How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Natasha Your Own Question
Dr. Natasha
Dr. Natasha, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 12910
Experience:  American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
16455829
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Natasha is online now

I had a very bad flu over christmas where I was bed bound for

This answer was rated:

I had a very bad flu over christmas where I was bed bound for a few days and felt exhausted. Even now, a couple of months later, I still feel exhausted and even after a really good nights sleep wake up feeling tired still. I have aches in my shoulder, arm, back and groin and feel frustrated that I don't have the energy to do anything. My doctor recently did a blood test, this showed that everything was normal, apart from it showed that I have recently had a virus, but I can't understand why I still feel so rubbish. Would appreciate some feedback, thanks.

Doctor Cameron :

hello

Doctor Cameron :

welcome to JA

Doctor Cameron :

Do you know what blood test was done?

Customer:

No sorry I don't

Doctor Cameron :

Well, there are many reasons to be feeling ill as you describe

Doctor Cameron :

FOr one, you could have had mononucleosis

Doctor Cameron :

This would be a flu which makes you feel exhausted for months

Doctor Cameron :

That being said, some flu like illnesses precede autoimmune disease like lupus, etc

Doctor Cameron :

I think that you need to go back to your GP and have the following tests:
1. Mononucleosis

Doctor Cameron :

2. FBC (CBC)

Doctor Cameron :

3. Chem 7 panel

Doctor Cameron :

4. Liver function tests

Doctor Cameron :

5. ESR, serum RPR, CRP

Doctor Cameron :

I doubt that all of this was done in the first go

Doctor Cameron :

are you still there?

Customer:

Yes I am still here, thank you for your suggestions. Can I simply request that my GP do these tests.

Doctor Cameron :

hello?

Doctor Cameron :

Yes

Doctor Cameron :

you can

Doctor Cameron :

please print out this transcript or you can cut and paste this informatino

Doctor Cameron :

Or you can [email protected]

Doctor Cameron :

*[email protected]

Doctor Cameron :

Did I provide you with excellent service? :-)?

Customer:

Also, I probably should mention that in previous blood tests I was found to be iron deficient and had similar symptons apart from the aching joints and was on iron tablets, and although my iron levels were checked this time they were normal

Doctor Cameron :

right, well the FBC will see if you are anemic still

Doctor Cameron :

In the meantime, make sure you are eating a well balanced diet- and take a daily multivitamin

Doctor Cameron :


Did I provide you with excellent service? :-)?



Doctor Cameron :

hello?

Customer:

Many thanks, XXXXX XXXXX did provide an excellent service ;-0

Doctor Cameron :

great!

Doctor Cameron :

sorry, I guess there is a delay

Doctor Cameron :

I hope you feel better soon :-)

Customer:

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX I

Dr. Natasha and 2 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you