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Why does my body ache constantly and I feel tired all the time?

Why does my body ache constantly and I feel tired all the time?

Exam first: First see your physician for an exam and any diagnostic testing that is necessary, i.e. Lab work. If clear source of body pain associated with fatigue is not found consider these possibilities: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, stress, depression, sleep disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Why does my body ache constantly and I feel tired all the time?

Why does my body ache constantly and I feel tired all the time?

Fatigue: This must be very disturbing and places a stress on life. These symptoms are so non-specific that from what you describe would need more info and an exam and possibly labs. Go and see your family doctor and get this worked out. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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I'm only 31 and my body aches all the time. Specially my neck. I also feel fatigue? I wake up in the morning tired

I'm only 31 and my body aches all the time. Specially my neck. I also feel fatigue? I wake up in the morning tired

See a specialist: I would suggest you to see a rheumatologist since it can be a number of things, such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc. So you need to have a full work up done. You also have to rule out depression. ...Read more

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I have been getting sick every 2-3 weeks, this is my third time. It starts off with a headache, then I get body aches, chills, fatigue, why?

I have been getting sick every 2-3 weeks, this is my third time. It starts off with a headache, then I get body aches, chills, fatigue, why?

See a doctor: Make a list of each and every one of your symptoms and the sequence and timing in which they occurred. The next time you become ill take this with you to your family doctor and let them examine and test you. There is no way to do this over the internet. Public answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have constant flu like body aches with fatigue. No fever or any other symptoms.

Body aches + fatigue: Dear serval. This will require a face to face appointment with physical exam & medical history. By the way, your puppy is adorable! ...Read more

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20 year old male experiencing constant fatigue, foggy memory, body aches and 5 pound weight gain in a month. Possible hypothyroidism?

20 year old male experiencing constant fatigue, foggy memory, body aches and 5 pound weight gain in a month. Possible hypothyroidism?

Fatigue & weight: Gain. The only way to know for sure is to visit your doc. He/she MAY do some blood work and then you will know. There are other possibilities also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?

I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?

Maybe: Allergy is from a skewed immune reaction to otherwise innocuous substances- usually a protein. People with allergic asthma are more susceptible to respiratory infections for this reason. Allergy does not usually cause body aches although sleep disruption from your allergic conditions may cause body aches and fatigue. Uncontrolled asthma can cause fatigue. See an allergist. ...Read more

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Should I go to the hospital? I feel nausea, threw up several times at night, have chills, whole body aches, can`t sleep, extreme fatigue, and at time

Should I go to the hospital? I feel nausea, threw up several times at night, have chills, whole body aches, can`t sleep, extreme fatigue, and at time

Safe vs Sorry: It is well beyond the scope of any healthtap physician to render a diagnosis or suggest specific treatment. What we can educate those that pose their questions hoping to leave this encounter smarter than when they started it. Since I cannot make a diagnosis, logic dictates that we direct you to someone who can make that diagnosis. Visit your local er now. Good luck. Take care, dr. Woods. ...Read more

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I have body aches fatigue (severe at time I just want to sleep) and hashimoto hypothyroidism. Is this my thyroid changing?

I have body aches fatigue (severe at time I just want to sleep) and hashimoto hypothyroidism. Is this my thyroid changing?

Get Evaluated: There are many causes for fatigue and body aches. Get a good evaluation, it could be your thyroid, but your doctor will want to do additional tests to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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29 female unexpected weight gain cold all the time. Red blotchy sore palms. Mass in neck. Fatigue. Dry skin...body aches. I'm very worried. Thanks?

29 female unexpected weight gain cold all the time. Red blotchy sore palms. Mass in neck. Fatigue. Dry skin...body aches. I'm very worried. Thanks?

See your doctor: You need to schedule an evaluation with your PCP. You describe many symptoms that are consistent with hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. Your doctor can examine you and order the appropriate lab work as well as an ultrasound or CT scan of the neck to evaluate the neck mass. Don't delay seeking medical treatment. ...Read more

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Can my constant flu symptoms-body aches and fatigue- for past 5 mos. Mean cancer? Had many negative blood tests, only shows occasional low platelets.

Not likely: Not likely, however, fevers, weight loss and your symptoms as described in your question, make me want to do some addiitional testing-- for viral disease, as mononucleosis, immune deficiency, Lyme disease. If your primary doctor is not comfortable with your exam and history, may be reasonable to see an infectious disease doctor. Feel better. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on my left temple, fever, chills, headache, body aches, a hard time breathing and fatigue. What's going on?

Swollen lymph node on my left temple, fever, chills, headache, body aches, a hard time breathing and fatigue. What's going on?

Likely Flu: You have a systemic infection like a upper respiratory infection or "cold". If you are really having trouble breathing you should see your doctor as this can be a serious symptom. ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue, temp of 102 at night, body aches, tenderness at trunk when twisting on both flanks, swollen hard virchows node. 29 female. Concern?

Chronic fatigue, temp of 102 at night, body aches, tenderness at trunk when twisting on both flanks, swollen hard virchows node. 29 female. Concern?

See a doctor: Fever an enlarged left supraclavicular lymph node may signal serious illness. Best to see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Why does my body ache and have fatigue no fever?

Why does my body ache and have fatigue no fever?

Many causes: There are numerous causes for these symptom. Including fibromyalgia, a low thyroid and certain infections. ...Read more

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Fatigue nauseated body aches feel weak?

Fatigue nauseated body aches feel weak?

Vague symptoms: These symptoms are non-specific and can occur with a very wide array of illnesses. It really sounds as if you should be seen and evaluated by a physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you have fibromyalgia without widespread body aches and fatigue?

Can you have fibromyalgia without widespread body aches and fatigue?

Not really: There are a number of different chronic pain syndromes but if you lack characteristic trigger point tenderness and other symptoms such as fatigue or sleep disruption, I would not classify it as fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I have had fatigue and a general body ache for a week an half now, what do you think I should do?

I have had fatigue and a general body ache for a week an half now, what do you think I should do?

See your doctor: Nonspecific symptoms such as you describe are associated with many types of illness, some of which require treatment. Viral illness usually get better in a week or so, but not always, and other infections like Lyme disease don't. Also there are metabolic problems that could be considered. Bottom line: you have waited long enough forthis to just get better; you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Headache body ache and fatigue. What can I take?

Headache body ache and fatigue. What can I take?

It depends: There are many cause for the symptoms you describe. The treatment depends on what the cause is. If it is a virus "going around" consider Acetaminophen or aspirin. Also hydrate and if the symptoms do not remit in what would be considered reasonable or typical time period, consider medical evaluation.
If you just started a new medication it could be due to it.
Fatigue due to non restorative sleep? ...Read more

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I only have body ache and fatigue for a week now. Is this flu?

Unlikely: You may have another viral infection. The most common symptoms of influenza are cough, fevers, chills, muscle and joint aches. The symptoms can last 7-10 days. There are treatments by prescription that are effective if started early in the illness. Get a flu shot each year to prevent influenza. ...Read more

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What does a high sed rate mean? Body aches and fatigue

Hello.: Hello. A sed rate is another term for an erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr). It is a test that can help detect inflammation (acute or chronic). However, it is a nonspecific test, so the ESR could be elevated for many different reasons to include infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases. Your doctor will no doubt use this piece of information combined with results of other lab tests, your medical history and your physical examination to help determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Face pressure, body aches, less of an appetite, fatigue, feel like I'm not real?

Face pressure, body aches, less of an appetite, fatigue, feel like I'm not real?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science. Com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. Headaches and face pressure can signify sinusitis. ...Read more

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What can cause body aches, pain, dizziness, headaches, fatigue. General malaise?

Many causes: There are many causes of body aches, pain, dizziness, headaches and fatigue. You need to see your primary care physician to get a comprehensive evaluation. The sooner you get the correct diagnosis the sooner appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read more

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I've had a fever for 4days and the lowest it's been is 99, highest was 104 but its not breaking. Fatigue, body aches, chills. Should I be scared!

I've had a fever for 4days and the lowest it's been is 99, highest was 104 but its not breaking. Fatigue, body aches, chills. Should I be scared!

Flu: First question is did you get the flu shot? This sounds like the flu. However you can go to your doctor and have a sole test done to check. Unfortunately you are outside the treatment window if it is the flu. Temps of 104 are serious and seeing your doctor would be prudent. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Used cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg for 5 days for prostatis. From two days feeling fatigue, temperature in body, body aches?

Used cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg for 5 days for prostatis. From two days feeling fatigue, temperature in body, body aches?

Prostatitis: True prostatitis usually takes longer than a week to clear up. The symptoms you describe are quite common for this condition. Be sure to keep well hydrated, try soaking in a hot bath, and try anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen and your symptoms will eventually subside. ...Read more

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I have had body aches, fatigue, and sweating for 3 days. Highest temp was 99.6° for a couple hours 2 nights ago. No other symptoms.

I have had body aches, fatigue, and sweating for 3 days. Highest temp was 99.6° for a couple hours 2 nights ago. No other symptoms.

Inflammation: Your symptoms are "non-diagnostic." Infections, reactions to medications and rheumatological causes are all possible. If persists, see a primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have severe pms. Emotional roller coaster, fatigue, and body aches. Can anyone help?

Check with Ob/Gyn: Speak to your ob/gyn if they do not find a medical reason consider talking to a psychotherapist. Make sure it is not due to something like lyme disease which is very common here in ct. ...Read more

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Normal to still have bouts of flu-like body aches/fatigue where im in bed for days- five months after meningitis recovery?

Normal to still have bouts of flu-like body aches/fatigue where im in bed for days- five months after meningitis recovery?

This isn't normal: Under any circumstances. Perhaps you haven't really had a "meningitis recovery." Perhaps there's another source of infection or inflammation. Perhaps something else is going on that's causing your symptoms. In any case, this isn't normal. Please see your doctor. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can you point me in a direction to start? I have no energy, fatigue, excessive need to sleep, body aches from neck to s spine, completely drained?

Can you point me in a direction to start? I have no energy, fatigue, excessive need to sleep, body aches from neck to s spine, completely drained?

Family Doc: Your friendly family pcp is always the best place to start! You are tired, tired, tired, and have up and down back pain. Further history & physical are first; then bloodwork (cbc, cmp, tsh). If normal, you're not depressed, and fibromyalgia has been ruled out; then try the next level. Your meds may need to be changed and a sleep study or cardiac/gi eval may be in order. We are the puzzle-solvers! ...Read more

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Can food poisoning feel like flu? Ate food from bowl lots of people touched, next few days body aches/fatigue. I think food was sitting for while too

Can food poisoning feel like flu? Ate food from bowl lots of people touched, next few days body aches/fatigue. I think food was sitting for while too

Doubt food poisoning: Food poisoning is not a likely cause of body aches and fatigue, unless you also have had nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. The shared food with "lots of people" suggests there may have been several people around -- maybe a party? That's a situation very conducive to respiratory infections (colds, influenza, etc), more likely to cause "flu like" symptoms. Anyway, see a doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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Can it be the flu if I have headache, body aches and fatigue but no cough or fever?

Can it be the flu if I have headache, body aches and fatigue but no cough or fever?

Probable influenza: Yes, this certainly could be the 'flu' because u may have 'muted' your fever with over the counter 'cold' medicines that contain tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin/NSAIDs like motrin. It's flu season now in the Northern hemisphere and we doctors like to say "common things are common". So I would start with a flu swab-which should tell u very quickly if u have the flu, then give u antivirals to help. Call ur doc! ...Read more

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Why do I have body aches and fatigue a few days before my period. I take Motrin and it doesn't help. What can I do?

Why do I have body aches and fatigue a few days before my period. I take Motrin and it doesn't help. What can I do?

PMS: Premenstrual syndrome is what it sounds like you are describing. The most common psychological symptoms are mood swings and the most common physical symptoms are fatigue and body aches. Timing is usually 4 days prior to 3 days after menses start. There are many good options for treatment including exercise and diet and also medication. Talk to your doctor about what you can do. ...Read more

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Still have bouts of flu-like body aches/fatigue where im in bed for days- five months after meningitis recovery. Which specialist do I see?

Still have bouts of flu-like body aches/fatigue where im in bed for days- five months after meningitis recovery. Which specialist do I see?

Internist: If you have truly recovered from the meningitis you then can see your primary doctor. You may need an additional workup for something else.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Regular body aches fatigue/weakness even after sleeping, eating and drinking right. Feel ok for a day, then feel it again. Is lupus a possibility?

Aches and fatigue: These are very common symptoms which can be caused by infection, injury, cancer, autoimmune disease, stress, toxic exposures, depression... that many different things. Start with a good general checkup and screening by your doctor. Some straightforward simple tests can help eliminate things like lupus. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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