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Muscles are hurting and unable to walk. What could be the reason?

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i got the flu then all my muscles starting to hurt really bad, i can barley walk and have no strength, this has XXXXXXX going on for a week.
Posted Sun, 24 Nov 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer: It is post viral myalgia. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. After a viral infection, the generalized pain in the muscles is a common finding. This happens due to post viral myalgia. This is a self limiting illness. The spontaneous improvement is seen in 3-4 weeks. For symptomatic relief, you can start taking a mild pain killer like ibuprofen after the meals three times a day. Taking a hot shower will also help in decreasing the muscle spasms. Keep yourself well hydrated and do consult a physician in case the symptoms are persistent. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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