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Sore throat, cold with shivers, painful joints, shoulder. Is it arthritis? How to get relief?

Hi I have sore throat since 1 March. Cold back with shivers .all my joints are painful. Think I have arthritis . shoulder excruciatingly painful.told by Dr just arthritis and cannot do anything about it. Also have degeneration of. The neck which is painful. I. Am depressed.cannot put car into 5th gear cos of shoulder. Sorry outselling this is a kindle
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
With the available described symptoms, there appears to be possibility of acute viral upper respiratory tract infection with myalgia.
Presence of body ache, cold suggests the diagnosis.
At times viral infection may also cause arthritis by deposition of antigen- antibody complex with complement reaction.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist and should go for thorough check up.
You should go for complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and chest x ray.
You should take complete antibiotic course, mucolytics, decongestants.
You should take analgesics along with muscle relaxants for relief of your symptoms.
Perform gargle three times in a day; a glass of lukewarm water with a pinch of salt.
Avoid cold drinks, oily food and yogurt.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

There is no mention of age or gender...
Arthritis in the setting of sore throat - needs aggressive assessment and assistance - for Rheumatic Fever.
Have a second opinion...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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