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I work in elections and the last 6 weeks have been busy. I

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I work in elections and the last 6 weeks have been busy. I have worked 18-20 hours a day, 7 days a week for the last 6 weeks. I cannot recover it seems. I have a constant cough, my eyes are burning, I am dizzy, I have headaches, I feel like I will vomit any second and that feeling is around as long as I am awake and I feel like any second I could collapse. Even now when things are better, I have slept 7 hours a night and I just pass out, wake up the next morning in a hot sweat and feel like I have not slept at all. I feel like any moment I will just fall to the ground. What should I do?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 9 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

Have you vomited so far?

Loose stools?

Are you taking any medications?

Have you monitored your blood pressure?

Stuffy nose?

Phlegm at back of throat?

Neck stiffness?


Any medical history?


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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Have you vomited so far? - yes, once yesterday morning and once this morning as well
Loose stools? - yes, very
Are you taking any medications? - no
Have you monitored your blood pressure? - no
Stuffy nose? - yes
Phlegm at back of throat? - no
Neck stiffness? - yes, my whole body is stiff
Fever? - in the evenings, yes
Any medical history? - nothing relevant
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 9 months ago.

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.
Thanks for all these additional information.
I understand your concern.

Well as you describe there may be possibility of Viral infection in your case.
And main line of treatment include rehydrate yourself with plenty of fluids and Oral rehydration solution (Gatorade).

You should take over the counter(OTC) Meclizine for nausea and dizziness.

Take OTC Imodium if you have severe diarrhea.
Also take OTC Motrin for headache,body ache.

Take OTC Robitussin DM for cough.

Also take OTC Mylanta gas and metamucil.
Eat food like soup or BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast).
Take proper rest and avoid dairy products, caffeine, alcohol,under cooked meat and fish and fatty rich food.

You should apply cool compresses on eyes.

Also try OTC Zaditor eye drops twice a day alternately with OTC Systane eye drops.

You should try nasal saline spray or Nasonex nasal spray for stuffy nose.

In case you have severe vomiting,unable to keep liquids down and severe diarrhea then you may require IV fluids and injectable medications and visit Emergency room for prompt treatment.
I hope this helps.

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