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My body aches and I have been sick for 3 weeks is it the flu?

My body aches and I have been sick for 3 weeks is it the flu?

Doubtful: The flu causes fever, aches and pains, and a hacking cough. Three weeks is a long time for it to last, in an otherwise healthy person. I suggest seeing your family practitioner. You may have a complication of the flu, such as pneumonia, etc. ...Read more

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I've been sick for days now. Body aches and all. Do I have the flu?

I've been sick for days now. Body aches and all. Do I have the flu?

You may see your MD: You may have flu or another kind of viral infection
se your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I think I've had a relapse of the flu--body aches, fever (I didn't have a fever two weeks ago when I was sick), cough, etc. Should I see a doctor?

I think I've had a relapse of the flu--body aches, fever (I didn't have a fever two weeks ago when I was sick), cough, etc. Should I see a doctor?

Never hurts: It sounds like you may have been infected with a new pathogen or some sort of secondary infection. It's always good to have your doctor evaluate exactly what might be going on before something minor has a chance to get worse. Usually we can help alleviate the symptoms a bit to make it more bearable. Hope you feel better & good luck! ...Read more

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I feel run down like I am sick with the flu nauseaous, dizziness and body aches but no headache yet could this be a shunt problem or just the flu?

I feel run down like I am sick with the flu nauseaous, dizziness and body aches but no headache yet could this be a shunt problem or just the flu?

Doubt shunt: If it came on all of a sudden, it's probalbly not due to your shunt. You are sick. You may have the flue. See a doctor to have them check you out. Specially if you didn't have the flu shot. ...Read more

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I have some symptoms of the flu, but not all. Symptoms started when I moved residences? I'm concerned that it may be a reaction? I moved into a new house three days ago. Ever since, I've had body aches, headaches, and dizziness. I also had a mild fever th

I have some symptoms of the flu, but not all. Symptoms started when I moved residences? I'm concerned that it may be a reaction? I moved into a new house three days ago. Ever since, I've had body aches, headaches, and dizziness. I also had a mild fever th

Any gas appliances?: It could be the flu or many other kinds of infection however since the symptoms began right after moving to a new house the possiblity of carbon monoxide poisoning should be considered.
Do you get better when you leave the house? Does anyone else in the house feels sick also? Does the house have gas heat or other appliances?
If this is possible you should leave and get checked right away. ...Read more

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Hi I I was justvl wonderingi have been sneezing and my whole body aches and I feel neauseated is it the start of a cold or the flu.

Hi I I was justvl wonderingi have been sneezing and my whole body aches and I feel neauseated is it the start of a cold or the flu.

Possibly: If you are asking which of these diagnoses is more likely, influenza or an influenzal-like illness is more commonly associated with musculoskeletal symptoms than the common cold. ...Read more

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Have body aches and fever of 102. Could it be a virus or the flu?

Have body aches and fever of 102. Could it be a virus or the flu?

Yes to both.: It very well could be a virus. Influenza, or the flu, is a common virus that can cause these symptoms, and we are still in season for this virus to be going around. It also could be another virus as well. Get plenty of rest and drink fluids to keep hydrated. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen can help reduce the fever. If it is not getting better within a few days, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat body aches caused by the flu?

Analgesics: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen help with body aches (myalgias), but incompletely effective. If <48hrs, dr. Might give tamiflu. Try a warm bath, vaporizer, lots of fluids, throat lozenges. Influenza is a miserable illness. If you haven't been vaccinated, i'd advise you to get it. There are 3 strains of influenza-so, you could theroretically get influenza 2 more times this season. Ugh! ...Read more

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I just got over the flu, and all the symptoms of the flu went away, but now I am having body aches. What could it be?

Body aches: There are different strains of flu (a, b, etc). If you're exposed to many people who travel a lot, you might contract flu again. Or, there are several illnesses that have flu-like symptoms, including body aches: infectious mononucleosis (ebv); cmv. Some pneumonias (legionnaire's) can present with body aches. See your fp/pcp for evaluation & treatment. Get flu vaccine this fall (unless allergic). ...Read more

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Fever, body aches, vomiting and chills. Could this be the flu?

Fever, body aches, vomiting and chills. Could this be the flu?

Yes, could be flu: This symptoms- fever, body ache, vomiting, chills- could be due to viral infection like flu (influenza). However, also could be due to bacterial infection. Viral infection usually cause body ache and more specific to viral infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I take for the body aches and headache associated with the flu?

Can you tell me what could I take for the body aches and headache associated with the flu?

Tylenonl or NSAID's: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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I have cold like symptoms and I feel nauseous and have a slight fever and have body aches. Could it be the flu?

Possible: It is flu season, and your symptoms are consistent. Even if it is, don't worry. The flu is usually not dangerous unless you are an infant or someone over 90. There is no treatment, and no cure. Just rest and drink lots of fluids, and you should recover just fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have nausea that I can feel in my chest, body aches, chills, and vomitting....Is that the flu?

I have nausea that I can feel in my chest, body aches, chills, and vomitting....Is that the flu?

Sounds viral: Very well may be a viral process, so try to stay well hydrated and get rest. If progressive, call your md. ...Read more

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Can periods cause body aches and skin sensitivity similar to the flu?

Can periods cause body aches and skin sensitivity similar to the flu?

Not usually: If this does not have at every period, then it would not be prudent to blame it on the period. If the symptoms do not subside in a couple of days, you may wish to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can the flu/gastro cause svere body aches and bad pounding headache?

Yes: Any viral illness has the potential to cause bodily aches and pounding headache when there is an associated fever. ...Read more

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My husband has had a fever for the last couple of days (100.2 - 100.5), he has had body aches and does not feel hungry...would this be the flu?

My husband has had a fever for the last couple of days (100.2 - 100.5), he has had body aches and does not feel hungry...would this be the flu?

? flu: It is certainly a possiblity given his symptoms. I have data from the US that shows flu activity but at low levels for this timeframe. Unfortunately a lot of other viruses are circulating as well. He could be tested but the treatment at this point would be symptom relief only. Good luck ...Read more

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I have body aches (like the start of the flu) constantly. I exercise, and eat healthy on a daily basis. All of my test results have come back normal?

I have body aches (like the start of the flu) constantly. I exercise, and eat healthy on a daily basis. All of my test results have come back normal?

Medication effect: I commend you for exercise, and eating healthy.
Thank you for informing about dizziness, vomiting, and use of Aspirin and Dramamine (dimenhydrinate).

It is likely that body aches are due to flu or stress; dizziness due to Aspirin, Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or stress; and vomiting due to Aspirin.

See Psychiatrist for therapy for stress- marriage, parenting, work and finances; discuss stopping Aspirin and Dramamine (dimenhydrinate). ...Read more

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I've been having the chills body aches headaches and been feeling dizzy. Is this the flu?

I've been having the chills body aches headaches and been feeling dizzy. Is this the flu?

Malaise: Generalized malaise, chills, headache and body aches, and dizziness all may be signs of the flu. Rest, fluids, supportive care with tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc, may be all that is needed. ...Read more

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