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Hurts to swallow, shivers

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  • Posted By: ghostdecoy
  • May 22, 2008
  • 10:16 PM

Hey everyone.

I'm hoping someone can help me out.

My symptoms:
-Hurts to swallow
-Frequent shivers
-Muscle aches
-I think a cough, but it's not pronounced, and if I clear my throat, I get mucus.

I've slept all day yesterday and all day today, and now my neck hurts, I'm guessing from sleeping the wrong way.

My doctor did a strep test, which came back negative. And a Mono test, which also came back negative.

So what could I have? And how can I treat it?

Thanks so much!

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  • sounds like the flu; take a break...drink lots of fluids...if you're not better in a few days, go back to your doc. Pump up your vitamins; I take golden seal and cat's claw when I get like that.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies Flag this Response
  • It's used for a lot of stuff:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncaria_tomentosa Some ingredients appear to act as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer agents. As a homeopathic treatment, Cat's Claw is used to treat intestinal ailments such as Crohn's disease, gastric ulcers and tumors, parasites, colitis, gastritis, diverticulitis and leaky bowel syndrome, while manufacturers claim that U. tomentosa can also be used in the treatment of AIDS in combination with AZT, the treatment and prevention of arthritis and rheumatism, diabetes, PMS, chronic fatigue syndrome, prostate conditions, immune modulation, Lyme disease and systemic lupus erythematosus. A 2005 review of the scholarly literature on Cat's Claw indicates there is supporting evidence toward its use in treating cancer, inflammation, viral infection and vascular conditions, and for its use as an immunostimulant, antioxidant, antibacterial and CNS-related agent.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies Flag this Response
  • can you move your neck properly? or is it like stiff now?
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies Flag this Response
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