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Woke Up With Sore Throat And Headache
Woke up with sore throat (gone now), headache, & feeling weak and tired. Back pain as usual. Headache & fatigue persisted all day. What's wrong w/ me?
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Woke up feeling congested, sore throat, headache, earache. What could this be? No fever. Should I be worried?
I woke up with a sore throat, headache and fever. Strep throat is going around st school. I really do not have money to go to doctor. Is there anythin?
Consider Ur options: You mention school. You may still be in an age group where untreated strep can produce rheumatic fever a month or so down the road & make the rest ur life miserable. (& cost a bunch) est.1/200 untreated strep are at risk; ~1/3 sore throats strep, ~1/600 the risk you take by the numbers. There may be alternatives for seeking care than ur out of pocket, so look into it. Good luck. ...Read more
Had a panic attack and cried and screamed last night woke up feeling sore throat + headache + runny nose + tired + warm eyes. Why do I feel this way?
Lower back, legs, spine and shoulders hurt. Temp of 100.5, woke up with cough and sore throat/lungs. Dull headache. Had a flu shot. Any ideas?
I woke up with a sore throat, achey body, headache and fatigue. Whilr I was in the shower I was able to cough up phlegm mixed with blood + I feel hot?
See a doctor: If you have fever and are coughing up mucous and blood you should go and be seen immediately, to an er if necessary. If this is related to strep throat you have the potential to have a life-threatening condition. Please go now and I hope this turns out to be only a minor issue, but do not gamble. Good luck. ...Read more
Woke up with sore throat today. Later in afternoon, got headache, neck aches, phlegm, coughing, not hungry. 101 fever. Is it early to see a dr or wait?
I have just arrived in the mountains yesterday. And I woke up this morning with a headache, sore throat and no appetite. Is it the altitude?
Need full evaluation: Could be flu but need to see your gp. ...Read more
Woke up this morning w/ sore throat and achy body. Still sore throat, achy body, headaches, and really tired, no energy or appetite.?
Probably Viral Infec:
Most of these sore throats associated with headache and body ache are caused by the viruses. And they are self limiting with symptomatic treatment if needed with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprophen. Rest and fluids.
But if you have fever and sore throat is really bad, then I will suggest that you have it checked by your Family Doctor to rule out Strep Infection, because that requires treatment with Antibiotics ...Read more
Could be strep/viral: Your symptoms may be due to a common strep throat infection, which can be easily diagnosed in your doctor's office. Some other bacteria or viral infections can also cause similar symptoms. For now, it's probably best to take some Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for the symptoms and contact your doctor's office for an appointment to see if anything else needs to be done. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with a sore throat, I've been tired all day. Now I have a headache. What could I be getting? Is it that bug/virus going around?
Virus or allergies: Sore throat for a day, most commonly is viral pharyngitis (infection) or irritated throat from nasal allergies. If having other nasal symptoms like congestion, itchy/watery nose/eyes, sneezing then consider trying an antihistamine like zyrtec and nasal saline rinse. If not, and it's a viral pharyngitis, you should rest, drinks lots of water, chicken noodle soup. If no better in week then see md. ...Read more
I woke up really sore yesterday with a bad headache and had a sore throat, today it's a little sore along w/ neck and I have bad back pain, I mean bad?
This could be: From a number of things, including a viral illness. If the symptoms continue or worsen, I would recommend seeing a physician. Especially with neck stiffness, which if it gets severe, can be a sign of early meningitis. While it is more likely a self limiting viral illness, have a low threshold to see your physician, keep very hydrated. ...Read more
Sore throat, posterior neck pain (sudden in onset)& headache x2wks. Last night woke up w/stabbing throat pain- still hurts, but less. No fevers. Ddx?
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), coming with other symptoms (head and neck pain in this case) recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more
Hi I was feeling tired yesterday with headache, then today I woke up with a slight sore throat and some body aches, really bad chills, no fever?
I recently woke up with a sore throat and over the course of a few days small yellow bumps have shown up on the top back of my tongue and my throat. I don't have a fever or a headache. Will these go away or is there anything I can do?
Bacterial vs Viral: You could be having a Bacterial vs. Viral infection of your Throat. Better get it checked with your primary physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Woke up with headache and sore throat, ears and side of neck under ear. Throat better now as morning goes on. Daughter has strep, am I getting it?
There is a strong: Likelihood that you are. The only way to 100% know - is with testing. ...Read more
I woke up with a stuffy nose, headache, sore throat, and chest pain. I have a doctor appt today but I was wanting to get an earlier opinion.
Infection or allergy: While sometimes, allergies may present this way, the problem is more likely an infection, either bacterial or viral of the nose and throat. Your doctor should be able to distinguish and to properly treat you. ...Read more
I woke up with headache achy arms and slight sore throat. My little sister and mom are sick too. Could this be meningitis /meningococcal or just a cold?
Meningitis?: If you had Meningococcal meningitis you would be unlikely to be asking questions. This is a rapidly progressive and devastating illness with a high mortality rate. Sounds like a viral uri. If you develop fever, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, sensitivity to light and sound, blood spots over your body and you cannot stand up because your blood pressure has fallen, then you might have meningitis. ...Read more
Hi today when I woke up I had bad sore throat with bad ear pain and a bad headache what am I don't have water in my ears.
Doctor can check: A very sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor or an ear-nose-throat doctor to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat bacterial infection (antibiotics would be needed to treat strep). Other possibilities include a tonsillar abscess, a viral infection, a throat ulcer, etc... The doctor has to look at the throat to figure out what is going on. ...Read more
Woke up this morning sore throat stuffed up nose, cough with green mucus, body ache headache, slight fever. Should I go to dr or stay home and rest?
Viral illness: You either have the common cold or influenza. If the latter, you might benefit by being treated with oseltamivir, but only after seeing a doctor and getting a specific diagnosis. Or you could take otc meds to treat symptoms, stay home, rest, drink lots of fluids and I hope you will be better soon. Best wishes. ...Read more
3 days ago I woke up with a painful sore throat and then started experiencing a stomachache for periods of time. I have also felt fatigued, I get frequent headaches and feel dizziness when I stand up for too long. Should I see a doctor or just more bed r
Been experiencing dry eyes for about 3-4 days. Started sneezing last night. Woke up this AM with stuffy/runny nose, headache & sore throat on 1 side.
I woke up this morning with a sore throat my voice was hoarse and it hurts to swallow and I have a head ache and body aches. What could it be?
Most likely..: An upper respiratory tract infection which most of the time it is caused by a virus and resolves by 7-10 days. If persistent and severe symptoms and fever could be strep throat which might need antibiotic treatment. Try to rest and drink plenty of fluids but if symptoms persist or severe get seen by a provider in order to get a formal exam and treatment. ...Read more
Headache worse lying down, woke with stiff neck, sore throat and my muscles are aching. Standing/ sit up headache gets better. Hit on head 3 days ago?
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