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back pain, upset tummy, can't really move or function, watery

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back pain, upset tummy, can't really move or function, watery eyes.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

I am sorry you are not feeling well.

Dr. David :

it sounds like you could have a bad viral infection or the flu or viral gastroenteritis and laryngitis symptoms

Dr. David :

cold virsu can cause all of these symptoms.

Dr. David :

are you using Paracetamol to help with aches and pains?

Dr. David :

are you drinking plenty of fluids?

Dr. David :

you might need to see your GP doctor and get stronger medications.

JACUSTOMER-ftg8tuuu- :

ok so what should i do, just stay in bed. I probably don't drink enough water on the whole, will make an effort. I find it takes a week or so to see my GP.

Dr. David :

stay in bed, drink more fluids

Dr. David :

take extra vitamin C

Dr. David :

make an appointment to see your GP doctor

Dr. David :

take your temperature twice a day

JACUSTOMER-ftg8tuuu- :

i just felt awful earlier and didn't have anything else to take.

Dr. David :

if you have fever, use paracetamol.

Dr. David :

you can use advil as well 400mg 2-3 times a day with food in your stomach and see if that helps

Dr. David :

advil is ibuprofen.

JACUSTOMER-ftg8tuuu- :

even if it's for a week later on. the only other thing is they offer a clinic at homerton hospital - walk in but i don't want to waste anyones time. ok will get those other bits.

Dr. David :

you are not wasting anyones time.

Dr. David :

they are there for your health benefit

Dr. David :

if you are not feeling well, you should go there

Dr. David :

to the walk in clinic

Dr. David :

if you get better, then that would be good.

Dr. David :

do try to drink more fluids

Dr. David :

chicken soup is good

Dr. David :

or gadorade

Dr. David :

and extra vitamin C

Dr. David :

I hope you feel better.

JACUSTOMER-ftg8tuuu- :

ok then, thanks very much

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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Dr. David :

hello?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

Hello

I am Doctor Thomas, a double board certified US doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine, with advanced training in several other fields. I am a clinician of over 20 years experience. I will give you an initial answer or ask you a question, but be sure to use reply to expert to communicate with me as needed.

Do not do home treatment.

An infection that gets better then recurs in a different form indicates secondary infection in many cases.

This might, for example, be transverse myelitis, and infection of the spine. If at the top of the spine. If at the bottom, pylonephritis. Both can be very serious. Go to the ER today.

What you describe is not a "take vitamin C and have soup" home situation.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.