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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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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.

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Yes: Yes, it is possible. Ultimately the purpose for the flu shot is not to prevent the flu, rather it is to prevent you from dying from the flu or flu related illnesses. That said, the flu shot does reduce risk of getting the flu and often makes the bout less severe if you do get it. ...Read more

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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

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

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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 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.

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

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I have the flu and I am so sore, I can't move?

I have the flu and I am so sore, I can't move?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

PND: You might be suffering from a chronic post-nasal drup. This can be due to allergies or infection. A sore throat with or without a productive cough early in the morning is not uncommon in this condition. Ask your GP to have a look. Treatment differs based on the underlying cause. ...Read more

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I have the flu. 102 fever, aches/pains and dry, hacking cough. No doctor available... what do I do now?

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

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I have the flu but no cough and yet my ribs and lungs are very sore. Any suggestions?

I have the flu but no cough and yet my ribs and lungs are very sore. Any suggestions?

Get tested: You have 2 days from the first high fever to start tamiflu, (oseltamivir) if you test positive for influenza.This medication significantly reduces the symptoms and durration of influenza. ...Read more

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I think I have the flu got a high temp aching all over feeling dizzy loss appetite head ache and cough?

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

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Think I have the flu body aches chills lightheaded little fever now worried get Bell's palsy or labrythtist or anxiety cause lightheaded?

Think I have the flu body aches chills lightheaded little fever now worried get Bell's palsy or labrythtist or anxiety cause lightheaded?

Flu: Please see your doc for diagnosis and treatment. If you have the flu this will help prevent further complications. You MAY have an anxiety disorder as well. Please see a mental health pro to learn strategies to manage stress and anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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??

Is not the flu: Something else going on. If you have headache, neck stiffness could be meningitis. Fever and body aches could be due to quite a few different things. See a doctor. If you have any additional concerning symptoms go to the ER. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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 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!

Safe: Most over the counter cold and flu medications are safe for use in pregnancy. Also you do not know if you are pregnant so it is not an issue. Hopefully you go your annual flu shot already if not please get one ...Read more

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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.

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.

Flu?: Could be a myriad of things. Flu, Mono, Pharyngitis etc. I would make a quick visit to an urgent care center. Most of these can be quickly tested for in that setting so appropriate treatment can be started ASAP. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Would I have the Flu virus since I've been coughing, gagging, having a sore throat, getting mucus in my mouth & that too?

Would I have the Flu virus since I've been coughing, gagging, having a sore throat, getting mucus in my mouth & that too?

Unlikely: With flu virus, you have fever, chills, sweats, muscle aches, , severe fatigue and basically feel like you have been run over by a truck. What you are describing sounds more like upper respirator viral infection. Best to see doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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

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