Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Are you available to chat?
yes, but I'm not sure how I ended up in the eye department
Doctor DanB : Oh. Well if it's okay I feel like I am definitely more than qualified to help you and can answer your question with certainty if you'll work with me.
Doctor DanB : Your symptoms sound very consistent with a viral illness, likely a flu virus. It is quite common for the symptoms to be lasting a week to sometimes even two weeks so the fact that you're improving but still have residual symptoms is not surprising and doesn't worry me.
Doctor DanB : Do you have any other questions about this?
Doctor DanB : Are you still there?
Would you recommend maximum rest until completely better? Or should I slowly try to resume daily activities. Also what about eating? I am able to eat small amounts of food but don't quite have my normal taste back. Does eating slow the recovery down?
Doctor DanB : Not eating regularly shouldn't slow the recovery significantly nor should slowly advancing your activity slow your recovery. I think it's actually better to gradually increase your activity as you can because when you wait sometimes until you feel 100% better, it is sometimes harder to get back to your normal routine.
Thanks for your help. It sounds like as long as nothing is getting worse I'm ok and just have to wait it out.
Doctor DanB : Yes. I think that's precisely it. I bet by a few more days you'll be much more functional. So you have any other questions about this?
Doctor DanB : I meant do you...
no, that was it
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