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What's Going Around? Sick for two weeks!

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  • Posted By: joyBmine
  • September 8, 2008
  • 09:20 PM

I am curious if anyone else has been sick for a while with what the doctor just diagnosed as a virus. It did start with a severe sore throat, but that has been gone for quite some time. My husband had it too, and he was diagnosed with Strep. I got a sore throat next, figured I must have strep too, so I took a 10 day supply of antibiotics. But now, nearly 8 days later, I still feel sick - and felt my sickest this past weekend, stayed in bed both days. I have an achy head, achy neck, low energy (lethargy), fever, flushing, body aches, and can sleep for up to 12 hours a day. I feel tired and sick. It is going on two weeks tomorrow. My sense of well being goes up and then down again. One day I feel good enough to work, and then the next I feel wiped out, like I have the flu. What is going around? Could this be more than a virus? Doc said all my vitals were normal, no swollen lymph glands, and that I should wait another week to get a blood test. Anyone else experiencing this so called virus?:confused:

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  • here's a link to a yahoo question answer to something like this, they had strep, took the antibiotics but were still sick http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080707103135AAkex6X
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies
    • September 8, 2008
    • 10:53 PM
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  • May very well be strep or mono,what type of antibiotic were you taking,were they prescribed for the sore throat or just something you had lying around? Some allergies can result in sore throats,and multiple sinus infections,but antibiotics are made for certain kinds of infections and the wrong antibiotic will not cure strep,also there are some strains of antibacterial resistant strains of strep that will require strong antibiotics. Oh as a thought if your doctor thought you had a virus,then antibiotics should not have been prescribe as they will not kill a virus,so I think he just didn't know and gave a broad spectrum antibiotic as a course of treatment hoping for a good outcome,and that is why drug resistant bugs are becoming more common place. I would suggest going to see a ent "ear nose and throat" specialist
    simidrm 36 Replies
    • September 9, 2008
    • 00:23 PM
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  • Ask for a liverpanel... sounds like you might have mono....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 9, 2008
    • 03:28 PM
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