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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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How likely will west nile virus cause severe muscle weakness?

How likely will west nile virus cause severe muscle weakness?

Depends: Muscle weakness is usually seen proportional to the coalescence of the illness. Your recovery with take twice as long as the illness, unless there was neurological injury of a permanent type, which may take longer. A rehabilitation physician can help you with recovery. ...Read more

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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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