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What would cause all over joint and body pain. Just got over

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What would cause all over joint and body pain. Just got over infection of bladder and kidney with antibiotics. Also am extremely tired, just want to sleep.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 12 months ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

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That is due to the inflammation in the body from recent infection.

The body's immune system can go overdrive attacking its own tissues.

This can last for several weeks also known as reactive arthritis.

Oral steroid course with prednisone 40 mg daily for 5 days then tapered to 10 mg daily for 2-3 weeks should help with the symptoms.

Tiredness is also part of this.

Other causes of tiredness can be hypothyroidism or thyroid gland disorder, diabetes, iron deficiency.

Please discuss with your doctor soon.

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