Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
136 Doctors are Online

Severe pain in legs and arms, unable to stand up, sweating, chills. Flu symptoms?

Hi I hope you can help, over the past few days my body has been aching all over, it started with my legs and arm then later the first day I couldn t even stand up, I have also been sweating really bad them changing to cold in seconds or every time I move, I haven t been sick but that may be due to not eating, I ve been drinking as much as I can without been sick. Is this just the flue. ??
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  38
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for your question. It could be a flu , but in this case, it shall be unlikely. I suggest to go to the hospital for blood tests to be run. Progressive ascending body weakness in face of an infectious syndrome is classical with a clinical syndrome called the Guillain Bare Syndrome.
I would suggest you visit your neurologist for an appropriate work up.
Blood tests that shall be run would exclude other bacterial infections and autoimmune conditions that could present in a similar manner.
Consulting a neurologist/internist as soon as possible to be on the safe side is a reasonable idea.
Hope this helps and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor