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How Long Does Fatigue Associated With The Flu Last
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
How long does fatigue from the flu last? Got sick 2 1/2 weeks ago. Have sinus infection now... Could that be causing fatigue?
Yes, if you have: Developed a secondary sinus infection that is probably why you feel fatigued and ill now. ...Read more
How long should the flu last? I've had a headache, on and off brain fog/confusion, and extreme fatigue for the last 5 days and I'm not getting better.
I got sick with the flu last thursday and I am not feeling better. Was seen by dr but still have extreme fatigue. When should I seek treatment?
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
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
I have been fatigued with chills and sweating no fever for a week the last couple days I've had a weak dry cough. Is this the flu? Or something else?
My dad has 22.45 WBC with 71.1% NEU and 18% LYM. No chest nodules, joint/bone pain or above mild fatigue - can lift stuff and doesn't sleep to long or too short. He's a smoker. No sight problems or body ache. He only had the flu the day he gave the sample
Respiratory illness : I'm so sorry your father isn't feeling well. Studies show smokers are at high risk for community acquired pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. The influenza virus predisposes to superinfection with bacterial pneumonia and based on pulmonary exam I would treat your father for a mixed infection with oseltamivir and either azithromycin or moxifloxacin/ dep on risk factors ...Read more
Temp of 102 & Dry Throat & Complete Exhaustion. Tested negative for the flu last week now I have this should I get tested again?
May test strep, flu: Nose and throat symptoms can be from flu viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies usually don't cause a fever. Flu is ususally feverish. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care Dr. can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of a strep throat infection. Doctors also have a 15-minute test for Flu A and Flu B. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with the flu one week ago. Not much congestion but fatigued. Still have fever of 100. Is this normal? Do I need to be seen again?
Complications of flu: Sometimes there can be complications from the flu- and I am thinking specifically of bacterial infections, AFTER that first attack by the virus. So if you're really not better after one whole week, you should indeed get checked out. I hate to think that a bacterial pneumonia could have formed, but these flu viruses 'pave the way' for bacteria to follow. Hopefully u can be seen and properly treated ...Read more
I had the flu like 2 weeks ago for 5 days. Since then I have had a mild cough and I have fatigue is this normal?
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
I've been sick for 3 days. Fatigue, achy, headache, lower appetite. No fever no cough. Is it the flu possibly?
Flu Season: Yes. You have a viral illness.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
For 1 week, I have had night sweats to the point of soaking the bed and fevers. Negative for the flu. Some dull pain in abdomen. Fatigue and chills.
I had the flu 4 weeks ago and I have been suffering with nausea ever since, with some fatigue and lightheadedness, and I'm not pregnant, Is this usual?
Doctor Appointment: Symptoms from the flu do not last 4 weeks. Something else is going on. A lot more history needed. Make an appointment to get it worked out. ...Read more
I have running leaking nose, dry cough, fatigue . Was wondering if its just a cold or the flu? What is tge difference? Anything I can take?
Maybe strep,flu,etc.: Mild nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies usually don't cause a fever. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of a strep throat infection. Doctors also have a 15-minute test for Flu A and Flu B. ...Read more
Is it still considered the flu if the symptoms are vomiting the first day then fatigue, hot flashes, extreme sensitivity to cold and body aches?
Maybe: Flu can cause vomiting though that's less likely than fever and bad cold symptoms. Other viruses that feel like the flu but more likely to cause vomiting. Adenovirus very common in our area right now. It can cause everything associated with a cold and everything associated with a stomach bug. Just for fun you can also get pink eye, rash, viral meningitis, and blood in urine. Lasts 7-14 days, too. ...Read more
Had the flu 3 weeks ago. still have cough, congestion, increasing fatigue, muscle aches and stabbing pain between shoulder blades. Should I be worried?
Im having flu like symptoms, stuffed , runny nose, headaches , and fatigue. Should i still get the flu shot or is it to late?
Sorry, too late: The influenza vaccine that helps prevent influenza a and b takes about 10-14 days to become effective as it must stimulate the immune system to make protective antibodies. If current symptoms are not influenza, it is still a good idea to be vaccinated. A nasal swab can tell if you have influenza. An antiviral medication is available to treat influenza if given within 48 hours of symptoms. ...Read more
I was put on cephalexin for an outer ear infection1 day ago. I have nausea and fatigue. Am i just having side affects or the flu?
I am experiencing upper back muscle pain with extreme fatigue. I feel like I have been getting the flu for a week but never get sick?
My daughter is 16. She had the flu a month ago. Since then, she has had extreme fatigue, dull headache, no fever. Could this be sinus infection?
I got a tick and my symptoms are headache fever nausea and fatigue I was wondering if it is Lyme disease or just the flu and should I go to the doctor?
What could cause extreme joint pain, weakness especially in leg and wrist with fatigue?Feeling of having the flu but not actually having the flu??
Be seen: There are many potential causes, I would encourage you to be seen. Systemic inflammatory conditions can cause patients to ache in their joints and generally not feel well. These can precede a viral infection or can be associated with non infectious conditions like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.. Consider being seen, and exam and labs can often find the cause. ...Read more
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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