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Fatigue After Flu
Why am i still experiencing fatigue 6 weeks after the flu very weak had heart CT scan and blood work all normal. Can't resume normal activity?
Cannot diagnose: This could be multiple different things. Whether you actually had influenza or an illness simulating it is the first of many questions that need answering. You are obviously seeing a doctor. Let them get to the root of this. If you are not satisfied, go see an infectious diseases expert. They are very good at working these things out. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
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 infection, or pneumonia. Some have a mild illness and may have minimal fatigue. Influenza is an acute severe illness. It can be prevented by yearly influenza vaccine ...Read more
Had flu couple weeks ago and sense then I've had the lingering fatigue and it's horrible I'm always tired. What should I do? I also get enough sleep.
See integrative MD: Unfortunately this is not uncommon; while you will probably improve within a few weeks, some people develop chronic fatigue after flu-like illness. Sometimes this can activate a latent infection like Lyme disease. Continue to rest,have a healthy diet,avoid sweets,take quality multivit.,Vit. C 1000 mg 3-4/day,Niacinamide 500 mg 3x/day, immune-boosting herbs like andrographis, cordyceps.See comment: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling very fatigue physically sick and mentally drain i'm not sick like flu cold or anything but physical activity makes me more fatigue what's wron
Re-evaluate: Look at the basics: getting 7 1/2 to 8 hours sleep, eating 6 equal healthy meals with 6 fresh vegetables and 1 fruit a day at least, getting frequent short burst of exercise through the day (pretend jump roping), .Do you look pale? Is your iron level sufficient? Are you getting enough vit d from sunshine? Are you well hydrated? If these are not the problem see a physician for a thorough check up. ...Read more
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