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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
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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
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