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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?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

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


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How long fatigue in flu last ?

How long fatigue in flu last ?

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. Keep up on your vitamin D3 supplement/sunshine and probiotics since they help to recover faster. ...Read more

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How long cab fatigue from flu last?

How long cab fatigue from flu last?

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. ...Read more

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Can strep or flu cause fatigue?

Can strep or flu cause fatigue?

Yes!: You need rest to overcome these illnesses. A common symptom of both can be tiredness, but much more common with flu. ...Read more

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How long can fatigue last with the flu?

How long can fatigue last with the flu?

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

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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.

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 more

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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

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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2 days of extreme fatigue and light flu-like symptoms? What can it be?

2 days of extreme fatigue and light flu-like symptoms?  What can it be?

Viral illness: Symptoms like this are not very specific and could represent most anything although flu like symptoms are typically due to viruses. The extreme fatigue part is often related to activation of the immune system. ...Read more

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I have had the flu for 1 week now, is it normal to still have fatigue? I feel so tired and worn out.

The normal course: of influenza is 7-14 days. Therefore fatigue at this point is very "normal". Continue to rest, drink fluids, eat well. Always a good practice to get a yearly flu shot to try and prevent this not so innocent disease. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more