How To Get Relief From Muscle Pain With Mild Fever And Weakness?

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Q: I have been very sick from last one month and having multiple symptoms (muscle pain, weakness and body shaking). I don’t want anymore tests as the condition is getting worse, but no one seems to be able to figure this out. Any suggestions would be helpful?
Expert Answer

There are several diseases which can have multiple symptoms such as muscle pain, weakness and body shaking. One example of the disease is the chronic fatigue syndrome. This is a severe tiredness for a long period of time and cannot be relieved by rest. Chronic fatigue syndrome is not directly caused by medical conditions but the cause is not known. There are several theories that try to explain the cause of the disease.

The symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome include:

Relief From Muscle Pain
  • Joint pain but there is no swelling
  • Muscle aches (myalgia)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Mild fever
  • Sore throat
  • Feeling unrefreshed even after a long sleep
  • Irritability
  • Headache and confusion

There is no test for chronic fatigue syndrome but there have been reports of patients of chronic fatigue syndrome having abnormal results on brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test and white blood cell count.

Chronic fatigue syndrome has no cure* and treatment is usually directed towards the symptoms. The treatment includes:

  • Medication to reduce* discomfort pain and fever
  • Medication to treat* the depression
  • Use of anti-anxiety drugs
  • Sleep management techniques
  • Undergoing a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Having a healthy diet
  • Engaging in exercises

Other diseases should not be ruled out because there are other possible causes of what you are experiencing. Examples of other likely causes include:

  • Muscle and nerve disease for example multiple sclerosis
  • Endocrine disease such as hypothyroidism
  • Infections
  • Immune or autoimmune disorders
  • Drug dependence
  • Psychiatric or psychological conditions especially depression
  • Tumors
  • Other illnesses such as kidney, liver and heart diseases

It is advisable to focus your treatment on the symptoms you are experiencing. For example if you have joint pain you can get medicine that can help you reduce* the pain, or if you are having a swelling you can get medicine that reduce* the swelling.

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Expert Author : Kelly Everson (Consumer Health Digest)

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