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Is it the FLU?
An_249990 posted:
I started having a bad headache 4 days ago. It's a horrible pain, especially behind my eyes (almost like a migraine, but without the distorted vision. Excedrin/Ibuprofen don't help. I've had a low-grade fever off & on for a few days now, and a lot of muscle cramping in my stomach and lower back. (Even though I've been drinking tons of water). No real stomach issues other than I'm not very hungry. I also have a slightly runny nose, but I'm not stuffed up. I don't remember ever feeling like this before. Is it the flu? I didn't get a shot this year =(
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
I have no idea if you have influenza or not. The flu cannot be definitely diagnosed by a random array of symptoms. My guess would be no (and it is just a guess), since most people on day four with influenza would be feeling better by now.

I would suggest that you see your medical provider so that you can be properly examined, diagnosed, and treated.