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I have been having chronic fatigue, headache, and cold chills?

I have been having chronic fatigue, headache, and cold chills?

Infection: This could be one of many possibilities and the only way in which it will be diagnosed is if you go and provide a full detailed history, undergo a physical exam and possibly some lab work. Good luck, and wish you better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I'm throwing up, have chills, fatigue, headache, wanting to faint and have the cold. What sickness do I have?

I'm throwing up, have chills, fatigue, headache, wanting to faint and have the cold. What sickness do I have?

Uncertain: The symptoms you listed could be more than one condition. It sounds likely a vurus, but you need to be evaluated by a doctor to know for sure. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat due to cough, feeling cold, stuffy nose, slight headache, body ache, and fatigue?

How can I get rid of a sore throat due to cough, feeling cold, stuffy nose, slight headache, body ache, and fatigue?

Take care of you.: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Excessive Sweating and chills (day & night), fatigue & headache for 2 weeks. Female 36. No recent change to meds.

Chills and sweats: Do you have a fever? I think with these symptoms, that you should see a doctor soon to get a good exam and some tests done. Ruling out infection or other abnormality that needs addressing sooner rather than later! ...Read more

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I have no spleen. Have stomache issues, chills aches headache tiredness. I don't have a high temperature though it's 37. Should I still go see a doc?

I have no spleen. Have stomache issues, chills aches headache tiredness. I don't have a high temperature though it's 37. Should I still go see a doc?

Yes, please: You don't need to have high temperature, and it can still be a viral infection. I trust you received the necessary vaccines for your case such as pneumovax. Meanwhile, keep yourself well hydrated, rest and call or see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I've had body chills, sweating, extreme fatigue, dry cough, headache for almost 3 weeks. Should I be afraid?

I don't know about: Being afraid. But if you have had these symptoms for almost three weeks - it would be prudent to have them medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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My symptoms are: fever, aches, chills, shaking, lethargy, disorientation, an sometimes headache. It happens a few times a month for a few days. Help?

My symptoms are: fever, aches, chills, shaking, lethargy, disorientation, an sometimes headache. It happens a few times a month for a few days. Help?

Get checked out: The symptoms you describe could result from a host of medical problems including bacterial, viral, metabolic et. C. The best way to determine the cause will be to have you fully evaluated by a doctor, preferably your pcp. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms chills, major fatigue, headache coughing congestion no fever. Flu test was negative but feels like the flu?

Flu like symptoms chills, major fatigue, headache coughing congestion no fever. Flu test was negative but feels like the flu?

Flu: The test Is not. 100% accurate. I would treat it as flu. Take 2 extra strength Tylinol every 4 hours, Push fluids and rest. The symptoms should gradually disappear but if not see physician again ...Read more

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I got extremely fatigued a high fever with confusion, dizziness, aches, bad chills, headache, now moved into coughing up green mucus, is this pnemonia?

I got extremely fatigued a high fever with confusion, dizziness, aches, bad chills, headache, now moved into coughing up green mucus, is this pnemonia?

Severe infection: I agree that this is either severe bronchitis or bronchitis with pneumonia and in either case go directly to the ER or UC clinic. You will need a chest xray, blood tests and aggressive antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Had the flu 5 months ago then developed fatigue, hot flushes/chills, and headaches. Doctor said my white blood cell count was high, what is happening?

Infection versus: Severe infection such as viral illnesses like mononucleosis from epstein bar virus as well as lymes disease and other chronic infections can present like this however the signs are worrisome for lymphoma and leukemia as well... Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Are a fever, severe headache, leg and ankle joint pain, chills, tiredness common symptoms of the flu?

Yes, all of that: The most common symptoms of influenza a are fever, sore throat and cough, but most people just feel awful and might be best described as feeling like they've been run over by a truck, or maybe they'd have preferred that to the way they feel. Get medical attention soon, because you can take antivirals within 48 hous that can shorten the duration illness and reduce the risk of complications. ...Read more

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Symptoms...Chills, hot skin, fatigue, aching muscles, loss of appetite and headaches. I often wake up with a blocked nose. Please help?

Symptoms...Chills, hot skin, fatigue, aching muscles, loss of appetite and headaches. I often wake up with a blocked nose. Please help?

See a doctor: These symptoms are generally a result of some ongoing infection, often viral, and suggest a mononucleosis-like syndrome which can be due to ebv or other pathogens. The only way to get this successfully diagnosed is to see a doctor face to face and be examined and managed professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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Flu for 5 days despite of flu shot. Still have fever, aches, chills, no appetite, mild cough, headache, exhaustion. Still contagious? How long?

Flu for 5 days despite of flu shot. Still have fever, aches, chills, no appetite, mild cough, headache, exhaustion. Still contagious? How long?

See your doctor.: One of the biggest problems from the flu is the chance of secondary bacterial infections, including sinusitis and pneumonia. Fever for 3-4 days can be normal, but with 5 days of it, it is time to be seen. You are contagious for 5-7 days after the onset of symptoms. If you have shortness of breath, dizziness, blurry vision, go to the ER. The vaccine only protects 60% of folks. ...Read more

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Have fever ranging from 100-103 for 6 straight days. Head ache, fatigue. Alt between hot sweaty to chills. Neg on flu. Worried something else might be?

Have fever ranging from 100-103 for 6 straight days. Head ache, fatigue. Alt between hot sweaty to chills. Neg on flu. Worried something else might be?

See doctor: Six days is a long time for fever up to 103. Please contact your doctor and if do not have one, visit an emergency room near you. ...Read more

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I have headache and cold. Is this tiredness?

I have headache and cold. Is this tiredness?

Confused: I'm confused by your question. If you have a headache and cold you may well also feel tired, though you may not feel tired. Feeling tired can have hundreds of causes, from lack of sleep to anemia, nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, toxin exposures, allergies and acute and chronic infections. ...Read more

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My son of 11 yrs old has headaches and cold chills?

My son of 11 yrs old has headaches and cold chills?

Sounds like a Virus: Has he been exposed to any kids with similar symptoms? Has he had all immunizations?
I suggest you contact your pediatrician or family doctor with any worsening of symptoms. Avoid aspirin! Use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever symptoms like headache. Maintain good hydration with soups or broth as tolerated. Check with your dr. Regarding treating elevated temperature only with no other complaints. ...Read more

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Dizziness tiredness headache, and cold and hot flashes are symptoms of what!?

Dizziness tiredness headache, and cold and hot flashes are symptoms of what!?

Depends on your sex: If you are female, it could be onset of menopause. If you are male, see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden headache, then chills and feeling cold followed by a fever of 102. I did not have any other symptoms, this lasted one day. What could it be?

Sudden headache, then chills and feeling cold followed by a fever of 102. I did not have any other symptoms, this lasted one day. What could it be?

24 hr virus?: Most fevers are accompanied by headache.There are thousands of viruses. Most 24 hr viruses usually have fever as well a vomiting and diarrhea. Influenza is serious virus usually causes more severe and extended symptoms. Whatever it was it sounds self limited. If recurs should seek input by your physician, . ...Read more

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My friend has a sore throat, stomach ache, headache and fatigue. He got the flu shot a few weeks ago. Is it allergies? A cold? What could it be?

Many possibilities: Not the flu unless he was already in the early stages. In the flu shot the viral genetic material has been denature or "killed." your body will probably react with mild symptoms because of the remaining products used in you immune response. The responses vary on how fast your immune system responds. Could be many causes. Least of which is the flu. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause. Severe headache? Body aches, chills and sensitivity to light and sound?

Can a cold cause. Severe headache? Body aches, chills and sensitivity to light and sound?

Prob. Flu if fever: Sixty percent of flu victims complain of sore eyes, often accompanied by a burning sensation, redness, watering and sensitivity to light. About 90 percent of flu victims have a dry, hacking cough. Influenza nearly always starts out with a fever of at least 100° f. Colds are rarely accompanied by fever, except those in children. ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Chills (Definition)

Chills = sensation ...Read more