I am 21 and I have felt as if I have had the flu for almost 10 days now... However I do not have a fever... And my flu has seemed to be rather light... however it just seems to persist even though I am getting enough sleep. Could anyone tell me could this be a symptom of something other than a small case of the flu?
Hi Jae16. Flu-like symptoms in the summer are a big tip-off to the possibility of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a muli-system bacterial infection caused from the bite of an infected tick. Lyme disease is the second fastest growing infectious disease in the US after AIDS and the number one vector-borne disease in the US. It is in every state.
If this is a possibility, it is very important to see a knowledgeable doctor. No test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. Many people test negative early in the infection.
What's your temperature? Do you have body aches, sweats? Any abdominal pain? There are many conditions that can cause flu like symptons. Kidney infection, pancreatitis, the common cold etc.
If you have flu like symptoms even with a mild fever and it's persistent, you should have it evaluated by a doctor.
No there is absolutely no temperature... Its just kind of like that feeling you get the first day your starting to get the flu where you feel kind of woozy... However mine is really light and it just seams to be hanging around. I have no head aches... no sweating just feeling a little ill for 2 weeks now.
Well, it doesn't sound serious and it seems very mild. Sometimes flu like symptons can last a few weeks. It is probably nothing to worry about. If I were you I would just try to stay healthy. Drink plenty of fluids, take a daily multivitamin if you wish. Since there is no fever then it doesn't seem the body is fighting off anything. Maybe it could be something in your diet that is making you feel that way.
Hope you feel better soon.
Thankyou that is also what I have been hoping... It has been about two weeks now and I have had no fever... just the kind of head sick feeling you get when you get the flu. Could these symptoms be as a result of something serious like leukemia? (not to be a hypocondriac ?sp?) Should I get a blood test? thanks guys
Sure, anytime something is going on with your body that causes you concern you should see your doctor. Leukemia can go unoticed for years. But along with
malaise, (vague feeling of bodily discomfort) some other symptoms of leukemia are: abnormal bleeding, excessive bruising, weakness, weight loss, bone or joint pain, infection and fever, abdominal pain (fullness), fatigue. Leukemia can be identified through a blood test. If your "woozyness" doesn't subside an a reasonable amount of time, I would consult a doctor.
I also thought of something else. Do you have sinus problems? Or, ever had sinus problems? Also, can you describe what you feel? More than just "head sick feeling". That can mean dizzy, light headed, unable to concentrate, feeling clogged up, etc. Woozy? Do you exercise at all? Did you have a cold or anything before this?
Well I am still feeling sick... Its a very hard feeling to explain... its kind of like the way you feel the first day you get the flu, just achy kind of and a little woozy when I do activiity. I got a blood test and there was absolutely nothing weird in the blood test. Is there anything else it could possibly be if my blod test is normal?
well if you got a blood test , did you see the doctor to get it? or did you just go into a clinic and ask to get a blood test? if you got a blood test, id say make sure you go see the doc hon if youre really worried. that would really be the best advice. since feeling fluish can fall into alot of different categories of illnesses, that would be the best thing to do and it will ease your worries as well. the worst thing is the added stress when youre sick sweetie.
ps please keep us posted! and i hope you feel better soon
Are you taking any medication? Over the counter or prescription?
It could be something as simple as a cold. Not everyone who gets a cold has a cough or sore throat. A cold can also have mild flu like symptoms and last from 3 days to 3 weeks.