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Hi, I'm Doctor Robert, a Medical Internist (MD) who deals with diseases of all organ systems. All my education has been completed in the US.
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Muscle aches from head to toe is called the flu.
This is a virus infection that causes diffuse body aches, generally with headache and low grade fevers.
It can last for extended periods.
There is no treatment for the flu unless caught immediately.
Only supportive care, such as warm fluids, hot baths, and over the counter (OTC) flu remedies are available.
Thera-Flu is one such over the counter (OTC) preparation that has helped many through it.
if you have been out in the sweltering heat, then there are two other options
1. dehydration; this causes muscle pain due to lack of fluid
2. rhabdomyolysis- this is muscle breakdown found in trauma and extreme heat conditions. It is diagnosed by a blood test called a creatine phosphokinase (CPK).
So, those are the options.
1. drink plenty of fluids
2. take tylenol for the discomfort every 6 hours
3. consider thera-flu; take as directed on the bottle
4. if this persists beyond one week, time to see the primary care physician (PCP) for these tests
b. erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) for systemic inflammation
a. complete blood count (CBC) to look for infection
c. creatine phosphokinase (CPK) for rhabdomyolysis
d. a Urinalysis (U/A) to evaluate your hydration status.
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i dont have any flu like symptoms
these aches come and goes
And this is not a cause of major worry. At your age, I can't think of anything major that causes this outside of what we discussed.
i was taking some curam 625 mg and lanzap 30 mg ....
but i stop taking the meds over 2 r 3 week ago
at this point i am wondering if it is any form of std?
No it is nOT an STD.
This is not an STD, so don't even think that.
and most times my testicles seems to get painful and no signs of swelling
They don't give muscle aches all over.
Testicle pain can be due to inflammation.
i was thinking that the aches was due to the side effects of the pills but over three weeks and its on and off
is that even possible?