Why am I having bone aches? Does the flu do cause bone aches?

Bone ache. Not sure what you mean by bone ache. Muscle pain and tenderness may accompany influenza infection, but deep seated severe pain which feels as if it is in the bone is more associated with virus infections like dengue or chikungunya. Where have you been and what have you been exposed to? Bitten by mosquitoes, ticks, other critters?

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My dad has 22.45 WBC with 71.1% NEU and 18% LYM. No chest nodules, joint/bone pain or above mild fatigue - can lift stuff and doesn't sleep to long or too short. He's a smoker. No sight problems or body ache. He only had the flu the day he gave the sample

Repeat check CBC. This can be caused by an infection(does he have any fever?). It can also be a lab error or some other rare cause which can be looked into if the count does not decrease back to normal(Under 10,000). You should get a repeat blood count done. It is called CBC(complete blood count). Read more...
Respiratory illness . I'm so sorry your father isn't feeling well. Studies show smokers are at high risk for community acquired pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. The influenza virus predisposes to superinfection with bacterial pneumonia and based on pulmonary exam I would treat your father for a mixed infection with oseltamivir and either azithromycin or moxifloxacin/ dep on risk factors. Read more...

What can I do to treat body aches caused by the flu?

Several things. This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. Read more...
Analgesics. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen help with body aches (myalgias), but incompletely effective. If <48hrs, dr. Might give tamiflu. Try a warm bath, vaporizer, lots of fluids, throat lozenges. Influenza is a miserable illness. If you haven't been vaccinated, i'd advise you to get it. There are 3 strains of influenza-so, you could theroretically get influenza 2 more times this season. Ugh! Read more...

Can periods cause body aches and skin sensitivity similar to the flu?

Not usually. If this does not have at every period, then it would not be prudent to blame it on the period. If the symptoms do not subside in a couple of days, you may wish to see your doctor. Read more...
Yes. 26y fem. w. generalized aching & "skin sensitivity" at menses; Fibromyalgia symptoms. In some regular sheets hurt & silk sheets substituted. I noted benign Hypermobility Syndrome stigmata in such women. Before & during menses, hormone Relaxin secreted = increased ligament laxity & abnormal SIJ range of motion ensues. Widespread compensatory muscle spasms are a natural response. Gravity Rules. . Read more...

Can the flu/gastro cause svere body aches and bad pounding headache?

Yes. Any viral illness has the potential to cause bodily aches and pounding headache when there is an associated fever. Read more...
DEHYDRATION. Yes, The flu can cause MYALGIAS/headache/vertigo. Usually secondary to dehydration. Push fluids 54-80 oz/dy. Zinc 10mg. VITD 5gm. If symptoms persist ore worsen seek prompt evaluation. Read more...

Does fibromyalgia cause severe body aches, not muscle aches, but, body aches, like a bad case of the flu? Had it for 3 mos, pac said she thought it was

Amplified pain. Fibromyalgia is a type of amplified pain syndrome where normal sensations such as touch or light pressure causes pain. Often causes "pain all over" including joints and muscles. It can feel similar to the joint and muscle pain that comes with the flu, but with fibromyalgia, there is no evidence of active infection. Seek a rheumatologist for appropriate diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia. Read more...
Possibly. The symptoms of fibromyalgia are highly variable and diffuse flu-like aches are certainly possible. Read more...

Could the flu shot cause a stomach ache?

Influenza Vacccine. Stomach Ache was not listed on any of the articles that I reviewed. The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. Read more...