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post-flu chest/back pain

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I had the flu, I have since recovered but towards the end of the illness i started to develop pain on the upper left side of my back. Now the pain only hurts at night, but I have difficulty breathing--I get a pain on my left side in my chest. Is this something I should be concerned about? I want to start running and working out but cant since I cant breathe.

I have no history of asthma.
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replied March 25th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your health query on E health Forum.

After a viral infection, residual symptoms of body ache may persist for a week or two, as a result of body weakness, resulting due to the infection.

This is a very common issue and nothing to be worried about.

Adequate rest and hydration will help, along with OTC medications like advil or tylenol to help the pain.

You might consider to start working out after 1 week, atleast after the resolution of the symptoms.

I hope this helps.


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