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Can Allergies Cause Body Aches And Fatigue
I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?
Maybe: Allergy is from a skewed immune reaction to otherwise innocuous substances- usually a protein. People with allergic asthma are more susceptible to respiratory infections for this reason. Allergy does not usually cause body aches although sleep disruption from your allergic conditions may cause body aches and fatigue. Uncontrolled asthma can cause fatigue. See an allergist. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Every time I get a deep tissue massage I feel flu like symptoms for a day or two. I'm fatigued, I have the chills, and my whole body aches. Causes?
Massasge: And flu-like symptoms. When you get a massage, the sludge of the lymphatic fluid is circulated through your body. That needs to be eliminated through urination and BM. If elimination of the toxins are slower than the release of them you can get flu-like symptoms. Please see your doc to make sure you are otherwise healthy. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is it a cause of concern when you get over the flu and then have similar symptoms 9 days later? Symptoms: fatigue, chills, hot flashes, and body aches
Flu: You have to differentiate between 2 things that may happen after flu: one is bacterial infection (staph pneumonia) which usually presents with high grade fever, chills, cough w\o chest pain. The other thing is the post viral syndrome which usually a continuation of the flu symptoms but get milder with time. ...Read more
Not Cancer: It is highly unlikely that those symptoms are related to any type of cancer. I suggest a general examination and getting a general blood test including a Western Blot test for Lyme. Often our physical symptoms are related to other stresses in our life, as well, so it would be a good opportunity to assess those. ...Read more
Probably not: Sinus infections can not directly cause body aches. Upper respiratory allergy does not usually cause muscle aches and neck pain. A viral infection of the upper respiratory tract can produce all these symptoms. If so, be patient, drink a lot of fluids and your immune system should kick in. If these symptoms last for more than 10 days, see your physician. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are a lot of possibilities that could cause your symptoms including: viral illness like mono syndromes (ebv and cmv), possibly mosquito-borne illnesses like west nile, etc., collagen-vascular diseases, valley fever (cocci), histoplasmosis, leukemia or other cancers. Get yourself checked out asap. ...Read more
Hello.: Hello. A sed rate is another term for an erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr). It is a test that can help detect inflammation (acute or chronic). However, it is a nonspecific test, so the ESR could be elevated for many different reasons to include infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases. Your doctor will no doubt use this piece of information combined with results of other lab tests, your medical history and your physical examination to help determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Every month or two I experience a low grade fever with body aches and fatigue with no other symptoms. What could it be?
Those are: Vague symptoms. An exam and blood work is indicated ...Read more
Probable influenza: Yes, this certainly could be the 'flu' because u may have 'muted' your fever with over the counter 'cold' medicines that contain tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin/NSAIDs like motrin. It's flu season now in the Northern hemisphere and we doctors like to say "common things are common". So I would start with a flu swab-which should tell u very quickly if u have the flu, then give u antivirals to help. Call ur doc! ...Read more
Why do I have body aches and fatigue a few days before my period. I take Motrin and it doesn't help. What can I do?
PMS: Premenstrual syndrome is what it sounds like you are describing. The most common psychological symptoms are mood swings and the most common physical symptoms are fatigue and body aches. Timing is usually 4 days prior to 3 days after menses start. There are many good options for treatment including exercise and diet and also medication. Talk to your doctor about what you can do. ...Read more
I have had for 4 days cough with clear mucus weakness body aches and fatigue and mo appetite is this a virus? And how long before I get my strength an
Probably viral.: We are in the "flu season" and your symptoms sound like a respiratory virus. Generally, with acute illnesses, my rule of thumb is this: However long you've been sick, it will take that much time to feel like yourself again. Of course, factors like age and health influence how quickly we bounce back. If you aren't over the worst symptoms by 7 days, or you get worse, see a doctor. ...Read more
Can my constant flu symptoms-body aches and fatigue- for past 5 mos. Mean cancer? Had many negative blood tests, only shows occasional low platelets.
Not likely: Not likely, however, fevers, weight loss and your symptoms as described in your question, make me want to do some addiitional testing-- for viral disease, as mononucleosis, immune deficiency, Lyme disease. If your primary doctor is not comfortable with your exam and history, may be reasonable to see an infectious disease doctor. Feel better. ...Read more
I'm only 31 and my body aches all the time. Specially my neck. I also feel fatigue? I wake up in the morning tired
See a doctor: Cannot possibly evaluate this over the internet without more information, an exam and possibly some lab values. Go and be seen. Best wishes for a successful recovery soon. ...Read more
I have been getting sick every 2-3 weeks, this is my third time. It starts off with a headache, then I get body aches, chills, fatigue, why?
See a doctor: Make a list of each and every one of your symptoms and the sequence and timing in which they occurred. The next time you become ill take this with you to your family doctor and let them examine and test you. There is no way to do this over the internet. Public answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more
I've had a fever for 4days and the lowest it's been is 99, highest was 104 but its not breaking. Fatigue, body aches, chills. Should I be scared!
Flu: First question is did you get the flu shot? This sounds like the flu. However you can go to your doctor and have a sole test done to check. Unfortunately you are outside the treatment window if it is the flu. Temps of 104 are serious and seeing your doctor would be prudent. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Used cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg for 5 days for prostatis. From two days feeling fatigue, temperature in body, body aches?
I have had body aches, fatigue, and sweating for 3 days. Highest temp was 99.6° for a couple hours 2 nights ago. No other symptoms.
Inflammation: Your symptoms are "non-diagnostic." Infections, reactions to medications and rheumatological causes are all possible. If persists, see a primary care provider. ...Read more
Body aches all over with some nausea and some vomiting also some sharp pains in back. No other symptoms. Besides tiredness. Plz help?
Yes: Could be many illnesses or infections. Need specific face to face doctor visit to advise ...Read more
Can you point me in a direction to start? I have no energy, fatigue, excessive need to sleep, body aches from neck to s spine, completely drained?
Family Doc: Your friendly family pcp is always the best place to start! You are tired, tired, tired, and have up and down back pain. Further history & physical are first; then bloodwork (cbc, cmp, tsh). If normal, you're not depressed, and fibromyalgia has been ruled out; then try the next level. Your meds may need to be changed and a sleep study or cardiac/gi eval may be in order. We are the puzzle-solvers! ...Read more
Throat itches/burns, and hurts to swallow, accompanied by a non-productive cough, body aches, fatigue. Temperature is only in the 99's?
you describe appear to be viral. Cannot totally rule out a bacterial cause. Common cold usually does not cause extensive aches/pains. You might find that your temperature goes higher at night. The best thing to do is stay away from others to keep them well, gargle with regular Listerine, use Lozenge with benzocaine, take vitamin C and OTC cough medicine. Not improved in 2 days see MD. ...Read more
Body aches + fatigue: Dear serval. This will require a face to face appointment with physical exam & medical history. By the way, your puppy is adorable! ...Read more
Normal to still have bouts of flu-like body aches/fatigue where im in bed for days- five months after meningitis recovery?
This isn't normal: Under any circumstances. Perhaps you haven't really had a "meningitis recovery." Perhaps there's another source of infection or inflammation. Perhaps something else is going on that's causing your symptoms. In any case, this isn't normal. Please see your doctor. Dr. Anne ...Read more
20 year old male experiencing constant fatigue, foggy memory, body aches and 5 pound weight gain in a month. Possible hypothyroidism?
Fatigue & weight: Gain. The only way to know for sure is to visit your doc. He/she MAY do some blood work and then you will know. There are other possibilities also. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can food poisoning feel like flu? Ate food from bowl lots of people touched, next few days body aches/fatigue. I think food was sitting for while too
Doubt food poisoning: Food poisoning is not a likely cause of body aches and fatigue, unless you also have had nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. The shared food with "lots of people" suggests there may have been several people around -- maybe a party? That's a situation very conducive to respiratory infections (colds, influenza, etc), more likely to cause "flu like" symptoms. Anyway, see a doctor if it continues. ...Read more
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