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A couple of days ago I suddenly fell sick, very suddenly

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Hey, a couple of days ago I suddenly fell sick, very suddenly like one minute fine the next I'm shivering uncontrollably and sweating. I have a consistent headache, and an off and on fever, no runny nose, and feel fatigued. I thought it was just the common cold and a day or two of rest would have me up and running. Am I overanalyzing this or, or it just the cold and all I need is some more rest?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Symptoms do sound like a viral infection.

There are different types of viruses.

The recovery time may vary.

You should see gradual improvement in a week or two.

Naproxen should help with fever, aches and pains.

Vitamin C, ecchinacea and fluids daily will boost immune system.

Do you have any vomiting and neck stiffness?
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