It is possible that a flu virus will give you joint pain and sometimes it can be severe
Really, for so long? I don't usually get sick, but the few times I've had the flu its been mostly just nausea, stomach pains and fatigue. I know you can have joint pains while you have the flu although I've had very little of that in the past, but I wasn't aware that it could continue for such a long time afterwards. I've never had this sort of reaction, especially without any other symptoms (I didn't have the symptoms I had earlier in the week, when the joint pains started.)
Honestly, I hadn't even thought about how sometimes you can have joint pain when you have the flu until you mentioned it.
yes, the first time it happened to me, I thought i had some kind of near fatal illness the pain was so bad , i couldn't keep my body still. i tossed and turned all night in pain, and it did last for about a month. It felt like it would go from one joint to the next, all around my body, and then sometimes both knees or both wrists etc at the same time. It was weird. An aching throbbing.
my doctor told me it was a virus.
Later I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, but the doc still says it was a virus that time.
If you can't focus or think straight because of pain, I would definitely see Dr.
My joint pain doesn't sound like it was anywhere near as bad as yours, but I did go to the Dr. on Wednesday for another reason. I had severe stomach pain and nausea. The last time I had any real joint pain was last Friday (April 4th). I told the Doctor everything about the last month though and she ordered blood work. Everything came back good, even the inflammatory test, because she said it could have been inflammatory arthritis brought on by the virus I had the week before the joint pain started. I do have a high WBC count (15), so she wants me to come in next week for more blood work to make sure it was just an infection.