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Is there a virus that can affect muscles and produce fatigue?

Is there a virus that can affect muscles and produce fatigue?

Yes. Most viral inf-: Ections produce generalized muscle aches and pains and fatigue. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Have lupus. Had fatigue, joint pain, muscle aches for 1 week then & went away.All labs normal. My Rheumatoligist didn't 't think lupus flare. Virus?

Have lupus. Had fatigue, joint pain, muscle aches for 1 week then & went away.All labs normal. My Rheumatoligist didn't 't think lupus flare. Virus?

Muscle aches + lupus: A viral infection could cause a temporary muscle achiness that could be unrelated to lupus. If the muscle pain has resolved, than that is reassuring. If you continue to have muscle pains, than evaluation with blood work to check on the muscle tests would be indicated. ...Read more

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Have lupus.Bad fatigue,malaise, joint pain,muscle aches x1 week & went away.All Normal Labs.My Rheumatoligist didn't think lupus flare. Likely virus?

Have lupus.Bad fatigue,malaise, joint pain,muscle aches x1 week & went away.All Normal Labs.My Rheumatoligist didn't think lupus flare. Likely virus?

Weather or fibro: There is a cross over of fibromyalgia is 1/3 patients with lupus. You need to be examined for that diagnosis, as there are several proven Meds to improve your symptoms. Weather changes are NOT your friend, and can produce your symptoms too. ...Read more

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Can an allergy cause muscle pain and fatigue along with on off tender nodes? Like when u have a virus? What is the exclusion diet and how do you do it

Can an allergy cause muscle pain and fatigue along with on off tender nodes? Like when u have a virus? What is the exclusion diet and how do you do it

Highly unlikely: These symptoms are not allergic reactions. You need to consult your doctor to get some basic blood work and may even be referred to a hematologist. Don't delay another day . ...Read more

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I've been having fatigue & muscle pain. I recently had a virus so I thought this was Lyme but my doc suggested a thyroid test. Should I be concerned?

Maybe Lyme: It wouldn't hurt to test thyroid. Some of those symtoms could be lyme, but i would consider it more likely if you have had exposure to outdoor grassy or wooded areas, gardening, have outdoor pets, had a recent tick bite or rash, or if symptoms come and go over several weeks/months. ...Read more

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Causes of low iron?Recently dr.S found iron27 & low bp.But been with malaise, fatigue, viruses & frustration over a yr.Ideas on how all this connected?

Causes of low iron?Recently dr.S found iron27 & low bp.But been with malaise, fatigue, viruses & frustration over a yr.Ideas on how all this connected?

Iron deficiency anem: Most common cause in women is blood loss with menstruation without iron replacement. Second most cause is chroni c microscopic blood loss from a bleeding source in the gastrointestinal tract. Anemia can make you have symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, increased heart rate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sore muscles all over but didn't work out. Now my hubby does too. Could we have some sort of a virus?

What to do if I have sore muscles all over but didn't work out. Now my hubby does too. Could we have some sort of a virus?

Possible or medicati: Possible or medication effect or inflammatory condition of muscles. Rheumatologist should clarify. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with epstein barry's virus four weeks ago. I am still experiencing bouts of extreme fatigue and have gained ten pounds?

I was diagnosed with epstein barry's virus four weeks ago. I am still experiencing bouts of extreme fatigue and have gained ten pounds?

Mononucleosis: This illness varies in duration with the individual. Your weight gain is related to the fact that the profound fatigue interferes with your exercising. Six weeks or longer of illness is not uncommon. Hope you begin to get better soon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still have reactive nodes and fatigue after 13 years of epstein barr virus?

Chronic Viral infect: This is a very good question and it may not be easily answered. The research on this is still showing mixed results. The more likely scenario that we are seeing some interest is another common viral illness known as cmv. Chronic viral inflammation with CMV may be a common reason for disease. There is no definitive information yet, but we could see more as the study of viruses progresses. ...Read more

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Wat does the hehpe virus type 1 or 2 do the the body. Can it make u sick? Fatigue? Lack appetite. Just wondering. Like to know about this. Thanks

Wat does the hehpe virus type 1 or 2 do the the body. Can it make u sick?  Fatigue? Lack appetite. Just wondering. Like to know about this. Thanks

Herpes: Any of the following symptoms of a genital hsv infection can occur in a man or a woman: cracked, raw, or red areas around your genitals without pain, itching, or tingling itching or tingling around your genitals or your anal region small blisters that break open and cause painful sores. These may be on or around your genitals or on your buttocks, thighs, or rectal area. Headaches, fever, flu like. ...Read more

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What viruses cause paralysis of muscles?

What viruses cause paralysis of muscles?

Directly...: ...Mainly polio and rabies, but any virus can trigger an immune reaction leading to guillain-barre paralysis. ...Read more

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Hi,Which std viruses causes fatigue and death.

Hi,Which std viruses causes fatigue and death.

STD virus?: HIV, Hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus (CMV), Human Papilloma virus (HPV) and Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can be sexually transmitted. Only HIV is really likely to cause death although under certain circumstances you could die from Hep B or CMV. Fatigue will certainly happen along the way ...Read more

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Bed ridden for 3 weeks because of a virus and I am still weak and my heart rate goes very high upon standing. I also lost all my muscle. What do I do?

Bed ridden for 3 weeks because of a virus and I am still weak and my heart rate goes very high upon standing. I also lost all my muscle. What do I do?

Deconditioned.: There is a theory that what you built from working out in one 7 days, you lose in one day of immobility. You are just deconditioned that you would need to build slowly and don't force things too fast. Your heart will slowly take it too. Decreased muscle tones decrease blood return when upright that the heart has to accommodate. Just take it slow. ...Read more

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My wife has excruciating head aches neck discomfort with sickness and tiredness. She has been told its a virus! we worried its something else

My wife has excruciating head aches neck discomfort with sickness and tiredness. She has been told its a virus! we worried its something else

Viral meningitis : Haven't seen her but by description would be worried about viral meningitis. If not improving in next 24 hours would have her reevaluated. ...Read more

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I attacked by dengue virus one month back now I have a muscle pains and leg pains.These pains are common or not?I can't stand one minute also.

I attacked  by dengue virus one month back now I have a muscle pains and  leg pains.These pains are common or not?I can't stand  one minute also.

Common: Dengue can produce pains in muscle and joints that lasts for months and resolution can be extremely slow and prolonged. Some of this may be relieved by anti-inflammatory medications. See your doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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To clarify I don't have vomiting as symptom just abdo discomfort, loose stools and feeling very fatigued. Can this be a virus?

To clarify I don't have vomiting as symptom just abdo discomfort, loose stools and feeling very fatigued. Can this be a virus?

Yes: Could be viral gastroenteritis even if there is no vomiting. Start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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