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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

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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I have the flu should I worry about my extreme fatigue and tiredness? I have no fever or pain no longer hardly a cough and I'm eating. This is day 3

I have the flu should I worry
 about my extreme fatigue and tiredness? I have no fever or pain no longer hardly a cough and I'm eating. This is day 3

Flu is bad: Influenza this year and most years is a very nasty experience and it lasts five to ten days. Any infection may be followed by a period of convalescence, something known to us all but which is poorly understood. In any case, take it easy, drink fluids plus and take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache, eat as you can with healthy foods, take vitamins and you will recover completely. ...Read more

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Should I take tamiflu? Experiencing mildly bad body aches, nausea and fatigue, but no fever over last 24 hours (I know its not a cold).Maybe the flu

Should I take tamiflu? Experiencing mildly bad body aches, nausea and fatigue, but no fever over last 24 hours (I know its not a cold).Maybe the flu

Maybe: I probably would if I had a positive flu test, but not without.It slows down flu reproduction within the body but does not kill it like an antibiotic.It also has side effects of variable intensity that can mimic flu symptoms. ...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

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Headache light headed nausea fatigue of this the flu?

Headache light headed nausea fatigue of this the flu?

Symptoms: You may have the flue, in which case drink lots of fluids and stay hydrated. May also be symptoms of a migraine. If it continues for more than 1-2 days, call your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more