tomtom asks:

Swine flu after effects for 13 year old - is this normal?

My 13 YO daughter had what her doctor described as swine flu, type "A". She was out of school for a week. She got worse so took her to emergency who confirmed flu symptoms and suggested steroids for joint and muscle pain. After taking steroids which helped with pain, but now still has joint and muscle pain, especially feet/ankles and wrist/fingers. It has been over a month. Is this normal?
Member Added on Oct 13, 2009
It has now been over 6 wks since first symptoms. She has been back to the doctor several times and her fever has returned, so back on tylynol and motrin. Yesterday we were back at the dr's office and he decided to put her in the hospital. After numerous blood tests nothing has come back positive. However her "new" pediatrician is confident he will find the problem, but not so confident that he will be able to treat the the problem. He and associates are pretty sure another virus has invaded her body attacking her immune system and muscles, joints, etc. Her fever still keeps spiking. More later if new info becomes available.

thanks ,
In Topics: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
> 60 days ago


Answers (1)

fritzr writes:
Hi tomtom, I'm sorry to hear that your daughter isn't feeling well and has the symptoms you listed.
However, a medical question like this is really best answered by a licensed health care professional who can examine your daughter in person.
> 60 days ago

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