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Symptoms of flu?

Hello. I am a 55 year old woman. I am recovering from a flu-like virus where I had feverishness, headache and aches all over my body. The worst of this lasted about 5 days and I am slowly recovering. However, I am finding that I am experiencing low mood and an agitated feeling (similar to jangling nerves or butterflies in my stomach) and it is making it difficult for me to fall over to sleep. Is this a common symptom after having the flu? I am coping with this quite well as I control my breathing until the feelings pass but it is wearing me down somewhat. Should I be doing something different?
Tue, 24 Jun 2014
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Hello,
Welcome to HCM,

These symptoms are common with any viral flu. Most of the viral infections are self limiting and it will subside by itself.

As you are having these symptoms it may also depends on the immune status of the individual. Person having good immune system will cope up early and be alright soon.

As your symptoms have lasted for more than five days it will subside gradually. I would suggest you to follow
1.Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
2.Eat food rich in proteins.
3.Take oral Ibuprofen to reduce the fever and the pain.
4.Tab Rantac to prevent the acute gastritis.
Thank you.
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