis/tendonitis, to infections, medications, even some herbal products, injury, etc. ...Read more

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Does sinusitis cause body aches?

Sinusitis: If inflammation is confined to the paranasal sinuses the answer is no, but whatever the infection is may have extended beyond the sinuses and even into the bloodstream and this can produce fever, chills, aches and so on. ...Read more

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Why does my body ache when I'm sick?

Body response: Body aches are common when you are feeling sick. Fever can cause it, especially if there is shivering. Myalgia (sore muscles) can accompany many viral causes like flu. Best thing to do is make sure you drink plenty of liquids (water, juices). Stay away from beverages with caffeine. If symptoms persist longer than a few hours or a day, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Possibly: Iron deficiency can cause weakness and fatigue, which can feel like body aches. Other symptoms can be pale skin, dizziness, decreased exercise tolerance and irritability. If you think this describes how you're feeling you can see your physician and they will run blood work to check for you. ...Read more

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How is.The body aches from flu described?

How is.The body aches from flu described?

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 with a sudden onset. Many other viral infections can cause mild achiness. Hardly any cases of influenza have yet been reported in the us this season- flu season usually begins later. For advice re: preventing flu see http://bit.Ly/18hqmig. ...Read more

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Why do the whole left side of my body ache?

Why do the whole left side of my body ache?

Doctor can examine: Normal, healthy people don't get aches without a reason, so if the entire left side of one's body ached, but the right side was fine, that would be very strange. A doctor would have to evaluate to see what might be wrong. Infections (flu, etc.) and auto-immune diseases can cause total body aches, but not just one-sided. Spinal cord and nerve problems can be one-sided. ...Read more

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Why does my whole left side of my body ache?

Stroke: If you had a stroke this kind of pain is called "central" or "post-stroke pain". Otherwise there is no anatomical reason for pain in the whole left or right side. ...Read more

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Does insomnia lead to body aches or vice versa?

Does insomnia lead to body aches or vice versa?

Yes it can: We see people with widespread body aches. These are usually people with fibromyalgia. Things that can make it worse include poor exercise and /or poor sleep and/or poor control of stress and psychological issues. When sleep is improved, by correctly idenifying the cause of the poor sleep and sometimes a sleep study can help, the body aches can improve. The muscle pain needs exercise! ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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