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Doctor insights on: Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more


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Can a viral illness only cause joint paint and muscle fatigue with no other symptoms?

Can a viral illness only cause joint paint and muscle fatigue with no other symptoms?

It's possible : There may be a temperature elevation imperceptible to u. Remember, there are many other causes, besides a virus, that causes these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it usual for a viral infection to last 12 days? My symptoms are fatigue, mucus (clear) and a dull, intermittent ache in my upper back.

Is it usual for a viral infection to last 12 days? My symptoms are fatigue, mucus (clear) and a dull, intermittent ache in my upper back.

Possible: 10-14 days is not uncommon. Hints: Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day: 50% electrolyte rich fluids, 50% clear broth, bullion, consume .Warm water gargles, nasal saline mist, hot tea and honey, hot steam showers, Cold- Eze Lozenges, Tylenol (acetaminophen) 1-2 TABLETS every 4-6 hours as needed for fever greater than 100. Tea with dark brown honey OK to use Robitussin DM 1-2 tsp. every 4-6 hrs as needed. Ok to use 12 ...Read more

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2 days since my sore throat and fatigue started, opaque white spots on my tonsils, but no fever or viral symptoms, what could it be?

2 days since my sore throat and fatigue started, opaque white spots on my tonsils, but no fever or viral symptoms, what could it be?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat soreness or spots can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to beat post viral fatigue?

Post viral fatigue: Get at least 8-10 hours of sleep at night. Eat healthy foods and curtail strenuous extra cirricular activities ...Read more

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Have you suffered prolonged and extreme fatigue following a major viral illness?

Have you suffered prolonged and extreme fatigue following a major viral illness?

Hurricane Katrina..: In some people, virus infections such as ebv, west nile, cmv, and others, can inflict a lot of internal damage - akin to a hurricane damaging a sea coast community. Recovery may take weeks to years, if at all. Remember that even with hurricane katrina (2005) - certain places are still recovering from it. ...Read more