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What causes headache, stiff back, shoulder and back pain?

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Posted on Fri, 30 May 2014
Question: .Having flu-like symptoms with headache, nausea, extreme sensitivity to touch on scalp, left more than right. Back of neck stiffness, shoulder pain, low back pain, stiffness and now fingers stiff and tender. Have had this greater than one week. Headache in eyes, feel pressure there and back of head. Very sore on bones behind ear. Thought was sinus infection (again) but Dr. said sinuses are clear. I feel good when I get up and then feel like crap with extreme fatigue within 1-2 hrs. Nap in after noon. Bed at 9 pm. Sleeping til 8 am and then I didn't want to get up. ???? Help -- I want to feel better
I have been sick since middle of January. Thought was sinusitis. Was prescribed Ceftin with small improvement of symptoms, then Bactrim, no improvement, the levoquin generic, no improvement, and finally Avelox name-brand with improvement by second day. The Avelox was April 8 for one week. Felt good about one week and feeling sick again since Thurs April 24.
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Viral infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Your symptoms appear as those seen typically in a viral flu.

You may have to get examined for the same and confirm the diagnosis.

Meanwhile do take Tab Motrin 400mg twice daily after food for three days. You may also need a course of antibiotics which can be decided only after physically examining you. Consult your treating doctor for the same.

If you have any other concerns, please do ask.

Wish you good health.

Regards,
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What causes headache, stiff back, shoulder and back pain?

Brief Answer: Viral infection Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. Your symptoms appear as those seen typically in a viral flu. You may have to get examined for the same and confirm the diagnosis. Meanwhile do take Tab Motrin 400mg twice daily after food for three days. You may also need a course of antibiotics which can be decided only after physically examining you. Consult your treating doctor for the same. If you have any other concerns, please do ask. Wish you good health. Regards,