I have had the following symptoms for a month: chills, occasional dripping nose, congestion of respiratory tract and nose. Bad head pains affecting my eye, occasional sweating and flu feeling. I was told that I was not contagious after so long. I am exhausted, and I have trouble breathing at times. I am told by the CLSC I cannot be sick for so long! I am. Can anyone enlighten me please?
You posted this quite a long time ago, but I was wondering if you ended up with a diagnosis and effective treatment plan. I would love to hear about it. It does sound like you could have ended up with complications from the flu and, hopefully, you found a doctor who listened carefully to you regarding your symptoms. The flu can lead to pneumonia or bronchitis or other secondary concerns.
Of course only a medical doctor can make diagnoses, and you should always seek medical care if something lingers for more than a week to ten days.
I do hope all is well!
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Could be a sinus infection or some complication from having the flu. I was sick for a month with what I thought was the flu but found out I had bronchitis from having the flu, the actual flu didn't last as long but sure felt like I still had it. Either way, you should see your doctor if it persists past a week (don't wait as long as I did!) and if it was your doctor who told you that you were not contagious but didn't tell you what was wrong then I would suggest a different doctor!
My son had all those systems and he was very contagious. He tested positive for the H1N1