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Headache, chills and fatigue, back pain. Should I see a doctor?

I had flu like symptoms without a runny nose or cough for 2 days. These included a throbbing headache, chills and chronic fatigue . These symptoms have now passed but now the spine between my ribs and the ribs in my back are painful and aching. Breathing is not affected and doesn t affect the pain. I am 45. Should I see a doctor?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Jun 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

Localised pain in the back following an episode of flu is not a serious concern as you do not report other associated symptoms such as breathing difficulty, chest pain, and palpitation. It is probably a post viral symptom or a simple muscle sprain.

At this instant, I suggest you to take plenty of rest. Anti-inflammatory drugs can be used if the pain is severe to reduce pain. Drink plenty of water. You may visit your doctor if pain persists/other associated symptoms develop.

Hope this answers your query.

Wish you good health

Answered: Thu, 14 Jun 2012
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