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Why Do My Muscles Ache When I Have The Flu
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
Why would I be achy everywhere like I have the flu? I'm not sick or have a fever, just muscle aches everywhere. Negative back and neck MRI.
Still could be flue:
Body ache is a sign of viral illness, flue is the most common, negative fever or other flue symptoms, will not rule out flue, of course it could be other and hydration. the virus adsorbed our fluid like a sponge.
that will create the body ache.
body ache could be a symptoms for Lyme disease, specially if you spent a lot of time outdoors.
could be a side effect of anti cholesterol medicine. ...Read more
I have the flu fever, muscle aches, stuffy nose, and I'm in wi. Where do I get tested to see what vaccine I need?
No vaccine: No vaccine is available and vaccines prevent disease, they do not treat it once it starts. You have a bad cold. You will get better. See a doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more
I got my flu shot this year, but I've gotten sick and my symptoms include muscle aches and fever. Is it possible I have the flu?
I woke up with chills, muscle aches, and a headache. A member in my household has the Flu. I don't have a fever. Could I have the Flu? I am 27.
Mgt: It is quite possible. Tarmiflu can shorten the duration of your illness if you do have the flu. ...Read more
My heart rate is over 100 BPM and back muscle are aching IV had a cough for a while now but easing off not sure if I have the flu cause no temp
Does sound like flu: Take your temperature after 4 pm (when fever shows itself). Use an ear or temple device or, if you use an oral thermometer, be sure not to eat or drink for 30 minutes beforehand. It's possible that you had a fever a week ago and that you're on the tail-end of this illness when fever has resolved. ...Read more
You may see your MD:
You may have flu or another kind of viral infection
se your doctor soon. ...Read more
I have the flu for the 2nd time in 2months, I'm 40 years old and never had the flu before. My lower spine is sore, is that a flulike symptom.
See Doctor: Recurrent non specific flu like symptoms can be the sign of underlying problem. If can be sign of festering localized infection or pathology. See doctor. ...Read more
Myalgia...: Myalgia, or muscle pain, is common with influenza. Taking ibuprofen, drinking plenty of fluids, and resting are the best ways to get over the flu and feel better. If your symptoms just started (<24 hours ago) and you actually were shown to be positive for influenza type a, your doc could prescribe you tamiflu, (oseltamivir) which would help you get over things a little faster. Otherwise, rest up. ...Read more
I have POTS and my whole body has been aching for a couple months like I have the flu. Is this part of POTS or something else?
Possibly: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardiac Syndrome (POTS) is a general form of dysautonomia, meaning the entire autonomic nervous system can be involved. Tachycardia, lightheadedness, fainting, weakness, etc can all be common symptoms. But a smaller percentage of patients can develop generalized muscle pain and feeling achy (15-20%). So yes it may be related, but if it is ongoing get it checked out. ...Read more
Every morning I wake up with a sore throat as if I have the flu, but during the course of the day I'm fine. Is there any reason for this?
I have the flu. 102 fever, aches/pains and dry, hacking cough. No doctor available... what do I do now?
Rest, fluids, Sambucol: Western medicine does not have effective flu treatments (Im not impressed with Tamiflu). Drink lots of water. Drugs that reduce fever may provide temporary relief but sabotage your immune system & prolong the flu! Sambucol (from health food store) is proven to help. The most effective treatment is the correct homeopathic remedy (again at health food stores): http://tinyurl. Com/kutk6ef & comment: ...Read more
Yesterday I had all of the typical symptoms of the flu: body aches, fever (103.3), vomiting, etc. Today I feel fine. Did I have the flu or what?
Sound like you had..: Usually flu gets better in 2-3 days. If persists you may need medical attention. ...Read more
Do I have the flu, if my body aches and the temperature goes from hot to cold and having diarrhea? My nose is a little stuffy and slightly runny.
I think I have the flu got a high temp aching all over feeling dizzy loss appetite head ache and cough?
Possible: You can get tested for flu with a swab test at your doctor's office for a definitive diagnosis. For most healthy folks, only sysmptomatic treatmewnt is needed for flu. You shoulkd plan to get Fu shot to prevent infections again, which is quite safe and recommended for most folks. Feel better ...Read more
Think I have the flu body aches chills lightheaded little fever now worried get Bell's palsy or labrythtist or anxiety cause lightheaded?
Feels like I have the Flu, the body aches, the chills that then turn into excessive sweating, a fever of 102. But no coughing, congestion??
I think I have the flu. I woke up with a drip in my throat yesterday followed by a fever and severe body aches. I also have pains in my left abdomen?
Yes possible: Can get rapid flu test but these are some signs, if so treatment is symptomatic anyway, no antibiotics, if worse see your dr. ...Read more
I had a cold last week, fully recovered and now I have the flu. Is this normal? What do you recommend? I have body aches & sore throat.
Secondary infection: The common cold is a viral illness affecting the upper respiratory tract. It is possible to develop a secondary infection with a bacteria since your immune system is weakened from the cold and usually occurs shortly after the cold improves. Unlike a viral illness, bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. You need to see your doctor right away to be evaluated. A viral flu is less likely. ...Read more
I have a headache for 3 days, sore throat, blood in my mucus, I had the chills 2 days ago but there gone do I have the flu?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I think I ovulated Fri 28, sore throat sun & mon now I have the flu/cold, 100.72 temp is it safe to drink something I don't know if I conceived help!
I have the flu which is causing a sore throat and a very bad taste in my mouth. Any remedies to get rid of the bad taste?
Bad taste: Proper oral hygiene should be appropriate. If it persists after you have gotten better then see your dentist. ...Read more
Did I have the flu? Headache, fever of 102.3, stiff neck, chills, sore throat, back pain. My fever dropped but still a little stiff neck and sore throat.
A few hours ago, I was fine... just a bit of a scratchy throat. I woke up in middle of night with fever, chills, body aches, headache. I got the flu shot, how could I have the flu? I went for dentist cleaning yesterday and gums bled a lot. Related?
Flu: Flu shot this year only about 40% effective. You may simply have a virus, not the flu. Report symptoms to your GP. If you have either a cold or the flu you should have cancelled your appointment until you are no longer contagious. Bleeding gums could be related to OTC analgesics, severity of your gum disease, and possibly virus. Have you4 Dentist evaluate your gum health. ...Read more
Would I have the Flu virus since I've been coughing, gagging, having a sore throat, getting mucus in my mouth & that too?
Again, would I have the Flu virus with me getting, or having a fever off, on, with me having the chills, feeling achy, tired, having a sore throat to?
Virus: These symptoms are consistent with influenza or a flu like virus and there is no worthwhile specific treatment except rest, good fluid intake and Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. If symptoms worsen instead of showing gradual improvement, consult your physician for evaluation and a throat culture. ...Read more
Can I have the flu with congestion / sore throat? I am very sore all over, extremely weak, and have a fever of 100. No nasal congestion or sore throat
Yes: Flu affects people in different ways with some even having gastrointestinal symptoms. If flu is going on in your community, then it is likely the cause but do note that many viral infections can lead to similar symptoms. If the symptoms started less than 48 hrs ago, a Rx flu drug may hasten your recovery. ...Read more
Bad headache, chills, stuffy nose, tender neck lymph nodes, fatigued, mild sore throat, body aches. NO fever. Could I have the flu? 32/f on Humira (adalimumab)
Yes most likely: You should see the MD who prescribed the Humira (adalimumab) ...Read more
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
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