I am a 27 year old normally healthy male, I don't smoke; and drink socially a few times a week. I am not over weight either. Six weeks ago I had flu-like symptoms (fever & aches all over my body) with strong pains in my legs around the knee and ankle joints. While the flu-like symptoms went away the leg pain remained and got worse. There is no swelling, no redness or no heat around my joints. The pain is worse when I am resting, either sitting up or lying down. I had no injury or trauma before the pain and did not start any new medications either.
After five weeks I vistied my GP who diagnosed a viral infection and gave me anti-inflammatory painkillers and told me to rest up for another week as the infection was still working its way out of my body. I remained in bed for another week but the leg pain has not gotten any better. The pain is much worse in one leg than the other. I have not been able to go to work as moving about on my legs make the pain worse. Driving has become painful as moving my feet on the pedals (I drive a manual) makes my legs ache. Putting shoes and socks on also hurt. I have since been back to my doctor who still thinks it is a viral infection but sent me for blood tests. It will be a week before I get results. He also gave me seditatives so I can sleep at night (the leg pain has been such that I was not sleeping).
Has anybody had a similar experience with a flu or viral infection? It is really starting to get me down. I am an otherwise healthy young male who is not used to having unexplained pain!?!
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